In celebration of the holiday season, Fulcrum Point New Music Project will partner with Chicago Balinese Gamelan to honor American iconoclast composer, Lou Harrison and perform his most beloved works. Composer, environmentalist and gay activist, Lou Harrison (1917 – 2003) is best known for blazing new paths in music by invigorating the Western canon with musical influences from all over the world.
Harrison was heavily influenced by gamelan music; The orchestra of gongs, metallophones, drums and bamboo flutes that make up gamelan music is used in Bali, Indonesia as a method of religious worship, celebration and offering to the many Balinese Hindu gods and goddesses. In addition to the gamelan music, the concert will include a performance of traditional Balinese dance.
To open the concert Merit faculty members Paul Lowryand John Corkill with their students Kerry Thomas and Justin Petrovych will join Fulcrum Point in playing Harrison’s “Majestic Fanfare”.
$15 General Admission
Free for all Merit Students/Teachers/Parents; Please firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.