Raphael Cendo
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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: Raphael Cendo

Raphaël Cendo is one of the principal exponents of what he calls “saturation,” driving at an excess...

Composer Portraits

Raphael Cendo

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Listen to any work by Raphaël Cendo and you will immediately feel its energy. Born in France and now based in Berlin, Cendo describes his affinity for both sonic and kinetic excess as an exploration of “saturation”—in terms of timbre, intensity, space, and gesture. The ever-ambitious musicians of Either/Or and Yarn/Wire team up for this exhilarating Portrait of Cendo’s chamber works, which includes the knockout Direct Action, written for Yarn/Wire.



Repertoire

  • Direct Action (2015)
  • Graphein (2014)
  • Substance (2013) US premiere
  • Décombres (2006)

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With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
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Jazz

Showcasing a quintessentially American art form, Miller Theatre’s Jazz series presents concerts by both...

Jazz

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, an 18-member triple-Grammy-nominated postmodern big band, is marked by driving rhythms, a powerful brass section, and harmonically rich orchestration. A genre defying sculptor of timbre and texture, Argue is a visionary composer and bandleader whose skillful band comprises the city’s top jazz soloists.


Performers

  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

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Photo by Lindsay Beyerstein

Mivos Quartet
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Pop-Up Concerts

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

Pop-Up Concerts

Mivos Quartet

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Called “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet returns for a unique program highlighting their members as composers. In addition to works by Marisol Jimenez and Jeffrey Mumford, violist/composer Victor Lowrie’s Streya for violin solo follows a premiere by cellist/composer Mariel Roberts of a new work for string quartet written for the occasion.


Performers


Repertoire

  • Mariel Roberts new work for string quartet (2018) world premiere
  • Victor Lowrie Streya for violin solo (2010)
  • Marisol Jiménez Sed de Arcano (2004)
  • Jeffrey Mumford The Promise of the Far Horizon (2002)

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

New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations
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Early Music

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

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New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations

While Thomas Tallis’s name may not be uttered as quickly as Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach when naming the...

Early Music

New York Polyphony: Tallis Lamentations

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Thomas Tallis’s setting of the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah is undeniably one of the most revered works of the Renaissance canon. While 16th century Roman Catholics like Tallis primarily associated this text, which describes the aftermath of the destruction of Jerusalem, with Holy Thursday, Tallis’s beautiful arrangement of the verses transcends liturgical use. Performed by the superb singers of New York Polyphony, this story of finding faith in times of despair proves as relevant today as it has throughout millennia.



Repertoire

  • Tallis Lamentations I and II 
  • Tallis Audivi vocem de caelo
  • Tallis If ye love me
  • Tallis O sacrum convivium
  • Tallis Suscipe quaeso
  • Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter I-III
  • William Byrd Da mihi auxilium
  • Andrew Smith To Mock Your Reign

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Photo by Chris Owyoung