Oscar Bettison
About The Series

Composer Portraits

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

Composer Portraits

Oscar Bettison

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 8pm

With an affinity for inventing instruments from found material and for reimagining the roles of existing instruments, Oscar Bettison’s music explores the boundaries of pitch and noise, classical and rock, convention and invention. His work has been described as possessing “an unconventional lyricism and a menacing beauty” (WNYC). Two chamber concertos comprise this Portrait, which features the exciting return of Alarm Will Sound to the Miller stage.


Performers

  • Courtney Orlando violin
  • Alarm Will Sound
  • Alan Pierson conductor

Repertoire

  • Pale Icons of Night (2018) New York premiere
  • Livre des Sauvages (2012)

Additional Information


Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Kyle Dorosz for Miller Theatre.