Miller Theatre to Spotlight Composer Suzanne Farrin

By David Salazar
Miller Theatre is set to present a composer portrait of Suzanne Farrin on Feb. 2, 2023.

The showcase will feature the world premiere of “Their Hearts are Columns” as well as performances of “dolce la morte: unico spirto, come serpe, veggio, l’onde della non vostra, rendete,” “Il Suono,”” “corpo di terra,” “polvere et ombra,” and “Time is a Cage.”

Performers include soprano Alice Teyssier and countertenor Eric Jurenas. They will be joined by such soloists as violinist Josh Modney, cellist Mariel Roberts, and harpist Nuiko Wadden. Vimbayi Kaziboni leads the International Contemporary Ensemble.

The event will also feature an onstage discussion with Farrin and Melissa Smey.

Farrin is a Guggenheim Fellow and Rome Prize winner. Her first opera is “Corpo di Terra” and her music has been performed at such venues and companies as Theaterforum (Germany), Town Hall Seattle, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, and Wigmore Hall, and festivals including The BBC Proms, Mostly Mozart, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Matrix, Alpenklassik, Music in Würzburg, and BAM’s NextWave, among many others. She is also a performer of the Ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument created by engineer Maurice Martenot.

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