New York City's Miller Theatre will present a Bach festival with a twist: three extraordinary living composers featured in previous Miller Theatre's 'Composer Portraits' concerts will curate evenings pairing their music with pieces by Bach. The composers join executive director Melissa Smey onstage for a conversation at each concert.
Thursday, February 6, 8 p.m. Kaija Saariaho
Jennifer Koh, violin
Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics
Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m. Joan Tower
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m. Steve Reich
Brad Lubman, conductor
Also combining early music with contemporary at the Miller Theatre, this spring the Tallis Scholars will premiere a work by Michael Nyman commissioned by the Miller Theatre in honor of The Tallis Scholars' 40th anniversary.
Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
Michael Nyman: New Work — World premiere, Miller Theatre commission
works of Josquin, de Rore, Allegri, Tallis, Tye
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street)