John Harbison this Summer

Upcoming Concerts at Tanglewood


The Bowdoin International Music Festival featured Mozart, Harbison & Ravel on July 4th at Studzinkski Recital Hall


John Harbison Concerts at Tanglewood

The Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study.  Young professional-level musicians of exceptional ability, while on full fellowships that cover the costs of room, board, and tuition, work closely with members of the BSO and renowned guest artists, performing some 40 concerts each season.


On July 1st, his String Quartet No. 4 was performed in honor of the composer's 80th birthday.

On July 2nd, Harbison conducted the Tanglewood Music Center Instrumental Fellows and Vocal Fellows through Cantata No. 159, "Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem," Cantata No. 105, "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht," Cantata No. 58, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid [II]," and Cantata No. 109, "Ich glaube, lieber Herr".


July 22nd at 8:00 PM

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows Vocal Recital

Messiaen - Selections from Harawi
John Harbison - Simple Daylight
William Bolcom - Cabaret Songs
Selected songs by Marx and Mompou 


August 14th at 8:00 PM

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows Vocal Recital

Seiji Ozawa HallLenox, MA


Alan Smith - To the Muse
John Harbison - Flashes and Illuminations
Britten - Canticle V
Shawn Jaeger - In Old Virginny
Martin - Four Sonnets to Cassandra
Shostakovich - From Jewish Folk Poetry

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Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

2018 Season Programs

Program I - Roots

Music that searches the tonal system, in the 18th century and in our own time, for its most abundant possibilities. Works of J. S. Bach and James Primosch.

Saturday, August 25, 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 26, 4:00 P.M.

Mark Bridges, cello

Laura Burns, violin

Ross Gilliland, bass

John Harbison, keyboard

Rose Mary Harbison, violin

Jen Paulson, viola

James Primosch, piano

Ryne Cherry, bass

Sarah Yanovitch, soprano

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Program II - New Growth

The Kepler Quartet explores the alluring soundscape of music “in between the notes.” Works by Ben Johnston, Henry Cowell, Mario Lavista, and Stefano Scodanibbio.

Wednesday, August 29, 7:30 P.M.

Kepler Quartet - Eric Segnitz, violin | Sharan Leventhal, violin | Brek Renzelman, viola | Karl Lavine, cello

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Program III - Cornucopia

Music that inherits abundant resources, but cultivates them exotically. Works of Mozart, Harbison, Haydn, and Schumann.

Saturday, September 1, 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, September 2, 4:00 P.M.


Rose Mary Harbison, violin

Frank Kelley, tenor

Karl Lavine, cello

Janice Weber, piano

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