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Composer: Harbison, John (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
December 2018
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LondonWinter's Night

Morales, Praetorius, Howells, Rorem, Traditional, Rathbone, Tavener, Weir, Parry, Frances-Hoad, Harbison, Beamish, Barber, Rutter, Panufnik, L'Estrange, Goss, Holst, Berlin, Pierpont
Graham Ross; Choir of Clare College Cambridge

MinneapolisA New Year Celebration

Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, Harbison, Paulus
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Aaron Diehl

RidgewoodTaste of Tanglewood

Strauss R., Harbison, Copland, Bernstein, Williams
New Jersey Wind Symphony

Leamington SpaChoir of Clare College Cambridge - Winter's Night

Morales, Praetorius, Howells, Rorem, Rathbone, Vaughan Williams, Traditional, Tavener, Weir, Parry, Frances-Hoad, Harbison, Beamish, Barber, Rutter, Panufnik, L'Estrange, Goss, Holst, Berlin
Graham Ross; Choir of Clare College Cambridge

BostonSir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison, Mozart and Vaughan Williams

Harbison, Mozart, Vaughan Williams
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Alessio Bax
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Masterful Masur conducts the Boston Symphony

Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
John Harbison's 80th birthday in December was marked at the start of Ken-David Masur's colorful program with the Boston Symphony. 
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A truly great Gatsby: John Harbison's opera gets a thrilling performance in Boston

John Harbison  ©  Katrin Talbot
Between Baz Luhrmann’s recent film The Great Gatsby, Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby currently at Sadler’s Wells, and Elevator Repair Service’s circulation-testing, eight-hour Gatz at the Noël Coward Theatre last year, Londoners such as myself could be forgiven for feeling all Gatsbied out (in truth, Gatz could probably have achieved that by itself).
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Chamber music with members of the San Francisco Symphony and Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman  ©  Dario Acosta
The San Francisco Symphony recently returned from an exhausting six-city, ten-concert tour of Asia and now enter the month of December with a selection of seasonal, festive performances.
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Harbison's Symphony no. 5 in Boston: A meditation on loss

John Harbison,  ©  Katrin Talbot
There is an electric guitar on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall, and it is not a Pops concert.John Harbison's Symphony no. 5 for baritone, mezzo-soprano and orchestra up-ends what we think of as a symphony, presenting the voice as an instrument and recalibrating the form.