Bernard Rands

Complex Beauty

“Stille Amare” from Tolomeo

Program Notes

Bernard Rands

I put myself in touch with an area of myself that I would not otherwise be in touch with, and when I offer...

Bernard Rands

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8pm

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                    Poetic lyricism and passionate, colorful orchestration come together to dazzling effect in the music of Bernard Rands. Born in England, the composer emigrated to the United States in 1975 following studies with Berio and Dallapiccola. Miller celebrates Rands’ 80th birthday with the local premiere of his newest vocal work, sensitively performed by the young Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo.


  • Folk Songs (2014) New York premiere
  • Memo 6 (1998)
  • Concertino (1996)
  • déjà (1972)