Pop-Up Concerts Coming to Miller Theatre 

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Tuesday, January 29
Music of Richard Carrick
Richard Carrick, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Vasko Dukovski, bass clarinet;
Margaret Lancaster, flutes; Chris McIntyre, trombone

Deemed “a trustworthy purveyor of fresh sounds,” Either/Or is a frequent feature on the Miller stage, and they return to shine a spotlight on one of their own – director/pianist/composer Richard Carrick. Experience up close the connection between ensemble and composer with a program of his recent works, including two premieres (one that calls for audience participation), alongside two selections by prolific composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator Anthony Braxton.

Richard Carrick lanterne for solo bass flute (2018)
Richard Carrick Sarang Ga for bass clarinet with piano (2018)
Anthony Braxton Composition No. 101 (1981) and Composition No. 168 (1992)
Richard Carrick autour for ensemble (2019), world premiere

Tuesday, February 12
Mivos Quartet & Nadav Lev
Olivia De Prato, violin; Lauren Cauley Kalal, violin;
Victor Lowrie Tafoya, viola; Tyler J. Borden, cello
Nadav Lev, guitar

String quartet and guitar aren’t a common combination, but the unique pairing is at the core of this Pop-Up featuring the Mivos Quartet and guitarist Nadav Lev. Two works for this amalgamation bookend the adventurous program, including two New York premieres and a piece for solo guitar by Tristan Murail.

Richard Carrick Space:Time for electric guitar and string quartet (2014/2018),
New York premiere
Tristan Murail Tellur for solo guitar (1977)
Anahita Abbasi Distorted Attitudes IV / Facile synthesis for string quartet (2015),
New York Premiere
Yair Klartag Nothing to express for electric guitar and string quartet (2014)

Tuesday, February 26
Third Sound
Sooyun Kim, flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Karen Kim, violin;
Michael Nicolas, cello; Orion Weiss, piano

Third Sound, the New York-based collective of chamber music superstars, makes its Miller debut with an eclectic program of pieces spanning a century. Schoenberg’s masterwork, Chamber Symphony, Op. 9, anchors two more recent creations, including one by Third Sound Director Patrick Castillo.

Ingrid Arauco Fantasy-Quartet (2004)
Patrick Castillo Music for Four (2017)
Arnold Schoenberg Chamber Symphony, No. 1, Op. 9 (1906)

Tuesday, March 12
Marilyn Nonken
Spectral Salon

Marilyn Nonken is known as “one of the greatest interpreters of new music” (American Record Guide), especially in her mastery and knowledge of the music of Tristan Murail, with whom she has closely collaborated. Here, she explores the relationship between teacher and student with spectral works by Murail and his teacher Olivier Messiaen. Nonken gave the world premiere performance of Murail’s Les Travaux et les jours at Miller Theatre in 2002 and reprises it for this Pop-Up, sixteen years later.

Olivier Messiaen Regard du Fils sur le Fils from Vingt regards sur
l’Enfant Jésus (1944)
Olivier Messiaen Prélude No. 6, Cloches d’angoisse et larmes d’adieu, (1929)
Tristan Murail Les Travaux et les jours (2002)