Mark Morris Hosts: Percussion Music from John Cage and Lou Harrison

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Gamelan Sari Raras (Courtesy of the artist)

Tuesdays in June at 8 pm, celebrated choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the festival's last three years. Episode Two of the five-week series pairs performances of percussion music by American composers John Cage and Lou Harrison, recorded live in concert at Ojai in 2013.

The founder of the internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, Morris has collaborated with the San Francisco Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera. The recipient of eleven honorary doctorates, he was named a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991 and received a 2010 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society.

Join Mark Morris for commentary on featured composers and performers as well as for first-hand insights into Ojai itself, which sits in a valley on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest.

Episode One | Episode Two

John Cage - Six (Red Fish Blue Fish) - Listen
John Cage/Lou Harrison - Double Music (Red Fish Blue Fish) - Listen
John Cage - Third Construction (Red Fish Blue Fish) - Listen
Lou Harrison - Fugue for Percussion (Red Fish Blue Fish) - Listen
Lou Harrison - Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan (Colin Fowler, piano; Gamelan Sari Raras) - Listen

The Ojai Music Festival programs are presented as part of a new partnership between Q2 Music and Ojai. Audio provided courtesy of the Festival.

Hosted by:

Mark Morris

Produced by:

Hannis Brown

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