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Uncommon Women: Celebrating Joan Tower

September 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

$25 – $30
Joan Tower and photograph of Greenwich House Music School

A piano salute to women composers, dedicated to Joan Tower, who originally founded the Greenwich House Series of New Music in the 1960s, raising the funds herself to support guest artists and composers.

Our team of fabulous pianists perform music by women associated with the Village, including works by Meredith Monk, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Kitty Brazelton, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Soonim Kim, Jessie Montgomery and of course Tower herself. Canadian pianist Joan Forsyth, Piano Chair at the neighboring East Village Third Street Music School, will perform “Vast Antique Cubes” and “Throbbing Still” from Tower’s suite, “No Longer Very Clear”.

The dynamic Duo Mundi, George Lopez and Gulimina Mahamuti play Meredith Monk’s minimalist “Ellis Island” and Trip guest composer Errollyn Wallen’s Girl in my Alphabet. Belize-born Wallen is one of Britain’s most acclaimed and performed contemporary composers, appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2020 for her services to music. Based on Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema,” Wallen’s blockbuster duo, “The Girl in my Alphabet”, delivers her enormous range of diverse references, her gift for melody and danceable rhythms.

Julia Wolfe was living downtown in the shadow of the World Trade Center on Sept 11 2001. “Compassion” is her stark and powerful response to the events of that day.

Soomin Kim received three Morton Gould Young Composer awards  from the ASCAP foundation. She “loves to explore intimacy and familiarity through her music“.



  • Missy Mazzoli
  • Julia Wolfe
  • Meredith Monk
  • Errollyn Wallen
  • Soomin Kim
  • Kitty Brazelton
  • Faye Ellen Silverman
  • Julia Wolfe
  • Margaret Bonds
Joan Tower conducting


September 20, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$25 – $30
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Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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