The works of Dai Fujikura are performed with regularity by conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel and by some of the most acclaimed orchestras and ensembles in the world. As one of the leading voices of his generation, his signature “high octane instrumental writing” (The Guardian) will be exhibited in this Portrait featuring International Contemporary Ensemble, longtime champions of Fujikura. A selection of recent chamber works provide a glimpse into his unique soundworld, including Minina—inspired by the birth of his daughter—and abandoned time written for electric guitar and ensemble. Performers Alice Teyssier soprano Daniel Lippel guitar International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Daniela Candillari conductor Repertoire Gliding Wings (2019) world premiere, Miller Theatre co-commission Minina (2013) silence seeking solace (2013) secret forest (2008) abandoned time (2004, rev. 2006)
The charismatic and prolific GRAMMY-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen returns with her expressive artistry and captivating stage presence. Cohen has earned accolades from audiences, critics, and peers alike, including being “Clarinetist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007. Performers Anat Cohen clarinet & bass clarinet Vitor Gonçalves accordion & piano Tal Mashiach bass & guitar James Shipp percussion, vibraphone, & electronics Additional Information Photo by Shervin Lainez.
Barnard–Columbia Dances at Miller Theatre features students in new works by choreographers Abdul Latif and Katiti King, plus restagings of Joffrey Ballet co-founder Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations (1986) — “a sparkling showpiece of classical dancing” — set to some of Verdi’s infectious opera-ballet music. The students will also perform Name by Name (2007), a contemporary dance dedicated to the work of noted feminist Beverly Jones by her daughter, the renowned choreographer Susan Marshall. Tickets: $25/$20 with student ID dance.barnard.edu