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Composer: Harrison, Lou (1917-2003)

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Year of birth1917
Year of death2003
January 2019
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WashingtonIndonesian Embassy Balinese and Javanese gamelans and dancers

Ravel, Poulenc, Messiaen, Harrison
Netanel Draiblate; Benjamin Pasternack; Su Wan-Chi; Unknown

LudwigsburgBallett am Rhein

Harrison, Bartók
Mark Morris; Martin Schläpfer; Ballett am Rhein
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Morris' Whelm: intriguing, never irritating

Grand Duo © Stephanie Berger
The Mark Morris Dance Group delights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Distinctive Californian compositions in the Cleveland Museum of Art

Henry Cowell  ©  Sidney Cowell
This week The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art, two iconic cultural brands in the city, collaborated on a two-concert series at the museum of music by composers who based their careers in California. The orchestra’s assistant conductor, James Feddeck, conducted the concerts in the museum’s intimate Gartner Auditorium.
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Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell and a well-honed Mahler 5 with the San Francisco Symphony in Hong Kong

Michael Tilson Thomas
Faced with ageing audiences, dwindling funding and slashed budgets, many fine orchestras feel besieged at home these days, let alone being able to embark on costly tours overseas – all the more reason why the San Francisco Symphony’s ambitious tour of six cities in Asia is a cause for celebration.
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