Performance Today

with host Fred Child

John Harbison at Aspen

John Harbison, American composer
John Harbison Katrin Talbot
15min 35sec

As a young man, composer John Harbison was passionate about both jazz and classical music. At the time, he felt he had to choose between the two, and picked classical. Times have changed, and nowadays he's comfortable combining the two in his music. Hear Fred Child's onstage interview with John Harbison at the 2012 Aspen Festival, along with Harbison's performance of his own music.