Oscar Bettison
About The Series

Composer Portraits

Miller's flagship series exposes audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today, with evening-length...

Composer Portraits

Oscar Bettison

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale: Monday July 15, 12pm
$64-$168 Buy Series Tickets

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.