Events | Eclectic Salon

Los Angeles | March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM


Lou Harrison © David Harsany


This year MICROFEST celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and the 100th birthday of LOU HARRISON, the wonderful American Maverick who opened our ears and hearts to music of other tunings, other timbres, other times.

Beginning with Santa Cruz’s new American Gamelan the Lightbulb Ensemble to the 24-hour birthday bash at Harrison House in Joshua Tree, almost every one of this season’s one dozen concerts has music by Harrison, with many devoted entirely to his vision. The LA Phil presents Yuval Sharon’s re-imagining of Lou’s opera Young Caesar in an extraordinary melding of the first all gamelan version & the final orchestral re-write, while UCLA celebrates Harrison’s time as a 1940’s student of Schoenberg with an early piano work under his tutelage. Villa Aurora presents plucked music for harpsichord, shamisen, guitar, harp & mbiras, the Varied Trio (named after Lou’s delightful work for piano, violin & percussion) holds forth at Monk Space, and much, much more. Come celebrate the “notes between the notes,” and a double anniversary!


Plucking Lou Harrison

Celebrate Lou Harrison’s Centennial with a bouquet of plucked delights by Grammy-winning musicians Gloria Cheng/harpsicord, John Schneider/guitars and TJ Troy/ percussion.

$ 25
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 7 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


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