Other Tower season highlights include: the premiere of her first choral commission Can I, written for the Young People's Chorus of New York; her new Dumbarton Quintet featuring the composer at the keyboard; continuing concerts of her groundbreaking orchestral commission Made in America; the Toronto Symphony's weekend featuring the Violin Concerto with soloist Jacques Israelievitch (led by Peter Oundjian); Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony presenting the Concerto for Orchestra; and the Miami String Quartet’s premiere of a commission by Music from Angel Fire. Tower celebrations continue into fall 2008 with a 6 September birthday concert at Merkin Concert Hall.
"At this age, I feel fortunate indeed to be blessed with health, happiness, and continuing active involvement in music as a composer, performer, and teacher."Off Press:
— Joan Tower
"Joan Tower: The Comprehensive Bio-Bibliography" by Ellen K. Grolman