Tyshawn Sorey
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Composer Portraits

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

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Composer Portraits: Tyshawn Sorey

Musicians and critics alike avow Tyshawn Sorey’s fierce musicianship, readily placing him among his...

Composer Portraits

Tyshawn Sorey

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8pm

Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

Read the Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli


  • Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra (2019), world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018), New York premiere
  • Violin and Glockenspiel in Memoriam Muhal Richard Abrams (2018)
  • Bertha’s Lair (2016)
  • Ornations (2014)
  • Ode to Gust Burns   (2012)

Additional Information

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

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre