Miller Theatre to Spotlight Music of Dai Fujikara

By David Salazar
(Credit: Chris Terry)

The Miller Theatre is set to showcase Dai Fujikara as part of its Composer Portraits on March 5, 2020.

The showcase, which will feature prominent works by the composer, including “Minina,” “silence seeking solace,” “secret forest,” and “abandoned time,” will also present the world premiere of “Gliding Wings,” which was commissioned by the Miller Theatre. 

Soprano Alice Teyssier will lead a group of performers that also include guitarist Daniel Lippel, and the International Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Daniela Candillari. 

“We close the 20th season of Composer Portraits on a high note—with close collaborators, a world premiere, and an electric guitar,” stated Melissa Smey, Miller Theatre Executive Director. “The music of Dai Fujikura is bold and full of energy, and the musicians of International Contemporary Ensemble know it intimately from a fifteen year history of playing his work. I am thrilled to have co-commissioned a new work for ICE for this occasion and to present Fujikura’s incredible concerto for electric guitar, abandoned time.

Fujikara is a renowned Japanese composer whose first opera “Solaris” was co-commissioned by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Lausanne, and the Opéra de Lille; the work had its world premiere in 2015.