Tuesday, September 10
Music of John Zorn
Stephen Gosling, piano
Pianist Stephen Gosling premiered five new short works by John Zorn during his Composer Portrait at Miller last spring. Inspired by the experience, the prolific composer wrote 12 additional inventions, creating an evening-length major new work to be heard for the first time at this Pop-Up Concert.
John Zorn 18 Studies from the Sketchbooks of JMW Turner (2019), world premiere
Tuesday, October 29
Music of Jessica Meyer
Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola
Caleb van der Swaagh, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Ning Yu, piano
The composer/performer collective counter)induction has been hailed by The New York Times for its “fiery ensemble virtuosity” and for its “first-rate performances” by The Washington Post. The ensemble makes its return to the Miller stage to highlight one of their own, violist and composer Jessica Meyer with a selection of her recent works.
Jessica Meyer I Only Speak of the Sun (2018)
Sagrada Familia (2017)
Only a Beginning (2015)
But Not Until (2014)
Tuesday, November 26
Marina Kifferstein, violin; Laura Cocks, flute; Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet
Ellery Trafford, percussion; Charlotte Mundy, voice
The ambitious TAK Ensemble—a quintet dedicated to the commissioning of new works and direct collaboration with composers and artists—makes its Miller debut with a daring collection of works. The program primarily features compositions written for the ensemble, which “impresses with the organicity of their sound, their dynamism and virtuosity” (WQXR).
Ashkan Behzadi Ballad of the Water of Sea from Love, Crystal and Stone (2017)
Erin Gee Mouthpiece 28 (2016)
Taylor Brook Amalgam (2015)
Tyshawn Sorey Ornations (2014)
David Bird Series Imposture (2013)