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Composer: Harbison, John (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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ClevelandDvořák's New World

Harbison, Price, Dvořák
The Cleveland Orchestra; Jahja Ling

New York CityThe Art of the Recital: Cho-Liang Lin + Jon Kimura Parker

Harbison, Schoenfield, Stucky
Cho-Liang Lin; Jon Kimura Parker
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Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle audiences welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison to Benaroya Hall this past weekend with the west coast premiere of his work, What Do We Make of Bach? for orchestra and obbligato organ.
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To sleep perchance to dream? Sir Andrew Davis leads the BSO

John Harbison following the performance of his Second Symphony © Hilary Scott
John Harbison's Second Symphony takes the listener from Dawn to Darkness, while Vaughan Williams' Fifth offers “the similitude of a dream” in Boston. 
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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

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

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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