The ever-adventurous Miller Theatre presents a full season of in-person programming for the primary time since earlier than the pandemic. Government Director Melissa Smey, lauded for the integrity of her curating, has produced an invigorating season that includes 4 traditional Miller sequence: Composer Portraits, Early Music, Bach, and Jazz.
“There are few sequence as satisfying because the Miller Theatre’s signature dives into one composer,” states The New York Instances about Composer Portraits. This season’s lineup options 5 distinct voices from world wide, whose music deserves to be heard extra within the metropolis. The ensembles-all blue-chip new-music champions that decision Miller house, a spot the place they will placed on formidable dream concerts-have shut ties to the composers they delve into. JACK Quartet premieres a brand new work by Australian ecologically minded composer Liza Lim, and JACK along with Yarn/Wire will premiere a piece by the Norwegian genre-pushing composer Øyvind Torvund; Ensemble Sign showcases two large works by Italian composer Luca Francesconi; Worldwide Modern Ensemble performs the music of visceral composer and ondes Martenot participant Suzanne Farrin and visionary flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell.
Along with its sturdy new music programming, Miller can be house to world-class Early Music and Bach concert events. This 12 months, Early Music surveys quite a lot of Renaissance composers, from extraordinary English composer William Byrd to influential composers Josquin Desprez and Claudio Monteverdi, introduced by preeminent ensembles like Tallis Scholars and Stile Antico. Good pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns for 3 Bach concert events that survey his cantatas, gamba sonatas, and keyboard concertos. Jazz can be a ardour of Smey, and this 12 months’s line-up is stellar: Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Sean Jones Quartet.
Two favourite neighborhood applications return in individual for the primary time because the pandemic: Morningside Lights, which unites the individuals of Morningside Heights for an eerily lovely illuminated out of doors procession that includes dozens of handmade lanterns that they construct throughout free workshops; and spontaneous Pop-Up Concert events, which seats the general public on the stage for bracing new music, inches from the musicians. Lastly, spring will see the third season of Miller’s expertly produced podcast Mission: Commission, through which listeners get a uncommon peek into the minds of composers as they create model new works beneath a six-week deadline. (Hear here).
The 2022-23 Season
Every composer to attend their Portrait and interact in an onstage dialog
Single tickets from $20
Sequence tickets from $80 for all 5 concert events, or from $48 for 3 concert events
The influential Composer Portraits are deep dive immersions right into a single dwelling composer’s work, and have been hailed as “completely indispensable,” “important,” “endlessly necessary,” and “invaluable” repeatedly by The New York Instances and The New Yorker, amongst others. The recognition of this sequence proves that folks like a problem and belief Miller Theatre to ship concert events which are all the time satisfying and thought-provoking.
For over twenty years, Miller Theatre’s flagship sequence has fostered the creation of myriad new works, served as an incubator for rising artists and a champion of these not but well-known, and created a neighborhood of adventurous listeners. The commissioned pictures beneath had been taken over the previous few months and are unique to Miller Theatre (except in any other case famous).
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:00pm
Liza Lim (b. 1966)
A brand new, co-commissioned work-scheduled to be heard in live performance halls on three continents this year-opens Miller’s season. Liza Lim is “one in every of Australia’s most necessary cultural exports” (Limelight Journal), whose music encompasses concepts of magnificence, ecological connection, and ritual transformation. The gifted and dauntless JACK Quartet carry out the U.S. premiere of String Creatures, alongside a bit for solo cello, ready with a violin and a size of thread.
Jay Campbell, cello
String Creatures (2022) for JACK Quartet, U.S. premiere
Co-commissioned by Miller Theatre, Lucerne Competition, and Melbourne Recital Centre
an ocean past earth (2016) for solo cello, ready with violin and thread
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:00pm
Luca Francesconi (b. 1956)
The adventurous Ensemble Sign returns to carry out two necessary premieres by Italian composer Luca Francesconi, whose “music is the results of a fearless inventive 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, together with the New York premiere of Trauma Etudes-a large-scale, highly effective piece that displays on the human expertise of trauma in a contemporary world.
Brad Lubman, conductor
Trauma Etudes (2018) New York premiere
Sudden Finish of System (2008) U.S. premiere
Introduced with the pleasant help of the Ernst von Siemens Music Basis.
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8:00pm
Suzanne Farrin (b. 1976)
Winner of the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellow, Suzanne Farrin explores the inside worlds of devices and the visceral potentialities of sound in her music. This Portrait highlights one other aspect of her inventive apply, as an completed performer of the early digital music instrument ondes Martenot. Worldwide Modern Ensemble delves right into a program of her atmospheric work, together with the world premiere of Their Hearts are Columns and alternatives from Dolce la morte, an opera based mostly on the love poetry of Michelangelo.
Suzanne Farrin, ondes Martenot
Worldwide Modern Ensemble
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 depends on his classical compositional coaching as a lot as his background as a guitarist in rock and improvising teams in his work. His music is concurrently quirky, critical, frenetic, and shimmering, and divulges an expansive sonic language, unbelievable orchestration, and the juxtaposition of the anticipated and surprising. An all-star solid of recent music artists be a part of collectively to carry out a program of latest works together with two premieres.
Laura Cocks, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Giacomo Baldelli, guitar
New work (2023) world premiere for Yarn/Wire and JACK Quartet
Plans for Future Ensemble Items (2020, rev 2023) world premiere model for flute, clarinet, electrical guitar, 2 keyboards, 2 percussion, and string quartet
Untitled College/Mud Jam/Campfire Tunes (2014) for piano/percussion quartet, projected pictures, and digital sound
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8:00pm
Nicole Mitchell (b. 1967)
Picture by Kristi Sutton Elias
The artistry of Nicole Mitchell is wide-ranging-a virtuosic flutist, acclaimed bandleader, famous educator, and the primary lady president of Chicago’s Affiliation for the Development of Inventive Musicians (AACM). An award-winning composer, her music defies classification and celebrates modern African American tradition. Worldwide Modern Ensemble performs a choice of her work from the previous decade, that includes the composer as flutist.
Lisa E. Harris, voice
Nicole Mitchell, flute
Worldwide Modern Ensemble
Transitions Past (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)
Constructing Stuff (2015)
Single tickets from $20
Sequence tickets from $60 for 3 concert events
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8:00pm
Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza
Storytellers with All-Star Massive Band
Left: Luciana Souza, picture by Kim Fox
Proper: Vince Mendoza, picture by Pamela Fong
Brazilian-born Luciana Souza is without doubt one of the most necessary singers of her era, and “her voice traces a panorama of emotion that is aware of no boundaries” (Leisure Weekly). She joins forces with Vince Mendoza-one of probably the most versatile composer/arranger/conductors of the final two decades-for Storytellers, a unprecedented collaboration that includes beloved songs by Brazilian composers equivalent to Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Pinheiro, Guinga, and Gilberto Gil, carried out with an enormous band of extraordinary musicians. These two Grammy Award-winning artists launched the album Storytellers in 2020 (Sunnyside).
Luciana Souza, vocals
Vince Mendoza, conductor and arranger
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Vijay Iyer Trio
L-R: Linda Could Han Oh, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, picture by Craig Marsden
One of many main music makers of his era, composer/pianist Vijay Iyer returns to Miller together with his acclaimed trio that includes the spellbinding bassist Linda Could Han Oh and the formidable musician Tyshawn Sorey on drums. Thought of “the nice new jazz piano trio” (The New York Instances), the ensemble makes emotionally resonant music that’s rooted in custom, but really revolutionary.
Vijay Iyer, piano
Linda Could Han Oh, bass
Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00pm
Sean Jones Quartet
Picture by Jimmy Katz
The internationally acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones “combines artistry and virtuosity, with a sound harking back to classic Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan but fully fashionable” (Jazz Instances). The previous lead trumpeter of the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra, Jones is a musical chameleon, adept in all types and genres. He brings his quartet to the stage for his Miller debut.
Single tickets from $30
Sequence tickets from $128 for all 5 concert events
All concert events will happen at Church of St. Mary the Virgin
Concert events will probably be roughly 75 minutes and carried out with out intermission
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00pm
Picture by Tom Blaton
Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis performs a program of emotive sacred works by Claudio Monteverdi, particularly alternatives from his Selva Morale e Spirituale (Ethical and Non secular Forest). The chamber ensemble (10 singers plus strings, harp, and organ) expertly navigates the liturgical works from this distinctive and complicated anthology, that includes quite a lot of genres from motets to plenty.
O bone Jesu
Picks from Selva morale e spirituale
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
1521: Josquin’s World
On the time of his loss of life, simply over 500 years in the past, Josquin Desprez was the best and most influential composer the western world had but seen. For this program, the Orlando Consort presents a magical sequence of music that displays on the composer and his world, placing a highlight on the personalities and occasions that seize the spirit and dynamism of the age.
Pedro de Escobar
Hayne van Ghizeghem
Pierre de la Rue
Cristóbal de Morales
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
Virgen bendita sin par
Incessament mon pauvre cueur lamente
Non moriar, sed vivam
Missa professional defunctis: Offertorium
Missa ‘Tua est potentia’: Kyrie
O allmächtiger Gott
Veni sancte spiritus
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:00pm
Hymns to the Virgin
The Virgin Mary has served as inspiration for artists of all kinds, together with composers because the earliest days of sacred music. The Tallis Students – “the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music” (The New York Instances) – return to carry out a choice of such impressed works from each the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, starting from Josquin to Stravinsky.
Orlande de Lassus
Missa ‘Ave maris stella’
Ave virgo sanctissima
Maria Magdalene et altera Maria
Alma Redemptoris mater
Bogoroditse devo (Ave Marie) (1949)
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00pm
Picture by Ash Mills
For his or her Miller debut, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Gesualdo Six explores Renaissance masterpieces from the Golden Age of polyphony in England. This system spans a interval of two-hundred years, encompassing intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd alongside the attractive simplicity of items by Tomkins and White.
Ave verum corpus
Afflicti professional peccatis nostris
Tristitia et anxietas
Drop, drop, sluggish tears
Nolo mortem peccatoris
Ah, mild Jesu
In jejunio et fletu
If ye love me
In manus tuas
Te lucis ante terminum
When David heard
All individuals clap your palms
Christe qui lux es et dies
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00pm
The exceptional music of William Byrd
Picture by Musicarte Media
Commemorating 400 years because the loss of life of William Byrd, Stile Antico weaves collectively the strands of the extraordinary English composer’s complicated life as each pillar of the Protestant musical institution and devoted servant to the underground Catholic neighborhood. This system consists of a few of his most beloved works, together with Haec Dies, This candy and merry month of Could, and Ne irascaris, alongside lesser-known gems by his pupils Thomas Morley, Peter Philips, and Thomas Tomkins.
This candy and merry month of Could, 6v
O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth
Nice Service: Nunc Dimittis
Vide Domine afflictionem nostram
Retire my soul
Mass for 4 Voices: Agnus Dei
Laudibus in sanctis
Domine, Dominus noster
Ecce vicit Leo
An excessive amount of I as soon as lamented
Single tickets from $30
Sequence tickets from $72 for all three concert events
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00pm
Picture of Reginald Mobley by Liz Linder
The good and expressive pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins along with a stellar solid of musicians for a pair of Bach’s creative cantatas and piano concertos. The ensuing efficiency guarantees to maneuver audiences, from the joyous opening phrases of the Piano Concerto in E main to the ultimate phrases of probably the most carried out and well-known of his sacred cantatas, Ich habe genug.
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E main, BWV 1053 (1738)
Collection 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
Picture of Simone Dinnerstein by Mackenzie Stroh for Miller Theatre
On this intimate recital, the expressive cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach joins celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein for his or her distinctive interpretation of Bach’s three Gamba Sonatas.
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Sonata No. 1 in G Main, BWV 1027 (earlier than 1741)
Sonata No. 2 in D Main, BWV 1028 (earlier than 1741)
Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1029 (earlier than 1741)
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 8:00pm
Bach Keyboard Concertos
L-R: Wael Farouk, Awadagin Pratt, picture by Rob Davidson,
Simone Dinnerstein, picture by Mackenzie Stroh for Miller Theatre
Bach wrote many concertos for harpsichord all through his lifetime, and given his attraction to the probabilities of counterpoint and concord, it comes as no shock that one keyboard couldn’t fulfill his creativeness. On this program, Simone Dinnerstein companions with fellow pianists Wael Farouk and Awadagin Pratt alongside Ensemble Baroklyn for an exciting piano extravaganza.
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Wael Farouk, piano
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903 (1802)
Picks from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (1742-46; rev. 1748-50)
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738)
Concerto for 2 keyboards in C minor, BWV 1062 (1736)
Concerto for 3 keyboards in C main, BWV 1064 (1735-45?)
Bach/Kurtag O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1085 (1715-18?)
The next applications are particularly designed to deepen the reference to Miller’s local people, the world at massive (digital choices), and to welcome newcomers into the fold.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 (workshops begin Saturday, Sept 17)
eleventh Annual Morningside Lights
Idea and Route by Processional Arts Workshop
Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, inventive administrators
Co-produced with the Arts Initiative at Columbia College
The beloved neighborhood custom Morningside Lights returns for its eleventh consecutive 12 months, in individual after two years of digital variations. Beginning September 17, Miller opens its doorways for every week of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in a magical illuminated procession by way of Morningside Park.
Extra particulars will probably be introduced quickly. The general public can study extra or signal as much as assist create lanterns at www.morningside-lights.com.
Onstage at Miller Theatre
Choose Tuesdays – Spring 2023
Mingling at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m.
Miller’s in style free and enjoyable sequence, Pop-Up Concert events, returns in individual for the primary time since March 2020. The viewers sits proper on stage with free drinks in hand for these hour-long early-evening performances by right this moment’s bravest virtuosos. These spontaneous concert events permit artists to discover new concepts in a snug but distinctive setting. Onstage seating is first-come, first-served.
Examine www.millertheatre.com for dates and occasions (usually introduced a month or two upfront), and be a part of the Miller Theatre electronic mail record for updates and live performance bulletins.
MISSION: COMMISSION PODCAST
Commissioning new work is on the coronary heart of Miller Theatre’s mission, and its podcast Mission: Fee takes this to a brand new degree. The six-episode podcast demystifies the method of how classical music will get made, from clean web page to double bar. Miller invitations three composers to jot down new works in simply six weeks, whereas discussing their inventive journey alongside the way-giving audiences uncommon entry into the thoughts of a working composer on deadline with a fee.
Miller’s foray into the world of podcasts has been an unlimited success, and Miller is worked up to proceed with Season Three in spring 2023. Hearken to the episodes of Season One and Two right here.
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
Main help for Mission: Fee is supplied by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.