Portland State University throws a 100th birthday party for Oregon’s greatest composer. Plus: excerpt from the new biography.


 Portland classical music groups have shamefully ignored the music of Oregon’s greatest composer in his centennial year — but that’s about to change

Oregon composers and performers shine in new and old music.

Mark Morris explores Harrison’s lineage and legacy at California’s 2013 Ojai Festival

Berkeley Art Museum showcases the great Bay Area composer’s heartfelt music

Gamelan Pacifica performs music of Lou Harrison

A rebel at heart, prizewinning composer David Lang finds joy in collaboration and teaching

Washington’s Post-Classical Ensemble puts American master’s music in context

The migration of American new music

Festival celebrates composer Henry Cowell