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Composer Portraits

Miguel Zenón

Thursday, November 14, 2024, 7:30PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale July 15 at 12PM

Acclaimed composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón has earned a prestigious array of accolades, including fellowships from both the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations, a Grammy Award, and a Doris Duke Award. His influence in the world of music is wide-ranging, characterized by a compositional style that masterfully blends jazz with his many musical influences. For this Portrait an all-star large ensemble performs the New York premiere of Golden City, an important evening-length multimedia work created in tribute to the immigrant communities of San Francisco.

Miguel Zenon by Rob Davidson 960x1446
photo by Rob Davidson for Miller Theatre

Acclaimed composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón has earned a prestigious array of accolades, including fellowships from both the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations, a Grammy Award, and a Doris Duke Award. His influence in the world of music is wide-ranging, characterized by a compositional style that masterfully blends jazz with his many musical influences. For this Portrait an all-star large ensemble performs the New York premiere of Golden City, an important evening-length multimedia work created in tribute to the immigrant communities of San Francisco.

Repertoire

  • Miguel Zenón

    Golden City

    (2022) New York premiere

Performers

  • Miguel Zenon by Rob Davidson 160x240
    Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
  • Diego Urcola 160x240
    Diego Urcola trumpet and valve trombone
  • Jacob Garchik by Ernest Stuart 160x240
    Jacob Garchik trombone and euphonium
  • Alan Ferber 160x240
    Alan Ferber trombone
  • Miles Okazaki 160x240
    Miles Okazaki guitar
  • Matt Mitchell 160x240
    Matt Mitchell piano
  • Matt Brewer 160x240
    Matt Brewer bass
  • Obed Calvaire 160x240
    Obed Calvaire drums
  • Daniel Diaz percussion
  • David Murakami projection design
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