Composer and Institute Professor John Harbison has been associated with Boston-based Emmanuel Music since 1970, when he played viola at the group's first Bach Cantata performance at Emmanuel Church. Since then, the ensemble has presented a number of Harbison's world premieres, commissioned works and recording projects.
This season, Emmanuel Music is presenting an eight-concert, season-long tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer entitled "John Harbison and His World." The first concert on Oct. 12 featured Harbison's works for viola as well as his first two string quartets.
The series continues with concerts on Nov. 2, Nov. 23, Feb. 1, March 7, April 18, April 25 and May 16. Except for the April concerts--which are free and take place in MIT's Killian Hall--performances are held at Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury St., Boston) and tickets are $22, or $50 for patrons and $18 for students and seniors; eight-concert subscriptions are available for $110 (or $85 for students/seniors). For more information, call (617) 536-3356 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 2003.