The Class of 2008
1st March 2007
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.
The Minotaur, Suite from the Ballet
Variations for Orchestra
The Red Violin: Chaconne
Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
Symphony No. 2
String orchestra (22.214.171.124.2 players minimum)
Canonical American Songbook
Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera
Made in America
Elliott Carter by Nicholas Tucker
John Corigliano by J. Henry Fair
John Harbison by Katrin Talbot
Joan Tower by Noah Sheldon