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. The musicians of ICE and Yarn/Wire are longstanding champions of Wang Lu, and their enthusiastic devotion will be on full display in this important showcase that will include a world premiere of a new work for Yarn/Wire co-commissioned by Miller Theatre.
Miller's flagship series Composer Portraits exposes audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today, with evening-length immersions that explore the work of a single composer in depth and include onstage discussions with the composers. Learn more: https://www.millertheatre.com/event-series/composer-portraits
Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Single Ticket Discounts:
STUDENTS Columbia student tickets are $7 for all performances. All other college students receive a 40% discount.
COLUMBIA AFFILIATES 40% discount for faculty and staff with CUID