On board the 'Zen Train' with Fred Ho

by Tom Lee

Composer/musician Fred Ho '79, currently in residence as the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist at Harvard under the auspices of the Office for the Arts' Learning From Performers (LFP) program, has been working with the Harvard Jazz Bands and a trio of undergraduate dancers on his new piece, "Take the Zen Train." Commissioned by LFP and the Jazz Bands, this six-movement work will be performed at a concert on Saturday, November 14 at 8 pm in Lowell Hall, with choreography by Daniel Jáquez in collaboration with the dancers. He will receive the Harvard Arts Medal 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the New College Theater.In this video, Ho discuss their collaboration, the inspiration for the piece, and how "Zen Train" is getting on the tracks for its journey to Harvard. [http://www.youtube.com/v/Rr3hjv56XP4&hl=en&fs=1&] Coming Up: Daniel Jáquez in rehearsal