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John Harbison

Publisher: AMP

There is much to admire in Harbison's whirlwind instrumental skill and audacious orchestration, including his writing for brass and winds, and much imaginative writing for an array of percussion.
Chicago Tribune
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2004 Abraham performed at the Papal Concert of Reconciliation in the presence of Pope John Paul II
  • 1999 Premiere of The Great Gatsby by the Metropolitan Opera
  • 1999 Four Psalms, written in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the State of Israel, premiered at the Chicago Symphony
  • 1989 Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1987 Received Pulitzer Prize in Music for sacred motet The Flight into Egypt
  • 1982-87 Composer-in-Residence at the PittsburghSymphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic