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.
Campus Events Scents and Sensibility: Representations of the Olfactory World Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Jazz Anat Cohen Quartet Celebrando Brasil
Pop-Up Concerts Pierrot Lunaire Curtis 20/21
Rental Event StandJuntos, StandUp Comedy Masquebueno Producciones
Campus Events Joan Jonas with Jason Moran Columbia University School of the Arts
Early Music Songs of Hope New York Polyphony
Campus Events Home Within Azmeh & Mourad
Pop-Up Concerts Inventions Ensemble Signal