The Bach series has evolved over the years, encompassing both historically informed performances and modern interpretations, and offering listeners a wide variety of musical lenses through which to view Bach's masterful oeuvre.
Past and present collide in the current iteration of Miller’s long-running Bach series, which puts contemporary composers in dialogue with the Baroque master. Each has a different affinity for Bach: Michael Gordon admires his structural innovation; Helmut Lachenmann continues his quest to re-define performers’ technical boundaries; while Sofia Gubaidulina mirrors Bach’s spirituality in her transcendent compositions. A variety of soloists join together with Signal, this year’s ensemble-in-residence, for these performances, including renowned harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout, praised for his “extraordinary new ideas about old music” (Boston Globe).
Composer Portraits Augusta Read Thomas
Jazz Aaron Diehl Quartet
Bach, Revisited Michael Gordon + Bach Ensemble Signal
Campus Events WORDLESS! Spiegelman & Johnston The Heyman Center for the Humanities
Rental Event On Tap: From Broadway to the Silver Screen Legacy 36 with the Ziegfeld Society
Rental Event The 31st Annual Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival
Pop-Up Concerts Yarn/Wire
Early Music Myths & Allegories Les Délices
Campus Events Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage: Ancient Soundscapes Reborn Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives
Debate: The President’s Constitutional Authority The Richard Paul Richman Center at Columbia University, Intelligence Squared U.S., and the National Constitution Center