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Part of: Sounds & Stories
This program celebrates two female composers with strong OSL ties: Joan Tower, who previously served as the orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence, and Valerie Coleman, whose Fanfare for Uncommon Times (2021), an OSL commission, will receive its world premiere recording. As the New York Times recognized when OSL premiered the work last summer, Coleman’s fanfare addresses “elements of the Black experience during a challenging time,” and is “at once reflective and restless, uplifting and ominous.”
All ticketholders are invited to a post-concert discussion and conversation led by OSL President and Executive Director James Roe with Joan Tower and Valerie Coleman.
Sounds & Stories is supported by a leadership gift from Carol B. Grossman and additional generous support from Alden Toevs.
Fanfare for the Common Man
Fanfare for Uncommon Times
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman