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Concert Details for the 2017-18 Season

Bach Series

Tickets: $35–$65 • Three concerts for $84–$140

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT: BACH + GLASS
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
A Far Cry
       Glass:  Piano Concerto No. 3 (2017) – New York premiere 
       Glass:  Symphony No. 3 (1995)
       J.S. Bach:  Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058
       Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

 
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8 p.m.
BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
       Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

 
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
BACH PIANO CONCERTOS
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Dan Tepfer, piano
Philip Lasser, piano
Ensemble Baroklyn
       J.S. Bach:  Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
       Bach:  Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060 
       Bach:  Concerto in C major, BWV 1061
       Bach:  Concerto in D minor for 3 Keyboards, BWV 1063
       Bach, arr. Vivaldi:  Concerto in A minor for 4 Keyboards, BWV 1065
       Plus Kurtag’s Bach transcriptions, and works by Lasser and Tepfer


Special Events

Tickets: $20–$55 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8 p.m.

JACK QUARTET: SOUNDSCAPE AMERICA
Chris Otto, violin
Austin Wulliman, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Jay Campbell, cello

       Concert One 
       Cenk Ergün:  Sonare (2016)
       Erin Gee:  Mouthpiece XXII (2015)
       Mark Applebaum:  Darmstadt Kindergarten (2015)
       Anthony Braxton:  Selections from Compositions
       Elliott Carter:  String Quartet No. 2 (1959)
       Morton Feldman:  Structures (1951)
 
       Concert Two
       Natacha Diels:  Nightmare for JACK (a ballet) (2013)
       Marcos Balter:  Chambers (2011/2012)
       John Zorn:  Necronomicon (2003)
       Gloria Coates:  String Quartet No. 8 (2001/2002)
       Ruth Crawford Seeger:  String Quartet (1931)

 
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8 p.m.

GLASS + SCHUBERT
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    
  Glass:  Selected Etudes and Metamorphoses
     
 Schubert:  Impromptus, Op. 90
     
 Schubert:  Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960

 


Composer Portraits

Includes onstage discussion with each composer
Tickets: $20–$30 • Full-season package: $96–$144; Four-concert package: $64–$100 

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8 p.m.
MARCOS BALTER
Tony Arnold, soprano
David Bowlin, violin
Claire Chase, flute
International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor
       Violin Concerto (2016)
       Landscape of Fear (2015)
       Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
       Pois que nada que dure, ou que durando (2013) – New York premiere
       Descent from Parnassus (2012)
       Raw Item (2005)

 
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 p.m.

CHEN YI
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
David Ludwig, artistic director
       Shuo Chang (2013)
       Three Bagatelles from China West (2006)
       Yangko (2005)
       Happy Rain on a Spring Night (2004)
       Qi (1997)
       Sparkle (1992)
       Near Distance (1988)

 
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8 p.m.

RAPHAËL CENDO
Yarn/Wire
Either/Or
Richard Carrick, conductor
       Direct Action (2015)
       Graphien (2014)
       Substance (2013)
       Décombres (2006)

 
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8 p.m.

ANN CLEARE
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Claire Chase, contrabass flute
International Contemporary Ensemble
Steve Schick, conductor
       New work (2017) – world premiere, Miller Theatre and ICE co-commission
       eyam iv (2014, rev.2018) – world premiere
       the square of yellow light that is your window (2013-14)
       Dorchadas (2007)

 
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Third Coast Percussion
       New Work for Percussion Quartet (2017) – world premiere, Miller Theatre and Third Coast Percussion co-commission
       Goldbeater’s Skin (2016)
       Memory Palace (2012, arr. 2015) 

 
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8 p.m.

FREDERIC RZEWSKI
Del Sol String Quartet
       New Work (2017) – world premiere, Miller Theatre and Del Sol Performing Arts co-commission
       String Quartet (1955)


Early Music

Tickets: $30–$55 • Five concerts for $128–$188 

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 p.m.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street
ORLANDO CONSORT: LOIRE VALLEY IN SONG
Orlando Consort
       Gilles Binchois:  Je ne vis onques
       John Bedingham:  Mon seul plaisir
       Guillaume Dufay:  Se la face ay pale (song + music from the Mass)
       Dufay:  Malheureux cuer
       Walter Frye:  Ave regina (motet + music from the Mass)
       Antoine Busnois:  Ja que li ne
       Hayne van Ghizeghem:  De tous biens plaine
       Johannes Ockeghem:  Ma maistresse (song + music from the Mass)
       Okeghem:  Fors seulement (song + music from the Mass on the same tune by Jacob Obrecht)


Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street
VOX LUMINIS: ROYAL FUNERAL MUSIC
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, artistic director
       J. S. Bach:  Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
       Heinrich Schütz:  Musikalische Exequien
       Thomas Morley:  Music for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth I
       Henry Purcell:  Funeral Sentences


Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8 p.m.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street
THE TALLIS SCHOLARS: HEINRICH ISAAC AT 500
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, conductor
       Heinrich Isaac:  Salve regina
       Isaac:  Tota pulcra es
       Isaac: Virgo prudentissima
       Isaac:  Optime divino
       Josquin des Prez:  Gaude virgo
       Josquin:  Tu solus qui facis mirabilia
       Josquin:  Pater noster
       
Josquin:  Inter natos mulierum
       
John Browne: Stabat juxta
       
Thomas Crecquillon:  Andreas Christi famulus


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 p.m.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street)
NEW YORK POLYPHONY: TALLIS LAMENTATIONS
New York Polyphony
Tim Keeler, countertenor
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone
       
Thomas Tallis:  Lamentations I and II 
       Tallis:  Audivi vocem de caelo 
       Tallis:  If ye love me
       Tallis:  O sacrum convivium
       Tallis:  Suscipe quaeso
       Tallis:  Tunes from Archbishop Parker's Psalter I-III
       
William Byrd:  Da mihi auxilium
       
Andrew Smith:  To mock your reign


Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8 p.m.
LES DÉLICES: MUSIC FOR FATED LOVERS
Les Délices
Debra Nagy, director
       Clérambault:  Léandre et Héro
       Rameau:  Pirame et Tisbé
       Rameau:  Selections from Hippolyte et Aricie
       Rebel:  Trio Sonata l’Imortelle
       Senaillé:  Sonata Op. 1, No. 6
 


Jazz

Tickets: $20–$35 • Four concerts for $64–$112

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Johnathan Blake, drums

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8 p.m.
DARCY JAMES ARGUE'S SECRET SOCIETY

Satuday, March 3, 2018, 8 p.m.
ALFREDO RODRÍGUEZ TRIO
Alfredo Rodríguez, piano
Munir Hossn, bass
Michael Olivera, drums

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 p.m.
CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck, drums/composition/leader
Matt Moran, vibraphone
Red Wierenga, accordion
Chris Speed, clarinet/tenor
Drew Gress, bass


Family Events

Tickets: $15–$35 

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, with poetry by Ogden Nash
Lake Simons, designer and director
Laura Barger, music director and piano


Free Community Events

September 16 – 23, 2017
6TH ANNUAL MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS: THE SECRET GARDENS
Concept and Direction by Processional Arts Workshop
Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, artistic directors

       September 16 – 22, 2017
       Workshops at Miller Theatre

       Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 p.m.
       Procession
       Morningside Park

Ongoing 2017-2018
POP-UP CONCERTS
Select Tuesdays throughout the season
Mingling at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m.
Performers TBA