The Class of 2008

The Class of 2008
Elliott Carter. John Corigliano.
John Harbison. Joan Tower.

The year 2008 is a milestone for each of these composers. Carter, the respected elder statesman of American music, reaches the century mark. Youngsters Corigliano, Harbison, and Tower celebrate their 70th birthdays. Each composer is a force to be reckoned with: Carter sets the standard of the musical vista; Corigliano is an uncompromising adventurer of sonic landscapes; Harbison is a master craftsman of creative artistry; and Tower is a trailblazer in independence and rhythmic ingenuity.

Below is a selected listing of their works; their complete worklists offer further programming ideas.

Elliott Carter
     Holiday Overture
     Duration: 10'

     The Minotaur, Suite from the Ballet
     Duration: 25'

     Variations for Orchestra
     Duration: 24'

John Corigliano
     The Red Violin: Chaconne
     Duration: 15'
     Violin; 3(2pic).2.2.2/4.2Ctpt[=Dtpt].2+btbn.1/timp.3perc/pf([cel]).hp/str

     Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
     Duration: 37'
     Soprano: 3(2pic).3(ca).3(Eflat+bcl).asx(barsx).3(cbn)/4.4.2+btbn.1/timp.3perc/pf.hp/str

     Symphony No. 2
     Duration: 40'
     String orchestra ( players minimum)

John Harbison
     Canonical American Songbook
     Duration: 15'

     Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera
     Duration: 7'

     Milosz Songs
     Duration: 30'
     Soprano; 3(

Joan Tower
     Chamber Dance
     Duration: 15'

     In Memory
     Duration: 12'
     String orchestra

     Made in America
     Duration: 14'

Elliott Carter by Nicholas Tucker
John Corigliano by J. Henry Fair
John Harbison by Katrin Talbot
Joan Tower by Noah Sheldon