Caroline Stinson Celebrates Composer John Harbison's 85th Birthday

A group of performers and their string instruments on stage
Caroline Stinson (second from left) standing beside composer John Harbison. Also featured: the Lydian String Quartet and Rachel Calin, bass.

On December 1, cellist Caroline Stinson performed Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison's Presences, for solo cello and string quintet at the composer's 85th birthday celebration at Emmanuel Church in Boston, MA. Stinson performed the work with the Lydian String Quartet and Rachel Calin, bass.

Stinson will record Presences in 2024 as part of a project to be released by Naxos, which will feature Stinson performing several of Harbison's works for cello.

Caroline Stinson is associate professor of the practice in the Duke University Department of Music, where she is also a member of the Ciompi Quartet and director of the Chamber Music program.