“Proving Up,” composed by Missy Mazzoli, with a libretto by Royce Vavrek, is about a settler family struggling for survival on the Nebraska plains.
In “Proving Up,” Missy Mazzoli tries to meet the high expectations set by her seething adaptation of the film “Breaking the Waves.”
Focusing on a new generation of composers, the Miller will begin with Missy Mazzoli’s “Proving Up,” about homesteaders in post-Civil War Nebraska.
Bach, American string quartets and a half-dozen living composers will be featured next season at the Miller Theater at Columbia University.
An immersion into the extravagant, extroverted music of the composer Johannes Maria Staud was presented at the Miller Theater.
What was billed as the first substantial American concert devoted to the Japanese writer Misato Mochizuki revealed music of sometimes startling sensuality.
She will play material by Steve Lehman, Aaron Jay Kernis and more in the Pop-Up Concerts series at Miller Theater.
Chamber pieces by Beat Furrer, a Swiss-born artist, will be featured in a Composers Portraits concert.
Mr. Liang, who has a coming Composer Portrait concert at the Miller Theater, transformed his composing process after research involving high-resolution scans of Chinese paintings.