Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public. This week’s guest is renowned composer John Harbison. As part of Harbison’s residency at Brown University, his Cello Concerto, performed by soloist Daniel Harp, features on the program of the Brown University Orchestra’s concerts on November 21 and 22.
About the speaker
Composer John Harbison is among America’s most prominent artistic figures. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including three of the most prestigious: the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities. Harbison has composed music for most of this country’s premiere musical institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera (for whom he wrote The Great Gatsby), the Chicago Lyric Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Los Angles Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Santa Fe and Aspen festivals.