Vijay Iyer
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Composer Portraits

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

Composer Portraits

Vijay Iyer

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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

The New York Times states that “there’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output” of composer, pianist, bandleader, and scholar Vijay Iyer. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist, and DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times, Iyer is creating a modern realization of the practice of American music through his wide-ranging work. Brooklyn-based ensemble The Knights make their Miller debut in this Portrait which includes a world premiere commission, along with the New York premiere of his concerto Trouble, written for violinist Jennifer Koh.


  • Jennifer Koh violin
  • The Knights


  • Song for Flint  (2019) world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • Crisis Modes  (2019) New York premiere
  • Trouble  (2017) New York premiere
  • The Law of Returns  (2017) New York premiere

Additional Information

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

Photo by Kyle Dorosz for Miller Theatre.