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Henry Cowell

Whimsy and Terror: Mark Morris Returns to Berkeley

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.27.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

It was a global nail-biter last week, but after Scotland voted to uphold their often rocky 300-year union with England, Mark Morris' The Muir and A Wooden Tree, which opened his troupe's season at Cal Performances in Berkeley last night, proved a graceful though decidedly eccentric salute to that proud nation, tinged with melancholy and regret.

Ojai Music Festival 2013: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The undertow of somberness in the last two Ojai Music Festivals was banished for the 67th version of the venerable yet ever-renewing series on June 6 to 9. Credit for breaking the spell goes to exuberant dance maven Mark Morris.

Mark Morris Unveils New Rite of Spring at Ojai North!

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

I thought those floral wreaths for the women and green leafy garlands for the men looked silly. Though if the movement had been more ironic, they might have worked.

Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra Perform the Music of Henry Cowell

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

It's Cowell's biography that pushes this concert into the realm of serious social importance. For four years he was imprisoned in San Quentin for homosexual relations with a consenting man.