October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Miller Theater at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York

Event Description

The New York Times states that “there’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output” of composer, pianist, bandleader, and scholar Vijay Iyer. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist, and DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times, Iyer is creating a modern realization of the practice of American music through his wide-ranging work. Brooklyn-based ensemble The Knights make their Miller debut in this Portrait which includes a world premiere commission as part of Columbia’s Year of Water, along with the New York premiere of his concerto Trouble, written for violinist Jennifer Koh.

Read the Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli


  • Song for Flint  (2019) world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • Crisis Modes  (2019) New York premiere
  • Trouble  (2017) New York premiere
  • The Law of Returns  (2017) New York premiere

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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