lou-harrison-by-eva-soltes.jpgLed by choir director Nathaniel Berman, UCSC’s Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble will join forces in a rare performance of modernist master Lou Harrison’s La Koro Sutro. Considered Harrison’s choral masterwork, this unusual music involves an Esperanto interpretation of the Buddhist Heart Sutra set to gamelan.

Berman’s sensitivity and musical expertise should power the choral group to a memorable interpretation. Santa Cruz area residents who knew the composer will find inspiration in this hypnotic creation.

Also on the program is music by two renowned Harrison associates, John Cage and Virgil Thomson.

Tickets — act swiftly!— are available at the UCSC Ticket Office (831.459-2159). Saturday, March 8 – 7:30 – Music Center Recital Hall.

[photo: Eva Soltes]