Embassy of Indonesia
March 12, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Embassy of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20036

Celebrating Lou Harrison
By: PostClassical Ensemble
in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy

Tim Fain, violin
Michael Boriskin, piano
The Indonesian Embassy Javanese Gamelan
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Tim Fain, violin

“The brilliant young American violinist Tim Fain brought technical finesse, lyrical ardor and cagey control to his alluring performance” – The New York Times

Lou Harrison (1917-2003) is a 20th century master whose time will come. Decades before it became fashionable, Harrison created a masterly fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles, based in the sounds and techniques of Indonesian gamelan. He also — with Henry Cowell and John Cage — created the percussion ensemble as a musical genre.


Traditional gamelan music
Henry Cowell: Pulse for percussion
Lou Harrison: Concerto for violin and percussion
Lou Harrison: Ladrang Epikuros
Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for violin and piano
Lou Harrison/John Cage: Double Music for percussion

When: Saturday March 12, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM (EST)

Where: Embassy of Indonesia - 2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036

Free Admission.
Reservations Required. Click here to register.

PostClassical Ensemble

Organizer of Celebrating Lou Harrison

PostClassical Ensemble is recognized for “turning familiar music on its head, providing context and fresh perspectives and generally pulling the rug out from under listeners” (Washington Post). PCE was founded in 2003 by Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Executive Director Joseph Horowitz as an experimental orchestral laboratory, producing immersion experiences that upend traditional boundaries. PCE programming is thematic and cross-disciplinary, typically incorporating art, film, dance, or theater, exploring unfamiliar works and composers, or recontextualizing standard repertoire. Central to its mission is collaboration with other cultural organizations, especially museums and universities, most regularly its educational partner Georgetown University. PostClassical Ensemble, called “wildly ambitious” by The Washington Post, and a “group known for revolution," parners frequently with the National Gallery of Art’s film and music divisions, the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, and Georgetown University. PCE’s repertoire emphasizes music composed after 1900 – from Copland, Ives, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich to remarkable but less familiar works by, Chavez, Farwell, Gerhard, Montsalvatge, and Revueltas. 20th & 21st century composers whose music PCE has commissioned and/or premiered include Manuel de Falla, Ana Lara, Mario Lavista, Daniel Schnyder, David Taylor, and Zhou Long. PCE has collaborated with such artists as pianists Jeremy Denk, Benjamin Pasternak, Alexander Toradze, and William Wolfram, clarinetist David Krakauer, baritones Christòpheren Nomura and William Sharp, bass-baritone Kevin Deas, pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-fen, and internationally prominent folk music, gamelan, and flamenco artists.

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