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The Music of Lou Harrison

Oct 15, 2011: 8pm- 11:59 pm
Bard College

Presented by New Albion Records and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. “The Music of Lou Harrison (1917–2003), an American Original” includes Solo to Anthony Cirone, Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, and La Koro Sutro. Featuring the Riverside Choral Society—a 100-member chorus, conducted by Patrick Gardner—and Krista Bennion Fenney, violin, along with American Gamelan, a percussion orchestra. Lou Harrison (1917–2003) was a mid-20th century “outsider artist,” outside the halls of the cultural institutions of the day. He developed a singular body of work that was inspired by studies of early music and tunings, and world music, as well as from the influence of other musical mavericks, such as Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and John Cage. At Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater Contact: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu, 845-758-7900.