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Composer Portraits

Courtney Bryan

Thursday, September 12, 2024, 7:30PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale July 15 at 12PM

A 2023 MacArthur Fellow, Courtney Bryan is a brilliant pianist and groundbreaking composer who received her doctorate in composition at Columbia University in 2014. Her music is layered with musical genres including jazz, gospel, and experimental music. Two stellar groups—International Contemporary Ensemble and Quince Ensemble—join together to perform a program of recent works, including Requiem, a powerful five-movement work bridging end-of-life rituals from a spectrum of traditions.

Courtney Bryan by Rob Davidson 960x1446
photo by Rob Davidson for Miller Theatre

A 2023 MacArthur Fellow, Courtney Bryan is a brilliant pianist and groundbreaking composer who received her doctorate in composition at Columbia University in 2014. Her music is layered with musical genres including jazz, gospel, and experimental music. Two stellar groups—International Contemporary Ensemble and Quince Ensemble—join together to perform a program of recent works, including Requiem, a powerful five-movement work bridging end-of-life rituals from a spectrum of traditions.

Repertoire

  • Courtney Bryan

    DREAMING (Freedom Sounds) for chamber ensemble

    (2023)
  • Courtney Bryan Blessed for two vocalists and improvising piano (2021)
  • Courtney Bryan Requiem for four sopranos and ensemble (2019)

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