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Joan Tower Birthday Concert at NEC

| New England Conservatory: Brown Hall

Joan Tower's residency at NEC ends with a concert celebration of her 80th birthday.

NEC faculty and students perform compositions by Joan Tower. The program ends with a string quartet work written by one of her former students and current NEC composition faculty, Kati Agócs.

Joan Tower Residency Events:

Thursday, February 8 | Women in Leadership: Performance & Conversation

Friday, February 9 | Joan Tower: Composition Seminar

Friday, February 9 | Concert with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)

Monday, February 12 | Joan Tower: Composition Masterclass

Tuesday, February 13 | Joan Tower Birthday Concert at NEC

 

Program

  1. Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 5

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Artists: David Kidd, Michael Shayte, Robyn Smith, Cameron Owen

  2. Second String Force

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Artists: Soovin Kim

  3. Small for solo percussion (world premiere)

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Artists: Alexander Garde

  4. DNA

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Conductor: Frank Epstein

    Ensemble: NEC Percussion Ensemble

  5. Quartet for Strings no 4 "Angels"

    Composer: Joan Tower

    Ensemble: Borromeo String Quartet

    Artists: Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, Luther Warren, Yeesun Kim

  6. Tantric Variations

    Composer: Kati Agócs

    Ensemble: Borromeo String Quartet

    Artists: Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, Luther Warren, Yeesun Kim

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