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Composer Portrait: Bernard Rands | ICE at Miller Theater

  • Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway New York, NY 10027  (map)

Poetic lyricism and passionate, colorful orchestration come together to dazzling effect in the music of Bernard Rands. Born in England, the composer emigrated to the United States in 1975 following studies with Berio and Dallapiccola. Miller celebrates Rands’ 80th birthday with the local premiere of his newest vocal work, sensitively performed by the young Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo.


Bernard Rands, composer

Christian Knapp, conductor
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Nicholas Masterson, oboe
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)


Folk Songs (2014) - New York Premiere
Memo 6, for saxophone (1998)
Concertino, for oboe and ensemble (1996)
déjà, for ensemble (1972)

Earlier Event: November 9
OpenICE at the Hideout | Credentials
Later Event: November 15
OpenICE at Constellation: Alvin Lucier