A Loud, Movable Birthday Festival for Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen
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From NYTimes.com:

The Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, whose 75th birthday is being celebrated with a weeklong festival at venues across the Washington area, has built a reputation for writing accessible music. And it is, with orchestration as colorful and bold as a Hawaiian shirt and with a knack for keeping listeners engaged through unexpected twists that might include a violinist singing, an electric guitar lurking near the woodwinds or a brass chorale morphing into a bebop band.