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20 Years of Composer Portraits and 10 Years as Executive Director

20 Years of Composer Portraits and 10 Years as Executive Director

Melissa Smey discusses the 20th Anniversary of Composer Portraits and her 10th year as Miller’s Executive Director with writer Lara Pellegrinelli.
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The New York Times Fall Preview Highlights ‘Composer Portraits’ & ‘Desire’

Miller’s signature series and Hannah’s Lash’s new chamber opera included in “10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss.”

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“Tales from the Mano River” Transforms Miller’s Lobby

Brooklyn-born artist Adama Delphine Fawundu transforms the lobby of Miller Theatre with a new installation, Tales from the Mano River, made of composited images of the Mano River in West Africa.

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Melissa Smey on Anthony Braxton at 75

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses Anthony Braxton’s upcoming Composer Portrait on September 25, which launches the 20th season of Miller’s flagship series.

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Why Vijay Iyer Made Melissa Smey’s Composer Portrait “Wish List”

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses Vijay Iyer’s upcoming Composer Portrait on October 24, featuring violinist Jennifer Koh and The Knights.

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The New York Times on Miller’s 2019-20 Season

Miller Theatre today announced its 2019-20 Season, and The New York Times featured the exciting season ahead.

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The New York Times: “A Composer’s Redacted Music and Raucaus Noise”

Zachary Woolfe reviews David T. Little’s Composer Portrait: “...crushing sonic violence coexist with oases of serene lyrical beauty…”

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The New Yorker: “The Shape-Shifting Music of Tyshawn Sorey”

An outstanding review of Tyshawn Sorey’s Composer Portrait by Alex Ross, who calls Sorey a “defiant identity on the border between classical music and jazz.”

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David T. Little Shares his Playlist

In advance of his Composer Portrait at Miller, David T. Little tells us what he is listening to for inspiration; it’s an eclectic mix ranging from symphonic to rock music.

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Cracking the Code: David T. Little

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses David T. Little’s upcoming Composer Portrait on April 18, featuring American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Third Coast Percussion.

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The New York Times: “Roam the Spectrum With Tyshawn Sorey”

Tyshawn Sorey’s Composer Portraits performance on March 28 was reviewed by Seth Colter Walls for The New York Times.

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