Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre

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Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. This dynamic creative duo reunites for Proving Up, a harrowing tale of a family's pursuit of the American Dream set in post-Civil War Nebraska.

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Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism.

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Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.

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Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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