Tyshawn Sorey
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Composer Portraits

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Composer Portraits

Tyshawn Sorey

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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.


  • Tyshawn Sorey composer
  • JACK Quartet
  • International Contemporary Ensemble


  • Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra (2019), world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • New Quartet for JACK (2018), New York premiere
  • Violin and Glockenspiel, in Memoriam Muhal Richard Abrams (2018)
  • Bertha’s Lair (2016)
  • Ornations (2014)

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Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.