Performances

Past Performance

June 28 - 29, 2017 Pacific; Serenade; Numerator (world premiere); Grand Duo

Tanglewood Music Center

Seiji Ozawa Hall

Lenox, Massachusetts — United States

Performance Times

June 28, 2017 8:00pm

June 29, 2017 8:00pm

Details

MMDG returns to the Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center to perform Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison; a centenary tribute to Lou Harrison, one of Mark Morris' favorite composers. All four pieces within this program, including the world premiere of Numerator, are set to Lou Harrison's work. 


"Lou Harrison was a friend, and his music has been a decades-long inspiration to me as a choreographer. I've made up dances to many of his scores and there exist many more that are varied, extravagant, and irresistible. Lou said, 'Music is a Song and a Dance.' Not only do I agree, but he was absolutely right. I gratefully and humbly celebrate his centenary." - Mark Morris
"Lou Harrison adored Mark Morris and his superb musicality.  It is thrilling that MMDG will present a substantial program in honor of Lou's 100th birthday and continues to be an important champion of his legacy." Eva Soltes, Director, Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Press

(Brooklyn, NY) – The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) completes their lively, engaging and varied 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Numerator at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival for Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, an entire Lou Harrison (1917-2003) program performed with the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center.

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On June 28, 2017, in Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Mark Morris Dance Group premiered a work, Numerator, set to Harrison’s Varied Trio for violin, piano,and percussion. The title of the program? Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison. That brings to seven the number of works that Morris has set to music by a man he considered a friend.

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- artsJournal
Though born almost 40 years apart, the composer Lou Harrison and the choreographer Mark Morris, both from the West Coast, became one of the great artistic partnerships. At Tanglewood on Wednesday and Thursday, the Mark Morris Dance Group performed “Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison."

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- The New York Times
Watching for Morris's creations on Thursday night set to Harrison's music, it was impossible to imagine the music without the movement. Everything went perfectly together.

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- MassLive
The Mark Morris Dance Group will conclude their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Numerator at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival for Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, an entire Lou Harrison program performed with the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center.

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- WAMC Northeast Public Radio

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