Augusta Read Thomas
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Resounding Earth documentary

Resounding Earth, Mvt. 4

Augusta Read Thomas
Program Notes

Augusta Read Thomas

This concert takes place under the sign of what we know to be three infinitesimal specks in a boundless...

Augusta Read Thomas

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Augusta Read Thomas wowed audiences and critics at her first Miller Portrait a decade ago, and she remains among the most prominent composers of her generation. Now she returns with a program, including Resounding Earth, a percussion tour-de-force that brings together bells from around the world to create a “transfixing shimmer” (The New York Times). Another highlight is the world premiere of an octet composed especially for the occasion.



Repertoire

  • Selene for percussion quartet and string quartet  (2014-15) world premiere, Miller Theatre Co-Commission
  • Capricci for violin and viola (2014) world premiere
  • Resounding Earth (2012) New York premiere
  • "Invocations" from Sun Threads for string quartet (1999-2002)