A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single composer in depth, offering contemporary composers and performers a space to explore, experiment, and make significant contributions to the field.
Dedicated to the adventurous artists and audiences at the forefront of new music, Composer Portraits champion the work of today’s most inspiring composers, and this season is no exception.
Each concert offers an opportunity to become immersed in one composer’s singular style, as well as hear from them in-person during an onstage discussion. The 2014-15 season includes a wealth of world premieres and performances from cutting-edge artists such as the JACK Quartet, ICE, Third Coast Percussion, the Brentano String Quartet, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. The music in this year’s Composers Portraits—shimmering and lyrical, bold and inventive—explores a wealth of influences and sonic textures, illuminating the breadth of today’s musical landscape.
Composer Portraits Chou Wen-chung
Rental Event Autumn Rain LIVE 2014 HagiEn, TheJEN
Pop-Up Concerts Either/Or
Campus Events Salvador with Oliver Stone, Eric Foner, and Ramin Bahrani The School of the Arts | The Bigger Picture Series
Jazz Lionel Loueke Trio
Composer Portraits Chaya Czernowin International Contemporary Ensemble
Early Music The Dark Hours Le Poème Harmonique
Campus Events India Beyond Technology and Yoga Columbia Global Centers
Rental Event Frederic Chiu in Concert Yamaha Artist Services New York