The late Lou Silver Harrison (1917-2003) was one of America's most original and revered composers, born May 14th, 1917, in Portland, Oregon. The world is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth with concerts everywhere. On May 20, Bay Area music non-profit Other Minds will produce a concert devoted exclusively to some major highlights of Harrison’s infectious output. The Noonan Building’s Mark Abramson is currently working as Production Director for Other Minds.
The concert will be held at the Mission Dolores basilica, at the corner of Dolores Street and 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. Among the work to be presented is La Koro Sutro (The Heart Sutra, in Esperanto), for 65 choristers, organ, harp and gamelan, and the Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, co-composed with Richard Dee, and simply put, a solid gold musical masterpiece. Nicole Paiement of San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle will conduct.
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 22
LOU HARRISON GAMELAN MASTERPIECES
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th St., San Francisco CA