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11/04/19

Composer Portraits Continues with Bright Sheng

MacArthur Fellow Bright Sheng is one of the foremost composers of our time, whose music ranges from dramatic to lyrical, with strong influences of the folk and classical music of Eastern and Central Asia. He returns to Columbia, where he received his D.M.A. in composition, for this Portrait of recent works.

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10/21/19

Brandee Younger Quintet Opens 2019-20 Jazz Series

With a style reminiscent of the great Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, the genre-defying Brandee Younger has helped to re-introduce the harp as a powerful jazz instrument. For this event, she collaborates with some of her esteemed contemporaries: Chelsea Baratz (saxophone), Anne Drummond (flute), Dezron Douglas (bass), and E.J. Strickland (drums)

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10/16/19

Composer Portraits Continues with Annea Lockwood

Miller Theatre presents a Composer Portrait of Annea Lockwood, with the adventurous piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire who returns to perform a world premiere commission, alongside three other works, including the technically demanding Becoming Air, written for and performed by trumpeter Nate Wooley.

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10/10/19

Early Music Series Continues with New York Polyphony

The illustrious male vocal quartet New York Polyphony returns for a program that begins at the dawn of the Renaissance, with selections of the very earliest works that can be found in England.

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09/24/19

The 20th Season of Composer Portraits Continues with Vijay Iyer

Miller Theatre presents a Composer Portrait of Vijay Iyer, with violinist Jennifer Koh and The Knights, featuring a world premiere commissioned by Miller as part of Columbia University’s “Year of Water” and three New York premieres.

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09/18/19

Vox Luminis Opens 2019-20 Early Music Series

Vox Luminis performs a collection of powerfully moving compositions depicting the suffering of the Mother of God at the foot of the cross, anchored by Scarlatti’s masterpiece.

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09/09/19

Miller Theatre Presents World Premiere of Chamber Opera DESIRE

DESIRE showcases Hannah Lash’s lush sonic landscape, written for the adventurous JACK Quartet and three singers: Kirsten Sollek, Daniel Moody, and Christopher Dylan Herbert.

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09/05/19

Miller Theatre Unveils Lobby Installation by Artist Adama Delphine Fawundu

Days before Miller Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season, the Brooklyn-born artist Adama Delphine Fawundu transforms Miller’s lobby with a new installation, Tales from the Mano River.

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08/20/19

The 20th Composer Portraits Season Opens with Music of Anthony Braxton

Miller Theatre at Columbia University opens the 20th season of its signature series Composer Portraits with a deep dive into the music of Anthony Braxton.

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08/12/19

Annual Favorite Morningside Lights Returns September 21

The 8th annual MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, returns with the theme “Island,” a luminous archipelago comprised of 50+ community-built lanterns floating through Morningside Park to Columbia’s campus, as part of Columbia University’s Year of Water.

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