Music for Humanity: Beethoven's Ninth

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DESCRIPTION

An ode to a brighter future, join us in celebration as we reflect on a period of strife in our country and world – and our triumphant finale to our long-awaited return. GRAMMY award-winning composer Joan Tower is lauded by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time.” We will be featuring her Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1, along with Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to conclude this season of new beginnings and an epic return to the stage.

PROGRAM

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1……….………..Joan Tower
Serenade to Music…………………..…………….…………Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 9 in D minor “Choral”…………………………..Beethoven

COMPOSER SPOTLIGHT

Joan Tower is widely regarded as one of the most important American composers living today. During a career spanning more than sixty years, she has made lasting contributions to musical life in the United States as composer, performer, conductor, and educator. Her works have been commissioned by major ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including the Emerson, Tokyo, and Muir quartets; soloists Evelyn Glennie, Carol Wincenc, David Shifrin, Paul Neubauer, and John Browning; and the orchestras of Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Nashville, Albany NY, and Washington DC among others. Recent awards: in 2020 Chamber Music America honored her with its Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award; Musical America chose her to be its 2020 Composer of the Year; in 2019 the League of American Orchestras awarded her its highest honor, the Gold Baton. Tower is the first composer chosen for a Ford Made in America consortium commission of sixty-five orchestras. Leonard Slatkin and the Nashville Symphony recorded Made in America in 2006 (along with Tambor and Concerto for Orchestra).

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