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Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, New York City announces 2022 / 23 season.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Miller Theatre has announced a full, premiere-filled 2022-23 season of modern music, jazz, and early music. Press release attached.

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Miller Theatre announces a full, premiere-filled 2022-23 season of modern music, jazz, and early music.

 

“To be back in a space that presents new music so warmly and, in the best sense, casually was a gift.”
— Zachary Woolfe in THE NEW YORK TIMES after live concerts returned last season

 


Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces a bold, premiere-filled 2022-23 Season

 


Featuring four iconic Miller series:
Composer Portraits • Jazz • Early Music • Bach


U.S. & world premieres & recent works by an eclectic group of composers from around the world:
Liza Lim (Australia) • Luca Francesconi (Italy) • Øyvind Torvund (Norway) Suzanne Farrin (U.S.) • Nicole Mitchell (U.S.)

 

The return of preeminent music groups and artists who call Miller home:
Ensemble Signal • International Contemporary Ensemble • JACK Quartet • Yarn/Wire
Vijay Iyer • Simone Dinnerstein • Vox Luminis • Orlando Consort
Tallis Scholars • Stile Antico


Miller debuts include countertenor Reginald Mobley (Bach) • Gesualdo Six (Early Music)
Sean Jones (Jazz) • Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza (Jazz)


Subscriptions on sale starting June 22, 2022
Single tickets on sale starting July 25, 2022

 

SEASON AT A GLANCE


Saturday, September 24, 2022, 8:00pm
11th Annual Morningside Lights
Concept and Direction by Processional Arts Workshop
Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, artistic directors
Morningside Lights is co-produced with the Arts Initiative at Columbia University

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:00pm
Composer Portraits
Liza Lim
Jay Campbell, cello
JACK Quartet


Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8:00pm
Jazz
Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza
Storytellers with All-Star Big Band


Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach
Bach Cantatas
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Reginald Mobley, counter tenor
Ensemble Baroklyn


Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00pm
Early Music
Vox Luminis: Sacred Monteverdi

 

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:00pm
Composer Portraits
Luca Francesconi
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, conductor


Thursday, November 17, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach
Bach Gamba Sonatas
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Simone Dinnerstein, piano


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00pm
Early Music
Orlando Consort: 1521: Josquin’s World


Thursday, December 8, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach
Bach Keyboard Concertos
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Wael Farouk, piano
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Ensemble Baroklyn

 

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:00pm
Early Music
Tallis Scholars: Hymn to the Virgin

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8:00pm
Composer Portraits
Suzanne Farrin
Suzanne Farrin, ondes Martenot
International Contemporary Ensemble

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer, piano
Linda May Han Oh, bass
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

 

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00pm
Early Music
Gesualdo Six: English Motets

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 8:00pm
Composer Portraits
Øyvind Torvund
Laura Cocks, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Giacomo Baldelli, guitar
JACK Quartet
Yarn/Wire

 

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Sean Jones Quartet

 

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8:00pm
Composer Portraits
Nicole Mitchell
Lisa E. Harris, voice
Nicole Mitchell, flute
International Contemporary Ensemble


Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00pm
Early Music
Stile Antico: England’s Nightingale: The remarkable music of William Byrd

 

 

 


OVERVIEW;

 

THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER PORTRAITS SERIES
Miller’s signature series since 1999 | Each composer to attend their Portrait

 

LIZA LIM: JACK Quartet premieres Lim’s transformative String Creatures, a Miller co-commission that will be heard in concert halls on three continents (9/29)

 

LUCA FRANCESCONI: Ensemble Signal premieres two large-scale works by the fearless Italian composer in a concert rescheduled from last season (11/3)

 

SUZANNE FARRIN: The Guggenheim Fellow and Rome Prize winner showcases her visceral compositions and virtuosic ondes Martenot playing with International Contemporary Ensemble (2/2)

 

ØYVIND TORVUND: An all-star cast of musicians, including Yarn/Wire and JACK Quartet, premiere two new works by the genre-blending Norwegian composer (3/2)

 

NICOLE MITCHELL: International Contemporary Ensemble surveys the last decade of the virtuosic flutist and composer’s wide-ranging compositions (3/30)

 

JAZZ COMPOSERS SHINE TOO


LUCIANA SOUZA AND VINCE MENDOZA (10/15) The two join forces for Storytellers, a big band celebration of Brazilian jazz

 

VIJAY IYER TRIO (2/4)
Dream trio of Iyer on piano, Tyshawn Sorey on drums, and Linda May Han Oh on bass

 

SEAN JONES QUARTET (3/4)
The trumpeter/bandleader makes debut performing originals and standards

 

 

EARLY MUSIC RETURNS TO SMOKY MARY’S IN MIDTOWN


WITH 5 STELLAR BRITISH & BELGIAN ENSEMBLES


VOX LUMINIS performs a big, beautiful program of Monteverdi (10/22)


ORLANDO CONSORT reflects on the music of Josquin (11/19)


TALLIS SCHOLARS explore the influence of Virgin Mary on sacred music (12/10)


GESUALDO SIX makes debut with showcase of Renaissance masterworks (2/18)


STILE ANTICO celebrates extraordinary English composer William Byrd (4/29)

 


BACH WITH SIMONE DINNERSTEIN AS CURATOR/PIANIST


Dinnerstein joins Ensemble Baroklyn and Reginald Mobley in Bach Cantatas (10/20)


Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach joins Dinnerstein in Bach’s three Gamba Sonatas (11/17)


Dinnerstein, Awadagin Pratt, and Wael Farouk present a piano extravaganza (12/8)

 


MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS
First time in person since 2019 • Concept/direction by Processional Arts Workshop
The 11th annual program brings the Morningside community together for free workshops and an outdoor procession featuring handmade lanterns (9/24 with workshops beginning 9/17)

 


Plus this spring:

 

POP-UP CONCERTS RETURN WITH AUDIENCE ONSTAGE
“Close to the music” takes on new meaning with this spontaneous, free modern music series (last seen pre-pandemic), with free drinks at cocktail hour

 

SEASON THREE of MISSION: COMMISSION PODCAST
The much-praised reality podcast follows a new group of composers across a six-week deadline, revealing their completed works in the last episode

 


From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey:
“I am delighted to share our plans for Miller Theatre’s upcoming 2022-23 season! Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at Miller, where we aim to nurture adventurous artists, ideas, and audiences. After a long pandemic pause, we are eager to resume in-person concerts with longtime partners including Simone Dinnerstein, Ensemble Signal, Vijay Iyer, JACK Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Orlando Consort, Stile Antico, The Tallis Scholars, and Yarn/Wire. We are also excited to welcome artists new to Miller, including Sean Jones, Reginald Mobley, Luciana Souza, and the Gesualdo Six. I am very proud of the artists and work that will be featured at Miller this season, and look forward to sharing it.”

 

The ever-adventurous Miller Theatre presents a full season of in-person programming for the first time since before the pandemic. Executive Director Melissa Smey, lauded for the integrity of her curating, has produced an invigorating season of “immersive, cutting-edge work that sets the bar high” (The New Yorker) through four classic Miller series: Composer Portraits, Early Music, Bach, and Jazz.

 

“There are few series as satisfying as the Miller Theatre’s signature dives into one composer,” states The New York Times about Composer Portraits. This season’s lineup features five distinct voices from around the world, whose music deserves to be heard more in the city. The ensembles—all blue-chip new-music champions that call Miller home, a place where they can put on ambitious dream concerts—have close ties to the composers they delve into. JACK Quartet premieres a new work by Australian ecologically minded composer Liza Lim, and JACK together with Yarn/Wire will premiere a work by the Norwegian genre-pushing composer Øyvind Torvund; Ensemble Signal showcases two massive works by Italian composer Luca Francesconi; International Contemporary Ensemble plays the music of visceral composer and ondes Martenot player Suzanne Farrin and visionary flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell.

 

In addition to its robust new music programming, Miller is also home to world-class Early Music and Bach concerts. This year, Early Music surveys a variety of Renaissance composers, from extraordinary English composer William Byrd to influential composers Josquin Desprez and Claudio Monteverdi, presented by preeminent ensembles like Tallis Scholars and Stile Antico. Brilliant pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns for three Bach concerts that survey his cantatas, gamba sonatas, and keyboard concertos. Jazz is also a passion of Smey, and this year’s line-up is stellar: Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Sean Jones Quartet.

 

Two favorite community programs return in person for the first time since the pandemic: Morningside Lights, which unites the people of Morningside Heights for an eerily beautiful illuminated outdoor procession featuring dozens of handmade lanterns that they build during free workshops; and spontaneous Pop-Up Concerts, which seats the public on the stage for bracing new music, inches from the musicians. Finally, spring will see the third season of Miller’s expertly produced podcast Mission: Commission, in which listeners get a rare peek into the minds of composers as they create brand new works under a six-week deadline. (Listen here).


“Melissa Smey, executive director of Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, has made the house one of the most exciting venues for old and new composition.”
— TIME OUT NY

 

The 2022-23 Season

 

JAZZ

 

http://www.millertheatre.com/event-series/jazz
Single tickets from $20
Series tickets from $60 for three concerts

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8:00pm
Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza
Storytellers with All-Star Big Band
Brazilian-born Luciana Souza is one of the most important singers of her generation, and “her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundaries” (Entertainment Weekly). She joins forces with Vince Mendoza—one of the most versatile composer/arranger/conductors of the last two decades—for Storytellers, an extraordinary collaboration featuring beloved songs by Brazilian composers such as Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Pinheiro, Guinga, and Gilberto Gil, performed with a big band of extraordinary musicians. These two Grammy Award-winning artists released the album Storytellers in 2020 (Sunnyside).
Luciana Souza, vocals
Vince Mendoza, conductor and arranger

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Vijay Iyer Trio
One of the leading music makers of his generation, composer/pianist Vijay Iyer returns to Miller with his acclaimed trio featuring the spellbinding bassist Linda May Han Oh and the formidable musician Tyshawn Sorey on drums. Considered “the great new jazz piano trio” (The New York Times), the ensemble makes emotionally resonant music that is rooted in tradition, yet truly innovative.
Vijay Iyer, piano
Linda May Han Oh, bass
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

 

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Sean Jones Quartet
The internationally acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones “combines artistry and virtuosity, with a sound reminiscent of vintage Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan yet completely modern” (Jazz Times). The former lead trumpeter of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones is a musical chameleon, adept in all styles and genres. He brings his quartet to the stage for his Miller debut.

 

 

COMPOSER PORTRAITS

 

http://www.millertheatre.com/event-series/composer-portraits
Each composer to attend their Portrait and engage in an onstage conversation
Single tickets from $20
Series tickets from $80 for all five concerts, or from $48 for three concerts

 

The influential Composer Portraits are deep dive immersions into a single living composer’s work, and have been hailed as “utterly indispensable,” “essential,” “endlessly important,” and “invaluable” repeatedly by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. The popularity of this series proves that people like a challenge and trust Miller Theatre to deliver concerts that are always satisfying and thought-provoking.

 

For over twenty years, Miller Theatre’s flagship series has fostered the creation of myriad new works, served as an incubator for emerging artists and a champion of those not yet well known, and created a community of adventurous listeners. The commissioned photos below were taken over the past few months and are exclusive to Miller Theatre (unless otherwise noted).

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:00pm
Liza Lim (b. 1966)
A new, co-commissioned work—scheduled to be heard in concert halls on three continents this year—opens Miller’s season. Liza Lim is “one of Australia’s most important cultural exports” (Limelight Magazine), whose music encompasses ideas of beauty, ecological connection, and ritual transformation. The talented and dauntless JACK Quartet perform the U.S. premiere of String Creatures, alongside a piece for solo cello, prepared with a violin and a length of thread.
Jay Campbell, cello
JACK Quartet
PROGRAM
String Creatures (2022) for JACK Quartet, U.S. premiere
Co-commissioned by Miller Theatre, Lucerne Festival, and Melbourne Recital Centre
an ocean beyond earth (2016) for solo cello, prepared with violin and thread

 


Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:00pm
Luca Francesconi (b. 1956)
The adventurous Ensemble Signal returns to perform two important premieres by Italian composer Luca Francesconi, whose “music is the result of a fearless creative voraciousness” (The Guardian) and who studied with Stockhausen and Berio. His Portrait—long overdue from two separate postponements over the course of the pandemic—features a pair of works, including the New York premiere of Trauma Etudes—a large-scale, powerful piece that reflects on the human experience of trauma in a modern world.
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, conductor
PROGRAM
Trauma Etudes (2018) New York premiere
Unexpected End of Formula (2008) U.S. premiere
Presented with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8:00pm
Suzanne Farrin (b. 1976)
Winner of the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellow, Suzanne Farrin explores the interior worlds of instruments and the visceral potentialities of sound in her music. This Portrait highlights another facet of her artistic practice, as an accomplished performer of the early electronic music instrument ondes Martenot. International Contemporary Ensemble delves into a program of her atmospheric work, including the world premiere of Their Hearts are Columns and selections from Dolce la morte, an opera based on the love poetry of Michelangelo.
Suzanne Farrin, ondes Martenot
International Contemporary Ensemble
PROGRAM
Their Hearts are Columns (2020) world premiere for soprano, harp,
ondes Martenot, percussion, and double bass
dolce la morte: unico spirto, come serpe, veggio, l’onde della non vostra, rendete (2016) for countertenor and ensemble
Suono (2016) for harp and soprano
corpo di terra (2009) for cello
polvere et ombra (2008) for harp
Time is a Cage (2007) for violin

 


Thursday, March 2, 2023, 8:00pm
Øyvind Torvund (b. 1976)
Norwegian composer Øyvind Torvund relies on his classical compositional training as much as his background as a guitarist in rock and improvising groups in his work. His music is simultaneously quirky, serious, frenetic, and shimmering, and reveals an expansive sonic language, incredible orchestration, and the juxtaposition of the expected and unexpected. An all-star cast of new music artists join together to perform a program of recent works including two premieres.
Laura Cocks, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Giacomo Baldelli, guitar
JACK Quartet
Yarn/Wire
PROGRAM
New work (2023) world premiere for Yarn/Wire and JACK Quartet
Plans for Future Ensemble Pieces (2020, rev 2023) world premiere version for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, 2 keyboards, 2 percussion, and string quartet
Untitled School/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes (2014) for piano/percussion quartet, projected images, and electronic sound

 

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8:00pm
Nicole Mitchell (b. 1967)
The artistry of Nicole Mitchell is wide-ranging—a virtuosic flutist, acclaimed bandleader, noted educator, and the first woman president of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). An award-winning composer, her music defies classification and celebrates contemporary African American culture. International Contemporary Ensemble performs a selection of her work from the past decade, featuring the composer as flutist.
Lisa E. Harris, voice
Nicole Mitchell, flute
International Contemporary Ensemble
PROGRAM
Transitions Beyond (2021) for soprano, flute, violin, clarinet, and cello
Inescapable Spiral (2017, rev. 2020)
Whispering Flame (2017) co-composed by Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris
Procession Time (2017)
Building Stuff (2015)

 

EARLY MUSIC
millertheatre.com/event-series/early-music
Single tickets from $30
Series tickets from $128 for all five concerts
All concerts will take place at Church of St. Mary the Virgin
Concerts will be approximately 75 minutes and performed without intermission

 

“Columbia University’s performance hub advocates just as vigorously for early music as it does for contemporary work.”
— THE NEW YORKER

 

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00pm
Vox Luminis
Sacred Monteverdi
Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis performs a program of emotive sacred works by Claudio Monteverdi, specifically selections from his Selva Morale e Spirituale (Moral and Spiritual Forest). The chamber ensemble (10 singers plus strings, harp, and organ) expertly navigates the liturgical works from this unique and complex anthology, featuring a variety of genres from motets to masses.
PROGRAM
Claudio Monteverdi
O bone Jesu
Selections from Selva morale e spirituale
(1640-41):
Gloria in excelsis Deo, ‘concertata’ SV258
Dixit Dominus II, ‘concertato’ SV263
Beatus vir SV268
Adoramus te Christe SV289
Crucifixus, ‘concertato’ SV259
Laetaniae della Beata Vergine SV204
Confitebor tibi Domine III, ‘stile alla franzese’ SV267
Magnificat I SV281

 


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00pm
Orlando Consort
1521: Josquin’s World
At the time of his death, just over 500 years ago, Josquin Desprez was the greatest and most influential composer the western world had yet seen. For this program, the Orlando Consort presents a magical sequence of music that reflects on the composer and his world, putting a spotlight on the personalities and events that capture the spirit and dynamism of the age.
PROGRAM
Antoine Brumel
Josquin Desprez                            
Pedro de Escobar                
Hayne van Ghizeghem
Pierre de la Rue
Martin Luther
Cristóbal de Morales
Jean Mouton
Jacob Obrecht
Ludwig Senfl
Mater patris et filia
Adieu mes amours
Ave Maria gratia plena, Dominus tecum
De profundis clamavi
In te Domine speravi
Inviolata, integra et casta es
Missa de Beata Virgine: Credo
Absolve Domine
Virgen bendita sin par
Allez regrets
Incessament mon pauvre cueur lamente
Non moriar, sed vivam
Missa pro defunctis: Offertorium
Missa ‘Tua est potentia’: Kyrie
Parce Domine
O allmächtiger Gott
Veni sancte spiritus

 


Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:00pm
Tallis Scholars
Hymns to the Virgin
The Virgin Mary has served as inspiration for artists of all forms, including composers since the earliest days of sacred music. The Tallis Scholars – “the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music” (The New York Times) – return to perform a selection of such inspired works from both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, ranging from Josquin to Stravinsky.
PROGRAM
Josquin Desprez
Francisco Guerrero
Heinrich Isaac
Orlande de Lassus
Matthew Martin
Arvo Pärt
Igor Stravinsky
Missa ‘Ave maris stella’
Ave virgo sanctissima
Maria Magdalene et altera Maria
Virgo prudentissima
Alma Redemptoris mater
Sanctissima
Virgencita (2012/2013)
Bogoroditse devo (Ave Marie) (1949)

 

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00pm
Gesualdo Six
English Motets
or their Miller debut, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Gesualdo Six explores Renaissance masterpieces from the Golden Age of polyphony in England. The program spans a period of two-hundred years, encompassing intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd alongside the beautiful simplicity of pieces by Tomkins and White.
PROGRAM
William Byrd
Orlando Gibbons
Thomas Morley
Sheryngham
Thomas Tallis
Thomas Tomkins
Thomas Weelkes
Robert White
Ave verum corpus
Afflicti pro peccatis nostris
Laudate Dominum
Tristitia et anxietas
Vigilate
Drop, drop, slow tears
Nolo mortem peccatoris
Ah, gentle Jesu
In jejunio et fletu
If ye love me
In manus tuas
Te lucis ante terminum
When David heard
All people clap your hands
Christe qui lux es et dies

 


Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00pm
Stile Antico
England’s Nightingale:
The remarkable music of William Byrd
Commemorating 400 years since the death of William Byrd, Stile Antico weaves together the strands of the extraordinary English composer’s complex life as both pillar of the Protestant musical establishment and faithful servant to the underground Catholic community. The program includes some of his most beloved works, including Haec Dies, This sweet and merry month of May, and Ne irascaris, alongside lesser-known gems by his pupils Thomas Morley, Peter Philips, and Thomas Tomkins.
PROGRAM
William Byrd
Thomas Morley
Peter Philips
Thomas Tomkins
This sweet and merry month of May, 6v
O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth
Great Service: Nunc Dimittis
Vide Domine afflictionem nostram
Haec dies
Ne irascaris
Retire my soul
Laudate Dominum
Mass for Four Voices: Agnus Dei
Laudibus in sanctis
Domine, Dominus noster
Ecce vicit Leo
Too much I once lamented


BACH
http://www.millertheatre.com/event-series/bach
Single tickets from $30
Series tickets from $72 for all three concerts
“Although the Miller Theater at Columbia University is indelibly tied to contemporary composers and early music, the voluminous canon of Johann Sebastian Bach has long formed

 

a third pillar of that institution’s programming.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES

 


Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach Cantatas
The brilliant and expressive pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins together with a stellar cast of musicians for a pair of Bach’s inventive cantatas and piano concertos. The resulting performance promises to move audiences, from the joyous opening phrases of the Piano Concerto in E major to the final words of the most performed and well-known of his sacred cantatas, Ich habe genug.
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Ensemble Baroklyn
PROGRAM
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053 (1738)
Selection of Choral Preludes, trans. by Alan Fletcher
Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (1727)
Cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (1714)

 


Thursday, November 17, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach Gamba Sonatas
In this intimate recital, the expressive cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach joins celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein for their unique interpretation of Bach’s three Gamba Sonatas.
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
PROGRAM
Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027 (before 1741)
Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028 (before 1741)
Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1029 (before 1741)

 


Thursday, December 8, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach Keyboard Concertos
Bach wrote many concertos for harpsichord throughout his lifetime, and given his attraction to the possibilities of counterpoint and harmony, it comes as no surprise that one keyboard could not satisfy his imagination. In this program, Simone Dinnerstein partners with fellow pianists Wael Farouk and Awadagin Pratt alongside Ensemble Baroklyn for a thrilling piano extravaganza.
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Wael Farouk, piano
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Ensemble Baroklyn
PROGRAM
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903 (1802)
Selections from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (1742-46; rev. 1748–50)
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738)
Concerto for two keyboards in C minor, BWV 1062 (1736)
Concerto for three keyboards in C major, BWV 1064 (1735–45?)
Bach/Kurtag O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1085 (1715–18?)

 


FREE PROGRAMMING


The following programs are specifically designed to deepen the connection with Miller’s local community, the world at large (digital offerings), and to welcome newcomers into the fold.

 

MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS
https://artsinitiative.columbia.edu/morningside-lights/
Saturday, September 24, 2022 (workshops start Saturday, Sept 17)
11th Annual Morningside Lights
Concept and Direction by Processional Arts Workshop
Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, artistic directors
Co-produced with the Arts Initiative at Columbia University
“This twilight parade of handmade paper lanterns is a gorgeous welcome to fall.” — TIME OUT KIDS
The beloved neighborhood tradition Morningside Lights returns for its 11th consecutive year, in person after two years of digital versions. Starting September 17, Miller opens its doors for a week of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in a magical illuminated procession through Morningside Park.
More details will be announced soon. The public can learn more or sign up to help create lanterns at http://www.morningside-lights.com.

 

 

POP-UP CONCERTS

Onstage at Miller Theatre
Select Tuesdays — Spring 2023
Mingling at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m.
Performers TBA

“Miller Theatre’s Pop-Up Concerts are a wonderfully informal way to experience bracing contemporary music.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES

Miller’s popular free and fun series, Pop-Up Concerts, returns in person for the first time since March 2020. The audience sits right on stage with free drinks in hand for these hour-long early-evening performances by today’s bravest virtuosos. These spontaneous concerts allow artists to explore new ideas in a comfortable yet unique setting. Onstage seating is first-come, first-served.


Check http://www.millertheatre.com for dates and times (typically announced a month or two in advance), and join the Miller Theatre email list for updates and concert announcements.

 


MISSION: COMMISSION PODCAST
Season Three
http://www.missioncommissionpodcast.com
“Rarely are audiences granted this kind of insight into a composer’s process.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES
Commissioning new work is at the heart of Miller Theatre’s mission, and its podcast Mission: Commission takes this to a new level. The six-episode podcast demystifies the process of how classical music gets made, from blank page to double bar. Miller invites three composers to write new works in just six weeks, while discussing their creative journey along the way—giving audiences rare access into the mind of a working composer on deadline with a commission.
Miller’s foray into the world of podcasts has been an enormous success, and Miller is excited to continue with Season Three in spring 2023.
Golda Arthur, Producer
Melissa Smey, Co-Creator, Producer and Host
Adrienne Stortz, Co-Creator and Producer
Lauren Cognetti, Co-Creator and Assistant Producer
Taylor Riccio, Assistant Producer
Erick Gomez, Sound Designer and Engineer
Major support for Mission: Commission is provided by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

 

 

COVID POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Miller Theatre will act to protect the health and safety of all personnel by following Columbia University guidance and policies. We have a mobile ticketing option to provide a seamless, contact-free entry. Currently, masks are optional and no longer required for entry. Please visit millertheatre.com for the most updated policies.
Miller Theatre audiences must:
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with an accompanying ID
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well

 

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
http://www.millertheatre.com
Miller Theatre is a leading presenter of new music in New York City and a vital force for innovative programming. Miller is dedicated to producing and presenting unique events, with a focus on contemporary and early music, jazz, opera, and multimedia performances. Founded in 1988, Miller Theatre has helped launch the careers of myriad composers and ensembles, serving as an incubator for emerging artists and a champion of those not yet well known in America. A four-time recipient of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Miller Theatre’s goals are to produce innovative programs, support the development of new work, and connect creative artists with enquiring audiences.

 

Miller Theatre’s 2022-23 Season is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature
and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Support for contemporary music at Miller Theatre is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Additional support is provided by the Amphion Foundation.