Each year, Miller launches its new programming season with a one-of-a-kind performance — often one of the hottest tickets of the fall.
For Opening Night, Miller often partners with favorite returning artists to create a work of ambitious scope. For example, our 25th Anniversary Season kicked off in September 2013 with Zorn at 60, a four-concert series featuring more than 100 musicians in a program that ranged from symphonies to chamber music to a solo organ improvisation by the composer himself.
Other adventurous past Opening Nights include the U.S. premieres of James Dillon's orchestral cycle Nine Rivers and Kaija Saaraiho’s ballet Maa (an original production later revived at Paris's famous Cité de la Musique); and early-music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique in Venezia, a candlelit performance that evoked 17th-century Venice through song.
Jazz Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Campus Events Medea Core Curriculum Center
Composer Portraits Bernard Rands International Contemporary Ensemble
Campus Events Riding My Way Back Department of Psychiatry
Early Music Celebrations from the Mediterranean New York Polyphony
Campus Events Innovation Initiative American Ballet Theatre
Pop-Up Concerts loadbang
Campus Events Artist Talk and Reception with Maya Hayuk
Campus Events Lyrics From Lockdown Center for Justice at Columbia University