Beat Furrer
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Composer Portraits

For over twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

Composer Portraits

Beat Furrer


Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Swiss-Austrian composer Beat Furrer is a master of form and texture. His 40-year career spans forays into opera, chamber works, music theater, orchestral pieces, and everything in between; this program focuses in on more intimate works from the last two decades, including a U.S. premiere. Richard Carrick conducts Either/Or in Furrer’s nuanced explorations of percussion, bass flute, piano, strings, and more.


  • intorno al bianco  (2016) for clarinet and string quintet U.S. premiere
  • linea dell’orizzonte  (2012) for ensemble
  • Ira – Arca  (2012) for bass flute and double bass
  • spur  (1998) for piano and string quartet

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.