Joan Tower
Queen of Scotland
Joan Tower
Joan of England, known as Joan of The Tower, was the first wife and Queen consort of king David II of Scotland.
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9/11 commemorative music should do more than comfort - Washington Post
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They join an honorable catalogue of 9/11 works by Joan Tower, Anthony Davis and other notables; and, like them, some will endure and some will be forgotten. The great thing is that they're being written at all. Would that commissioners and audiences
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Tokyo String Quartet makes new music out of Haydn, Beethoven, at SummerFest - SignOnSanDiego.com
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Just Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet (written in 1924-1925 while he was still a student), were more audacious than anything by Sean Shepherd, John Williams and Joan Tower (written in 2010-2011) on Friday's program. Whether that shows we've
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Music review: a John Williams premiere at SummerFest - Los Angeles Times
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But two other composers, Sean Shepherd and Joan Tower, were on hand for SummerFest's annual evening of commissions and premieres. A piano quartet from the French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, also intended for the program, was not finished in time and
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Composers find common ground in SummerFest new music concert - SignOnSanDiego.com
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26) After 32-year-old composer Sean Shepherd introduced himself to the SummerFest audience as the “whippersnapper” on Friday's “Commissions and Premieres” concert at Sherwood Auditorium, 72-year-old composer Joan Tower had little choice: “Unlike Sean,”
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Lincoln Trio debuts new music by American women composers for Cedille Records - The Classical Review
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Notable Women, the Chicago-based ensemble's first full-length release, includes first recordings of Lera Auerbach's Trio; Stacy Garrop's Seven; Laura Elise Schwendinger's C'è la Luna Questa Sera?; and Joan Tower's Trio Cavany
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Go! entertainment events for Aug. 14-20 - North County Times
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SummerFest Commissions and Premieres ---- SummerFest presents the world premiere of John Williams' "Quartet: La Jolla," and the West Coast premieres of Sean Shepherd's Oboe Quartet and Joan Tower's "White Granite"; 7:30 pm (preshow at 6:30);
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American Opera Projects Hosts A Tribute To NY Marriage Equality 8/18 - Broadway World
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His composition instructors include David Lang, Joan Tower, Martin Bresnick, Steven Mackey, and Paul Lansky. Presently, he is on the faculty of Bard College's High School Early College in Queens. David Cote, librettist, is collaborating with Stefan
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Summertime in La Jolla Means SummerFest La Jolla - Patch.com
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19 spotlights new works by Sean Shepard (“Oboe Quartet”), Joan Tower (“White Granite”) and renowned film composer John Williams, who dedicates his “Quartet La Jolla” to Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin, musical director of SummerFest for 11 years
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Cabrillo new-music fest, at 49, among America's oldest - San Francisco Examiner
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Prominent guests have included John Adams, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Philip Glass, Jennifer Higdon, James MacMillan, Christopher Rouse and Joan Tower. The festival also has supported young emerging composers such as Kevin Puts, Michael Hersch
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The Listings
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Classical Full reviews of recent music performances: nytimes.com/classical. Opera Martina Arroyo Foundation (Friday through Sunday) This training organization's earnest, likable productions generally feature modest sets and costumes; the real enticement is hearing gifted young singers honing their craft under the guidance of seasoned professionals.
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Opera and Classical Music Listings July 15- 21 - New York Times
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... women — specifically, Lera Auerbach, Victoria Bond, Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Laura Kaminsky and Joan Tower — on Friday, joined by the violist Andrew Gonzalez for piano quartets by Mozart and Robert and Clara Schumann on Saturday and Sunday
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THE WEEK AHEAD; July 10 -- 16
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Theater Jason Zinoman RadioTheater, which mounts minimalist productions with evocative sound design and wonderful voices that bring to mind the golden age of radio, have picked the right author to focus on this year: H. P. LOVECRAFT. That misanthropic, bigoted and rather brilliant master of literary horror has a spooky, ornamental style of prose
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The Listings
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Classical Full reviews of recent music performances: nytimes.com/classical. Opera - Bel Canto at Caramoor: William Tell (Saturday) The conductor Will Crutchfield's popular Bel Canto at Caramoor series takes on a daunting work, Rossini's great final opera ''William Tell,'' which does not turn up in performance that often, mostly because it is long
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Classical Music and Opera Listings - New York Times
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The Here and Now series continues on Thursday with a celebration of women composers, featuring piano trios by Lera Auerbach, Victoria Bond, Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Laura Kaminsky and Joan Tower. July 8, 9 and 14, at 8 pm; July 10, at 3 pm,
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15 chamber music concerts (and more) will comprise SummerFest 2011 from La ... - La Jolla Light
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18 Composers Forum with Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Sean Shepherd, Joan Tower and Cynthia Lee Wong, moderated by Russell Steinberg. Aug. 25 Hearing Mozart: A Complex Drama in Sonata and Symphony with Russell Steinberg. Preludes. Ticket holders are invited to
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Entrevista con JoAnn Falletta, la maestra que viene a dirigir a la Sinfónica - Beethoven FM
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Hacíamos música del pasado, como Fanny Mendelssohn y Clara Schumann, pero principalmente obras de mujeres contemporáneas, como Joan Tower, Ellen Zwillich, Jennifer Higdon y muchas otras. En Estados Unidos hemos tenido hartas creadoras mujeres,
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Nashville Symphony shines on new all-Schwantner recording for Naxos - Nashville Scene
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The program's first work, Joan Tower's Made in America, earned the symphony three Grammy Awards. That bodes well for the current recording. Ryddle me this: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Leonardo da Vinci may have had a code
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan of The Tower
    FORTIES
  • 1362
    Age 40
    Died on September 7, 1362.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1357
    Age 35
    After he was released in 1357, she decided to remain in England. Joan was close to her mother, whom she nursed during her last days. Joan herself died in 1362, aged 41, at Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire and was buried at the Grey Friars Church, London.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1346
    Age 24
    In 1346, David II was taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346, and remained imprisoned in England for eleven years.
    More Details Hide Details Joan was allowed to visit him in the Tower of London a few times by her brother, but his imprisonment meant that, for Joan and David, no children were born during this time.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1341
    Age 19
    Meanwhile David's representatives had obtained the upper hand in Scotland, and David and Joan were thus enabled to return to his kingdom in June 1341, when he took the reins of government into his own hands.
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  • 1339
    Age 17
    David was present at the bloodless meeting of the English and French armies at Vironfosse in October 1339.
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  • 1333
    Age 11
    Owing to the victory of Edward III of England and his protégé Edward Balliol at Halidon Hill in July 1333, David and his Queen were sent for safety into France, reaching Boulogne in May 1334, where they were received by the French King, her relative Philip VI.
    More Details Hide Details Little is known about the life of the Scottish King and Queen in France, except that Château Gaillard was given to them as their residence and Philip treated them with regard.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1329
    Age 7
    On 7 June 1329, her father-in-law Robert I of Scotland died and David II became King.
    More Details Hide Details He was crowned at Scone in November 1331.
  • 1328
    Age 6
    In accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Northampton, she was married on 17 July 1328 (at seven years of age) to David II of Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    More Details Hide Details Despite their marriage lasting thirty-four years, it was childless and apparently loveless.
  • 1321
    Born
    Born on July 5, 1321.
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