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Composer Portraits Continue with Tyshawn Sorey

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
School of the Arts

continues its 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with 

Tyshawn Sorey

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

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


“Tyshawn is a phenomenal, multi-faceted artist who I've followed for years, especially during his time at Columbia University, where he recently completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts. I am thrilled that audiences will get to experience his unrivaled artistry in this Portrait, both as a performer and composer.”  —Melissa Smey

Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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