If the phrase “new music” doesn’t mean anything to you, you might not know about Santa Cruz music legend Lou Harrison. If you’re looped into the new music scene, however, you know that the late Harrison is a giant of 20th century classical music. A composer known for incorporating found-sound percussion and non-Western elements into his work, Harrison pushed contemporary music forward in ways largely unknown to mainstream audiences. On Sunday, May 14, Harrison collaborators and appreciators pay tribute to him with two performances: a matinee of Organ Concerto, and an evening performance of Solstice.
INFO: 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Peace United Church of Christ. 900 High St., Santa Cruz. $17-$20. 426-2010. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the evening performance.