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Joan Tower and Friends at National Sawdust, NYC

  • National Sawdust 80 N. 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 (map)

In the tradition of Philip Glass @80 and John Corigliano @80 concerts, National Sawdust will honor Joan Tower on her 80th Birthday. “One of the most successful women composers of all time” (The New Yorker) and one of the most important American composers alive today, Joan Tower has made lasting contributions to musical life for the past half century. With her iconic Silver Ladders, she was the first woman to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, and the recording of her Made In America won three different Grammy awards. In honor of her 80th birthday, National Sawdust is hosting an exclusive celebration, featuring an afternoon of music curated by Tower herself and featuring music written exclusively by female composers, including Jennifer Higdon, Tania León, and Julia Wolfe. PRISM will perform Wolfe’s Cha, commission by the Quartet in 2015.

Program:
Joan Tower: String Quartet
Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio
Tania León: Ethos
Julia Wolfe: Cha

Performers:
PRISM Quartet
Jasper Quartet
Lysander Trio