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Composer Portraits Continue with John Zorn

Miller Theatre
at Columbia University 

continues its 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with 

John Zorn

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Tickets: $20–$30 • Students with valid ID: $7–$18


“It's always an exciting occasion to present a world premiere on the Miller stage, and presenting five of them in one evening is even better. John Zorn is one of my favorite composers, and I'm honored to once again collaborate with him on this Portrait. And for the first time ever, you can preview the next composer in the Composer Portraits series as a performer in this one—the incredible Tyshawn Sorey joins the all-star line-up of musicians.”  —Melissa Smey


“If his work is a game, then…it’s a beautiful one,” says The New York Times of the iconic and prolific composer John Zorn. He returns to Miller’s Composer Portraits series for a program of chamber music that has been written within the last three years, including five world premieres. Boundlessly imaginative and energetic, Zorn is a smart, generous, and thoughtful collaborator, drawing into his orbit a host of new music superstars who bring his creations to life.

Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli

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Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

For photos, please contact Lauren Bailey, 212/854-1633 or lrb2113@columbia.edu