Ann Cleare
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Composer Portraits

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

Program Notes

Composer Portraits: Ann Cleare

Born in 1983 in central Ireland, Ann Cleare studied at University College Cork, where she received her...

Composer Portraits

Ann Cleare

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.


Performers


Repertoire

  • teeth of light, tongue of waves (2017-18) world premiere, Miller Theatre and ICE co-commission
  • to another of that other (2009-13) U.S. premiere
  • the square of yellow light that is your window (2013-14)
  • Dorchadas (2007)

Additional Information


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

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Photo by Mark Duggan for Miller Theatre.

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
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Jazz

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

Jazz

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

At heart, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez is a storyteller, exploring his incredible life growing up in Havana, surrounded by the richness of Cuba’s varied musical traditions. After seeking asylum in the U.S. in 2009, he was mentored by Quincy Jones, who calls Rodríguez “one of the most prolific and gifted pianists of the 21st century.” Rodríguez’s trio plays both original music and imaginative arrangements of standards from the Cuban tradition.


Performers

  • Alfredo Rodriguez piano
  • Munir Hossn bass
  • Michael Olivera drums

Additional Information


Photo by Miguel Elizalde

Yarn/Wire
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

Yarn/Wire

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Yarn/Wire, described as “restlessly curious” (Time Out NY), returns to perform the U.S. premiere of a work by the young, pioneering composer Catherine Lamb. curvo totalitas is a 45-minute tour de force that seamlessly shifts perceptions, allowing the listener to get lost in its unique sound world. 


Performers


Repertoire

  • Catherine Lamb curvo totalitas (2016) US premiere

Additional Information


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

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Rental Events

This event is a produced by an outside presenter.

Rental Events

The 34th Annual Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

New York Regional Competition

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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For over three decades the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival has been delighting New York audiences and has grown to become the leading showcase for talented vocal groups from the region. From vocal jazz to doo wop, gospel to pop and all styles in between, you will be amazed at the versatility of the human voice on display in this most exhilarating evening of vocal harmony singing. This event always sells out so get your tickets early!


Juilliard415
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

Juilliard415

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Some of the world’s most talented students of 17th and 18th century music make up Juilliard415. The Juilliard School’s prestigious period-instrument ensemble made their Miller debut in 2014 to great acclaim, and now return to highlight chamber music repertoire of the Baroque era.

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

  • Juilliard415

Repertoire

  • Leclair Overture in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2
  • Boismortier Sonata for Flute and Violin in E minor, Op. 51, No. 2
  • Porpora Concerto da camera in G major, Op. 2, No. 1 
  • Handel Trio Sonata in B-Flat major, HWV 388, Op. 2, No. 3

Additional Information


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

Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
Photo by Ivan Singer Photography
About The Series

Rental Events

This event is a produced by an outside presenter.

Rental Events

Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.‘s Male Math Maze

Unexpected Theatre

Friday, March 23, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Join NYC Writer/Performer and “Recovering Mathematician” Gioia De Cari for a special one-night performance of her award-winning national hit show Truth Values. Called “hilarious” by WIRED, the play is also a serious exploration of the world of elite mathematics and the the challenges faced by women in STEM fields. The story follows Gioia’s adventures as a math Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bewitched by the formal mathematical notion of Truth, she struggles with the clash of her personal reality in a world that is not binary.

A panel discussion, "Bias and Breakthroughs: Women in Engineering and Tech," will immediately follow the performance. This event is co-sponsored by The Columbia School of Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Performers

  • Gioia De Cari

Additional Information


COLUMBIA/BARNARD STUDENT TICKETS: Free student tickets are available to Columbia/Barnard students. Tickets can be reserved in advance via the "Buy Single Tickets" link above. All student tickets holders will be required to present one valid Columbia/Barnard student ID per student ticket at will call. Student tickets can not be picked up without a corresponding ID. Please contact the box office at 212.854.7799 with any questions.

Claudia Quintet
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Jazz

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

Jazz

Claudia Quintet

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

In the Claudia Quintet, John Hollenbeck has united five formidable talents to create a truly original ensemble. Performing Hollenbeck’s compositions, Claudia seamlessly weaves written material with improvised solos, scored for the unique instrumentation of vibraphone, accordion, bass, clarinet, and drums. The Claudia Quintet draws inspiration from many sources, including American minimalism, Argentine tango, and Senegalese percussion, combining these influences to make a thrilling tapestry of sound.


Performers

  • John Hollenbeck drums/composition/leader
  • Matt Moran vibraphone
  • Red Wierenga accordion
  • Chris Speed clarinet/tenor sax
  • Drew Gress bass

Additional Information


Photo by David Kaufman

Spring Celebration

Spring Celebration

To Benefit Miller Theatre

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6pm

Lido Restaurant Harlem

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Join us for a celebration of Miller Theatre and help support our commitment to adventurous, one-of-a-kind programming. This year's Spring Celebration is a festive cocktail party featuring an exclusive performance by the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion. 

Giving levels start at $150, and supporters will receive tickets to the party as well as acknowledgment throughout the coming season.

For further information, or to request a printed invitation, please contact Caitlin Sherman at 212-854-1633 or cs3196@columbia.edu 

This year's party is graciously chaired by Sean Buffington.


Event Contact Information: 
Caitlin Sherman 
212 854 1633
cs3196@columbia.edu

Event Planning Committee:
Barbara Batcheler
Sean Buffington, event chair
Jeanine Plottel
Peter Pohly
Margo Viscusi
Marian Warden
Cecille Wasserman
Janet Waterhouse


 


Performers

  • Third Coast Percussion

Christopher Cerrone
About The Series

Composer Portraits

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

Composer Portraits

Christopher Cerrone

Third Coast Percussion

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

From the very first note, Brooklyn-based composer Christopher Cerrone draws listeners into his vibrant sonic imagination—a sublime world of ethereal colors and deep emotional resonance. Riding high following the extraordinary success of his groundbreaking futuristic opera, Invisible Cities, Cerrone teams up with Grammy-award winning Third Coast Percussion ensemble and mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway to perform recent chamber works, including the world premiere of a work commissioned for this Portrait.


Performers


Repertoire

  • A Natural History of Vacant Lots (2017) world premiere, Miller Theatre and Third Coast Percussion co-commission
  • Goldbeater’s Skin (2016)
  • Memory Palace (2012, arr. 2015)

Additional Information


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

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.

Afro Travel: A free concert featuring the Music of The Yosvany Terry Quintet
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Campus Events

The only venue of its kind on the Columbia campus, Miller Theatre is home to a wide variety of events...

Campus Events

Afro Travel: A free concert featuring the Music of The Yosvany Terry Quintet

Friday, March 30, 2018, 7pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The concert, featuring Yosvany Terry and presented by the Center for Jazz Studies, will emphasize Terry as a jazz-idiom composer—i.e. one whose written compositions include spaces open for improvisation. Through tge music itself, as well as through the composer’s spoken announcements preceding each musical piece, Terry and his quintet will concentrate on the African Diasporic travels and geographies informing their work. A native Cuban, Terry now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he teaches at Harvard. He is a world traveler who, on the road and through the media, consciously absorbs a wide variety of black musical influences, among many others. Terry induces each geographical/cultural influence “to undergo a kind of chemical change,” as he puts it, as he builds a cosmopolitan musical vocabulary that is all his own. This concert will offer the Columbia community an evening of very alluring music by a rising young composer whose eloquence concerning his black musical travels is very great.

A brief conversation with Yosvany Terry and Larry Blumfield will follow the concert. 


Additional Information


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please email columbiajazzstudies@gmail.com to secure your seat.

About The Series

Campus Events

The only venue of its kind on the Columbia campus, Miller Theatre is home to a wide variety of events...

Campus Events

Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage Annual Concert

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 4pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The 13th Annual Concert of Japanese Heritage Instrumental Music will this year also mark the 50th anniversary of Columbia’s sponsoring Institute, the IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. Featured will be world-renowned performers Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), Yumi Kurosawa (bass koto), and Hidejiro Honjoh (shamisen), as well as star Columbia students Elena Ariza (cello) and Erik Helstrom (bass clarinet). The Columbia University Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble will play, as a yearly tradition, the classical work Etenraku and other classics, while prize-winning contemporary works will as usual expand horizons.

The concert is free and open to the public, but advance online registration is recommended at www.medievaljapanesestudies.org.