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Miller Theatre Announces Four New Pop-Up Concerts, 2/6-5/6

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Signal Ensemble. Photo by Diana Wong.

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2013-14 season with four exciting POP-UP CONCERTS. Details below!

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ensemble Signal

Tuesday, March 4
Ekmeles - Miller Theatre debut

Tuesday, April 1
Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg

Tuesday, May 6
Juilliard415 - Miller Theatre debut

Free admission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).

From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey: "This February will mark the two-year anniversary of Pop-Up Concerts at Miller Theatre, and it's wonderful to see how beloved the series has become in such a short period of time. Pop-Up Concerts are a vital part of Miller's programming, allowing us to share music that our audience wouldn't normally experience, in a uniquely accessible setting. I'm especially excited to feature two more Miller debuts on the series this spring: the adventurous vocal group Ekemeles and the fantastic period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415."

POP-UP CONCERTS:

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today's most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings. Launched in February 2012, Miller's popular Pop-Up Concerts resumes its third season this spring, continuing to provide free, informal performances in the early evening. The unique format allows the theater to test out new ideas and introduce new performers before they hit the Miller mainstage. Free libations contribute to the laid-back ambiance. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. February 11, 2014

Ensemble Signal

Doug Perkins, percussion
Lauren Radnofsky, cello
Adrian Sandi, bass clarinet

Continuing the theme from their September Pop-Up appearance, Ensemble Signal returns with another program of solo works. This concert features two pieces by one of the Ensemble's favorite composers, Hilda Paredes, including the U.S. premiere of her Intermezzo malinconico for bass clarinet, alongside two works by David Lang for solo percussion, both of which were originally commissioned by another Miller Theatre featured artist, Steven Schick. This unique pairing gives audiences a chance to experience a range of experiments in the solo form, and compare how these master composers and musicians have navigated the idiosyncrasies of their chosen instruments.

PROGRAM:

Hilda Paredes: Zuhuy Kak for Cello (1997) U.S. premiere
David Lang: Unchained Melody for Percussion (2004)
Hilda Paredes: Intermezzo malinconico for Bass Clarinet (2012) U.S. premiere
David Lang: Scraping Song for Percussion (1997, rev. 2001)
March 4, 2014

Ekmeles

Miller Theatre debut
Mary MacKenzie, soprano, Rachel Calloway, mezzo soprano
Patrick Fennig, countertenor, Eric Dudley, tenor
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone & director, Steven Hrycelak, bass


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