Joan Tower: Made in America + World Premiere

Doors Time 5:45 PM

Peter Oundjian

Guest Artists: 
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Joan Tower, composer

This all-Joan-Tower program includes the landmark premiere of a brand new cello concerto by the legendary composer; this concerto was commissioned by the Festival and written for cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who performs it here. “[Weilerstein] and the cello seem simply to be one and the same,” says the Los Angeles Times. Before intermission we explore three of Tower’s seminal works: her Duets for chamber orchestra; the fifth in  her series of fanfares spotlighting adventurous women; and her Made in America, which in turns examines, celebrates, and unsettles the song “America the Beautiful.” 

Joan Tower, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5 (1993)
Joan Tower, Made in America (2004)
Joan Tower, Duets (1994)

Joan Tower, Cello Concerto (World premiere commission) (2021)

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