Extra Eclectic

Honoring Mills College

Lou Harrison in his home near the border of Joshua Tree National Park.Betty Freeman

Extra Eclectic - Honoring Mills College


April 21, 2021

Lou Harrison was one of a host of maverick American composers who taught for many years at Mills College in Oakland, California — a school that recently announced it would be closing its doors after 163 years. Host Steve Seel pays tribute to Mills this week with some of Harrison's music. He also showcases Aaron Dessner's new Concerto for Two Pianos, written for sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque.