Miller Theatre at Columbia University Announces Spring Concert Season

By Shane Jordan on Feb 18, 2016 07:21 PM EST

The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts is happy to announce the spring season of Pop-Up Concerts. Pop-Up Concerts have become a beloved mainstay at Miller, providing free, informal performances in the early evening. The unique format allows the theater to test out new ideas, giving established ensembles the chance to experiment and introducing new performers before they hit the Miller mainstage.

The first Pop-Up Concert of the Spring features "one of the most distinctive new music ensembles in New York" (New York Classical Review) playing world-class pieces composed exclusively by its own members. Each of the five members of Ensemble Pamplemousse is represented in this repertoire as both a musician and a composer, exemplifying the multifaceted talent of this ensemble.

Just one stand out piece is David Broom's electronic playground, "Ominousty," which uses samples of Billy Joel's "Honesty" to create a new frenzied sound world.

Miller Theatre's Executive Director Melissa Smey explains in a recent press release for the Pop-up Concerts that regardless of your feelings about the Ensemble Pamplemousse, everyone will find something they love in at least one of the upcoming shows:

"This Spring's Pop-Up Concerts truly have something for everyone. Whether you join us for an evening of computer music with Ensemble Pamplemousse, for Either/Or's study of the great György Ligeti, or for Michael Nicolas' exploration of cello and electronics, you're sure to find something you love on our stage.

"And who better to close our 2015-16 season than our longtime collaborators, Mivos Quartet? Each of these musicians has a unique take on new music that is sure to inspire."

Dates for the Spring Pop-up Concert series is as follows:

Tuesday, March 29 -- Ensemble Pamplemousse

Tuesday, April 26 -- Either/Or: A Study of György Ligeti

Monday, May 16 -- Michael Nicolas, cello

Tuesday, June 7 -- Mivos Quartet

Admission to any of the Miller Theatre's Pop-up Concerts is entirely free with the door set to open at 5:30 p.m. and the music beginning at 6.

For directions or any additional information please head over to the Miller Theater's official website or call the Box Office, at (212) 854-7799.

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