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 as part of Columbia's Year of Water, along with the New York premiere of his concerto Trouble, written for violinist Jennifer Koh.
A stand-by line will form the night of the show starting at 6pm. Any returned tickets will be available for sale (full-price only) on a first-come, first-served basis. Section A - $40; Section B - $35; Section C - $20.
Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo by Kyle Dorosz for Miller Theatre.