Hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the most successful woman composers of all time," with five decades of works ranging from symphonies to quartets to ballets, Joan Tower will help celebrate her own 70th birthday on September 6th by bringing a program of her chamber and instrumental works to Merkin Concert Hall. The program features an all-star lineup including the American Brass Quintet, eighth blackbird, violist Paul Neubauer, pianists Blair McMillen and James Tocco, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. These performing artists will also become composers with original birthday tributes specially written for Joan Tower on the occasion of her birthday. Also included will be an award presented by the American Music Center.
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) Tickets at 212 501 3330 or Merkin Concert Hall