Presented by Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the Annual Concert for Peace is our holiday concert, celebrating humanity’s struggles and achievements in acceptance, inclusion, and love through music. Our 19th Annual Concert for Peace will celebrate the life and work of Lou Harrison.
Our partner on this program will be the Chicago Balinese Gamelan Ensemble. Learn more about them.
“Songs of the Forest”
About Lou Harrison:
Over fifty years ago Lou Harrison (1917 – 2003) composer, environmentalist and gay icon, quietly began his own musical revolution. With superb craftsmanship he combined a reverence for world cultures, a passionate belief in social equity and a love of melody and beauty in all its forms, to create his own world of music. In his over 300 compositions for western, eastern, and custom-made instruments Lou Harrison wrote for symphony orchestra, ballet, small chamber ensembles and soloists. He was a musical innovator and a visionary in the truest sense — tirelessly knocking on the door of possibility. Learn more in this short documentary film.