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 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