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.
Rental Event The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group
Bach, Revisited Helmut Lachenmann + Bach Ensemble Signal
Campus Events Selma Screening and Discussion Columbia Office of University Life
Pop-Up Concerts Ensemble Signal
Rental Event Passing on the Kunqu Art: From Master to Disciples The Kunqu Society
Campus Events Clyne in Conversation
Composer Portraits Anna Clyne Ensemble Signal
Campus Events Experiencing the World of Japanese Noh Theater Dance FEATURING HISA UZAWA AND HIKARU UZAWA