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New Work Commissioned by Miller Theatre This Season

For 30 years, Miller Theatre has been a nexus of creativity & experimentation. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we honor the vibrant history of the arts at Columbia University—including premiere performances of landmark works by Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, and Charles Ives—and embrace our commitment to the bold, adventurous work that has made Miller Theatre a vital contributor for the creative community. For our 30th Anniversary Season, we shine a spotlight on six artists we have commissioned to create new works, which will premiere at Miller. 

  • Missy Mazzoli and Royce Varek, chamber opera Proving Up (2018), co-commissioned by Washington National Opera, Opera Omaha, and Miller Theatre at Columbia University New York premiere
  • George Lewis, new work for harpsichord (2018) for Mahan Esfahani world premiere
  • Nico Muhly, new work (2018) for the Tallis Scholars world premiere
  • Wang Lu, new work for Yarn/Wire (2019) for her Composer Portrait world premiere
  • Tyshawn SoreyAutoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra (2019) for his Composer Portrait  world premiere