Miller Theatre Concludes 2013-14 Early Music Series Season with The Tallis Scholars Performing 40 YEARS OF RENAISSANCE POLYPHONY Today
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts concludes the 2013-14 season of its Early Music series with The Tallis Scholars, with Peter Phillips as director, performing 40 Years of Renaissance Polyphony. The Anniversary program includes a world premiere by Michael Nyman, commissioned by Miller Theatre. The performance is tonight, April 5, 2014, 8:00 PM, Presented by Miller Theatre at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street). Tickets are $40 - $50 (limited availability), CU Students: $7, and all other students: $24 with valid ID
From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey:
"This season's Early Music Series has been a spectacular success, and I can't think of a better way to cap it off than with the Tallis Scholars, who are celebrating their 40th year this season."
Miller Theatre's "essential" (The New Yorker) Early Music series has been lauded as a leader in New York's burgeoning historical performance scene. This year Miller once again played host to some of the world's leading early music ensembles and young upstarts alike. Miller favorites Le Poème Harmonique and Stile Antico returned, as did the local quartet New York Polyphony. The Orlando Consort celebrated a 25th anniversary of their own at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The series also features world premiere performances of two new commissions, from composers Andrew Smith and Michael Nyman-a first for the series. Nyman's work, written for The Tallis Scholars, celebrates both Miller's milestone anniversary and The Tallis Scholars' 40th year.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
The Tallis Scholars
Chuch of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street)
For 40 years The Tallis Scholars have served as early music's most visible advocates of Renaissance choral repertoire. This celebratory program of spiritual works spans four centuries, featuring some of the group's favorite pieces from their 40-year tenure, including music by Renaissance masters Tallis and Josquin as well as lesser-known pieces by John Sheppard and Cipriano de Rore. The ensemble will also present the world premiere of a new piece by composer Michael Nyman, commissioned by Miller Theatre for The Tallis Scholars in honor of this milestone anniversary.