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“The Best Classical Music of 2018” (New York Times) Features Miller Theatre Productions

The New York Times annual roundup of the best classical music of the year features “Proving Up” and Kate Soper’s “Ipsa Dixit.”
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12/07/18

Columbia Spectator: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Executive Director Melissa Smey reflects on how integral the arts have been to her life and why CU students should take time for arts in the new year.

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11/27/18

Video: Celebrating 30 Years of Miller Theatre History

This season, we celebrate the past, present, and future of Miller Theatre, which ties into an important legacy of the arts at Columbia University.

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11/20/18

The New York Times Reviews Du Yun’s Composer Portrait

Du Yun’s Composer Portraits performance on November 15 was reviewed by Seth Colter Walls for The New York Times and deemed a NYT Critic’s Pick.

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11/12/18

The New Yorker: Du Yun’s Electronic Evolution, at Miller Theatre

Du Yun’s November 15 Composer Portraits performance is featured in The New Yorker’s classical listings this week with a full-page photo.

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11/01/18

Building the Unique Universe of Du Yun’s Composer Portrait

Q&A with Executive Director, Melissa Smey, about Du Yun’s upcoming Composer Portrait featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble.

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10/29/18

The New York Times Reviews Kate Soper’s Composer Portrait

Kate Soper’s October 27th Composer Portraits performance was reviewed by Zachary Woolfe for The New York Times and deemed a NYT Critic’s Pick.

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10/18/18

Bringing Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT to Miller

Q&A with Executive Director, Melissa Smey, about Kate Soper’s Composer Portrait.

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10/16/18

8 Questions to Executive Director Melissa Smey About Composer Portraits

Melissa Smey has been at the helm of the Miller Theatre since 2009 and in its employ since 2001, when she began as its business manager. Let her tell you how she put together Composer Portraits.

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09/28/18

The New York Times: An Opera Reaches the American Dream’s Brooding Heart

Zachary Woolfe reviews the New York premiere of “Proving Up,” noting that it “insinuates itself under the skin” and “feels entirely current.”

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09/07/18

The New York Times profiles Missy Mazzoli, composer of “Proving Up”

Zachary Woolfe interviews Missy Mazzoli, a composer who “has that contemporary musical miracle: a hotly anticipated third opera, a voice intriguing enough to seek out again and again.”

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