Steve Reich: Variations

​Variations Opens the 2016-17 Season

Steve Reich: Variations

Ensemble Signal

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Steve Reich turns 80 this fall, and Miller Theatre joins with concert halls around the world to celebrate this iconic American composer. Rather than reprising the composer’s classics, we’ll partner with regular Reich collaborators Ensemble Signal to spotlight two large-ensemble works deserving of greater attention: the Daniel Variations and You Are (Variations). The former is a moving tribute to journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002; the latter, an energizing meditation on the self—its essence, its relationship to the divine, and how it comes to life in our actions.  


  • Daniel Variations (2006)
  • You Are (Variations) (2004)

Additional Information

This performance is currently sold out, but tickets may be available on standby. A standby line will form at 6 p.m. (in the lobby) on the night of the concert and any available seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, for that evening's performance only. Discounts do not apply for standby sales; tickets are $65 (Section A), $45 (Section B), and $30 (Section C).