This year the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra opens its 2021-2022 season with the works of four award winning composers Joan Tower, Vivian Fung, Libby Larson and Florence Beatrice Price.
Joan Tower Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Libby Larsen Solo Symphony No. 5
Vivian Fung Dust Devils
Florence Price Symphony No. 1
To learn more about this program listen below!
See videos below for the Price & Tower works.
Joan Tower (born September 6, 1938) is a Grammy-winning contemporary American composer, concert pianist and conductor. Lauded by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time”, her bold and energetic compositions have been performed in concert halls around the world. After gaining recognition for her first orchestral composition, Sequoia (1981), a tone poem which structurally depicts a giant tree from trunk to needles, she has gone on to compose a variety of instrumental works including Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, which is something of a response to Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, the Island Prelude, five string quartets, and an assortment of other tone poems.Read More ››