Recommended Music: FREE POP-UP CONCERTS (Miller Theatre Fall Season at Columbia University)

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by Connor McCormick on August 5, 2023

in Concerts / Events,Music,Theater-New York

Miller Theatre at Columbia UniversitySchool of the Arts announces the fall season of
Pop-Up Concerts

“Close to the music” takes on new meaning with this friendly, free modern music series with the audience onstage and free drinks at cocktail hour

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Tuesday, September 12LongleashMiller DebutTuesday, October 24Vicky Chow, pianoTuesday, November 21Russell Greenberg, percussionFree admission • Doors at 5:30PM, music at 6PMat Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)
Photo by Arlene Kriv for Miller Theatre

Pop-Up Concerts

All concerts start at 6PM and doors open at 5:30PMOnstage seating is first-come, first-served

During Miller’s popular free and fun series, Pop-Up Concerts, the audience sits right on stage with free drinks in hand for hour-long, early-evening performances by today’s bravest virtuosos. These spontaneous concerts allow artists to explore new ideas in a comfortable yet unique setting.

Photo by Pascal Perich: (L to R) John Popham, Julia Den Boer, Pala Garcia

Tuesday, September 12LongleashPala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello; Julia Den Boer, piano and harmonium 

Known for its innovative programming and artistic excellence, Longleash makes its Miller debut. The “expert young trio” (Strad Magazine) brings a unique program of new music, including two world premieres and Igor Santos’ Sounding Petals, an imagined sonification of mobiles inspired by the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder.

PROGRAM     Katherine Balch            Different Gravities (2023), world premiere     Adrian Knight               Cherubics IV and V (2022-23), world premiere     Anthony Vine                Devotions (2022) for violin, cello, and harmonium     Igor Santos                    Sounding Petals (2019)

Vicky Chow. Photo by Kaitlin Jane Photography

Tuesday, October 24Vicky Chow, piano

“One of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork), Hong Kong/Canadian pianist Vicky Chow returns to the Miller stage for a solo performance of eclectic contemporary works, following her performance as a featured musician in the final season of Miller’s acclaimed podcast Mission: Commission.

PROGRAM     Tomeka Reid                  Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. (2020)      Felipe Lara                      Injust Intonations (2017)     Caroline Shaw                Gustave le Gray (2012)     Tania León                      Rituál (1987)      Nik Bärstch                     Modul 5

Photo by Mark Sommerfeld

Tuesday, November 21Russell Greenberg, percussion

Percussion mastermind Russell Greenberg is the founder of the intrepid Yarn/Wire and a longtime Miller Theatre collaborator. For his first solo Pop-Up Concert, he performs a selection of adventurous percussion works, with virtuosic trumpeter Nate Wooley joining for a special duo.

Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre at Columbia University is an acclaimed New York City music venue and concert producer. Founded in 1988, Miller’s mission is to develop new audiences; foster enthusiasm for the arts by pioneering new programming approaches; educate the public by presenting specialized programs to a broad audience; discover diverse repertoire and commission new works; and share the University’s intellectual riches with the public. A four-time recipient of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Miller Theatre produces innovative programs, supports the development of new work, and connects creative artists with enquiring audiences.

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