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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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03/29/19

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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03/29/19

The New York Times Recommends Rebecca Fischer’s Pop-Up

The New York Times’ guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead includes Miller’s Pop-Up concert on 4/2.

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03/25/19

The New Yorker Features Tyshawn Sorey’s Composer Portrait

This week’s “Goings On About Town” highlights Tyshawn Sorey’s upcoming Portrait at Miller, accompanied by an illustration of the artist.

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03/08/19

How Tyshawn Sorey’s Portrait Came About

A Q&A with Executive Director Melissa Smey by Lara Pellegrinelli about Tyshawn Sorey’s Composer Portrait on March 28.

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02/19/19

Why is John Zorn so important?

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses her history with John Zorn and his upcoming Composer Portrait on March 7.

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02/12/19

The New Yorker Features Wang Lu’s Composer Portrait

“Goings On About Town” highlights Wang Lu’s upcoming Portrait at Miller, accompanied by a striking illustration of the artist.

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02/11/19

More People Need to Know About Wang Lu

A Q&A with Executive Director, Melissa Smey, about Wang Lu’s upcoming Composer Portrait on February 21 featuring Yarn/Wire and International Contemporary Ensemble.

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01/31/19

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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12/06/18

“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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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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