Marcos Balter
About The Series

Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

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Composer Portraits: Marcos Balter

“I love coming across things that I don’t understand, because that gives me an opportunity to...

Composer Portraits

Marcos Balter

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

“I am lucky to always know who will be premiering my works while I am writing them,” says Marcos Balter. It seems only fitting that this Portrait features the International Contemporary Ensemble, for whom Balter has written numerous works spanning more than a decade. Wickedly humorous, colorful, and unapologetically sensual, Balter’s music has earned him a passionate following. These elements are showcased in a program that includes Descent from Parnassus and Codex Seraphinianus, two works written for ICE.


Performers


Repertoire

  • Violin Concerto  (2016)
  • Landscape of Fear (2015)
  • Codex Seraphinianus (2014) New York premiere
  • Descent from Parnassus (2012) New York premiere
  • Raw Item (2005)

Additional Information


Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.

Vox Luminis: Royal Funeral Music
About The Series

Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

Program Notes

Vox Luminis: Royal Funeral Music

“Morley conveys beautifully the sense of grief at the inevitability of death mingled with the hope...

Early Music

Vox Luminis: Royal Funeral Music

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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For 16th and 17th century royalty, funeral rituals provided one last opportunity for earthly opulence. Vox Luminis explores the rich history of musical memorials, including Thomas Morley’s music for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I, and Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien for Prince Heinrich von Reuss, who commissioned the piece as part of his elaborate funeral plans. Works by Purcell and Bach round out this poignant program that both mourns death and celebrates life.


Performers


Repertoire

  • J. S. Bach Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
  • Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien
  • Thomas Morley Music for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Henry Purcell Funeral Sentences

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Photo by David Samyn

Regional de NY
About The Series

Pop-Up Concerts

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join us onstage for these fun, free, informal performances on select...

Pop-Up Concerts

Regional de NY

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The Brooklyn-based Brazilian choro band Regional de NY dedicates themselves to keeping the choro tradition alive, a music that is virtuosic, full of joy, and deeply grooving. Miller audiences first experienced the band with Anat Cohen in 2015, and they return to the stage for an energetic program sure to delight.

All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Performers

  • Hadar Noiberg flute
  • Vitor Gonçalves accordion
  • Kahil Nayton cavaquinho
  • Cesar Garabini 7-string guitar
  • Ranjan Ramchandani percussion

Additional Information


Major support for Pop-Up Concerts is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dow Jones Foundation.