Upcoming Popup Concert at the Miller Theatre

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Tuesday, April 28
Mivos Quartet
Olivia De Prato, Maya Bennardo, violin
Victor Lowrie Tafoya, viola; Tyler J. Borden, cello
Miller welcomes back the “fearless, precise, and forward-looking” (Chicago Reader) Mivos Quartet with a concert featuring music by three diverse compositional voices, including the New York premiere of Doll Time by Japanese composer/pianist Chikako Morishita.
Chikako Morishita Doll Time (2019) New York premiere
Linda Catlin Smith String Quartet No. 6 (2013)
Morton Feldman Three Pieces for String Quartet (1956)

Monday, May 18
Kyle Armbrust and Shahzad Ismaily
Kyle Armbrust, viola; Shahzad Ismaily, multi-instrumentalist
The virtuosic violist Kyle Armbrust joins the charismatic multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily for a program of solo and duo works highlighting the staggering talents of both artists. The Miller-commissioned Song for Flint, written by Vijay Iyer expressly for Armbrust and premiered earlier this season, receives an encore performance.

Tuesday, June 2
Bent Duo
David Friend, piano; Bill Soloman, percussion
The intrepid Bent Duo explores the sonic potential of the pairing of percussion and piano, championing the works written for the set of instruments and making contributions to the repertoire through active commissioning. Their joint labor of love is on display in this Pop-Up, featuring a wide-ranging selection of treasures for the duo.
Scott Wollschleger We See Things That Are Not There for vibraphone and piano (2016)
Eve Beglarian Play it Like a Girl for keyboards (2014)
Ted Hearne One of Us, One of Them for piano and percussion (2005)
Betsy Jolas Music for Joan for vibraphone and piano (1988)
Alison Knowles Shuffle for two performers (1961)

Tuesday, June 9
Mariel Roberts, cello
“Listeners should come running,” declares WQXR regarding the work of gifted cellist Mariel Roberts. For this solo recital, she performs a diverse and gripping program, including one of her own compositions and the beautiful new piece by Wojtek Blecharz, Stimmung for reverse cello.
Wojtek Blecharz Stimmung for reverse cello (2019)
Mariel Roberts Carla (2019)
George Lewis Spinner (2016)
Henri Dutilleux Trois Strophes sur le nom de Saacher (1976-82)