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Miller Theatre (Columbia University)

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October 2017

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America

October 19 @ 8:00 pm

The string quartet is an iconic configuration in classical music. This fall, JACK Quartet takes on the most consequential American string quartets of the twentieth century, and introduces Miller audiences to new masterworks by contemporary composers. Soundscape America explores these works in a journey guided by the questions they provoke and the responses they inspire.

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JACK Quartet: Soundscape America

October 21 @ 8:00 pm

The string quartet is an iconic configuration in classical music. This fall, JACK Quartet takes on the most consequential American string quartets of the twentieth century, and introduces Miller audiences to new masterworks by contemporary composers. Soundscape America explores these works in a journey guided by the questions they provoke and the responses they inspire.

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Joshua Rubin & Vasko Dukovski

October 24 @ 6:00 pm

The bass clarinet takes the lead in this Pop-Up featuring two of today’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. While this beautifully expressive instrument rarely sees the spotlight, it possesses an incredible array of sonic possibilities inspiring many contemporary composers. An eclectic program includes the world premiere, Miller Theatre commission of Camila Agosto’s work for two bass clarinets. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Bach’s Goldberg Variations

October 26 @ 8:00 pm

An introductory aria undergoes thirty singular transformations in Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Since its publication in 1741, the work has gained a reputation for presenting the performer with a monumental artistic challenge, requiring not only prodigious technical skill, but also the emotional sensitivity to interpret the delicate nuances of mood and demeanor that give each variation its distinct character. The Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is an ideal musician for the task, lauded by Gramophone Magazine for his “wonderfully personal performance” of…

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November 2017

Marcos Balter

November 16 @ 8:00 pm

“I am lucky to always know who will be premiering my works while I am writing them,” says Marcos Balter. It seems only fitting that this Portrait features the International Contemporary Ensemble, for whom Balter has written numerous works spanning more than a decade. Wickedly humorous, colorful, and unapologetically sensual, Balter’s music has earned him a passionate following. These elements are showcased in a program that includes Descent from Parnassus and Codex Seraphinianus, two works written for ICE.

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Pop-Up Concerts: Regional de NY

November 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Brooklyn-based Brazilian choro band Regional de NY dedicates themselves to keeping the choro tradition alive, a music that is virtuosic, full of joy, and deeply grooving. Miller audiences first experienced the band with Anat Cohen in 2015, and they return to the stage for an energetic program sure to delight. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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December 2017

Chen Yi

December 2 @ 8:00 pm

Shaped by her experience coming of age during the Cultural Revolution, Chen Yi’s early influences included Chinese traditional music and Western classical music. She is a master of contemporary technique and a strong advocate for music’s power to connect audiences of different cultural backgrounds. The spirited Curtis 20/21 Ensemble will take on Chen’s impressive chamber works, including the evocative Happy Rain on a Spring Night.

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Bach Piano Concertos

December 7 @ 8:00 pm

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 teams up with fellow pianists Philip Lasser, Awadagin Pratt, and Dan Tepfer for an unparalleled performance of Bach’s concertos for one, two, three, and four keyboards.

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Pop-Up Concerts: Ugly Holiday Sweater Party with Genghis Barbie

December 11 @ 6:00 pm

Grab your ugliest holiday sweater and join us for a holiday party like no other. The incredible all-female French horn quartet Genghis Barbie returns to put everyone in the holiday spirit with a dazzling twist on seasonal favorites. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Carnival of the Animals

December 16 @ 2:00 pm

Miller reimagines its holiday favorite, bringing new puppets and new surprises to celebrate “feathers, fur, and fins.” A peek behind the painted red curtain will charm and enchant, as director Lake Simons returns to bring a sense of magic and fantasy to the Miller stage. Featuring some of New York’s best musicians and most skillful puppeteers, this year’s Carnival will delight longtime fans and welcome first-timers into a world of wit and imagination. For the young and the young at…

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Carnival of the Animals

December 16 @ 5:00 pm

Miller reimagines its holiday favorite, bringing new puppets and new surprises to celebrate “feathers, fur, and fins.” A peek behind the painted red curtain will charm and enchant, as director Lake Simons returns to bring a sense of magic and fantasy to the Miller stage. Featuring some of New York’s best musicians and most skillful puppeteers, this year’s Carnival will delight longtime fans and welcome first-timers into a world of wit and imagination. For the young and the young at…

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