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Composer Portraits Showcases Wang Lu

Miller Theatre at Columbia University 
School of the Arts

continues its 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with 


Internatlonal Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

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


“In our first Composer Portrait of 2019, we're thrilled to welcome Wang Lu back to Columbia University, where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts. Her recent album Urban Inventory made its way onto multiple 'best of 2018' lists, and the title track will be included in this Portrait, in addition to a new work co-commissioned by Miller, performed by frequent collaborators of both Miller and Wang Lu—the musicians of International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire.”  —Melissa Smey

Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities. The musicians of ICE and Yarn/Wire are longstanding champions of Wang Lu, and their enthusiastic devotion will be on full display in this important showcase.

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