Miller Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its 2022-23 season.

For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal and operatic performances.

Countertenor Reginald Mobley will appear alongside pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Ensemble Baroklyn for music by Bach.

Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2022

Vox Luminis will perform a program of sacred works by Claudio Monteverdi.  

Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2022

The Orlando Consort will present “1521: Josquin’s World,” which will feature music by Antoine Brumel, Josquin Desprez, Pedro de Escobar, Hayne van Ghizeghem, Pierre de la Rue, Martin Luther, and Jean Mouton, among others.

Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2022

 The Tallis Scholars will feature in “Hymns to the Virgin.” The concert will include music by Josquin Desprez, Francisco Guerrero, Henrich Isaac, Orlande de Lassus, Matthew Martin, Arvo Pärt, and Igor Stravinsky.

Performance Date: Dec. 10, 2022

The company’s Composer Portraits will spotlight the music of Suzanne Farrin, including the world premiere of “Their Hearts are Columns for soprano, harp, ondes Martenot, percussion, and double bass. There will also be other compositions for soprano and harp as well as another for countertenor and ensemble. The showcase will feature the International Contemporary Ensemble as well as excerpts from the opera “Dolce la morte.”

Performance Date: Feb. 2, 2023 

The Gesualdo Six will present “English Motets” by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, Sheryngham, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Weelkes, and Robert White.

Performance Date: Feb. 18, 2023

Another concert will spotlight the music of Nicole Mitchell including such works as “Transitions Beyond,” “Inescapable Spiral,” “Whispering Flame,” “Procession Time,” and “Building Stuff.” Lisa E. Harris will be the vocal soloist in the performance, which will also showcase the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Performance Date: March 30, 2023 

Stile Antico will showcase “England’s Nightingale: The remarkable music of William Byrd,” which will also include music by Thomas Morely, Peter Philips, and Thomas Tomkins.

Performance Date: April 29, 2023