Events

Past Event

New American Music for Cello

February 9, 2018
8:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers l Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006

Cellist Mariel Roberts of the acclaimed Mivos Quartet will perform a program of recent works, including two by composers associated with Columbia University.

Program: 

George Lewis, “Spinner” for solo cello
Alex Mincek, “Flutter” for solo cello
David Brynjar Franzson “The Cartography of Time” for cello and electronics

Artist biography: 

“Trailblazing” cellist Mariel Roberts (Feast of Music) is widely recognized as a deeply dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Recent performances have garnered praise for her “technical flair and exquisite sensitivity” (American Composers Forum), as well as her ability to “couple youthful vision with startling maturity”. (InDigest Magazine). Roberts' work emphasizes expanding the technical and expressive possibilities of her instrument through close relationships with innovative performers and composers of her generation. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to premiere hundreds of new works by both emerging and established artists. Roberts has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across four continents, most notably as a member of the Mivos String Quartet, as well as Wet Ink Ensemble and Ensemble Signal. She performs regularly on major stages for new music such as the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC), Wien Modern (Austria), Lucerne Festiva l(Switzerland), Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Klang Festival (Denmark), Shanghai New Music Week (China), Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK). Roberts has been featured as a chamber musician on recordings for Innova, Albany Records, New World Records, New Amsterdam, Carrier Records, New Focus, and Urtext Records. (Photo @ Stefan Deuber)

Sponsors: Columbia Global Centers | Paris; Department of Music, Columbia University; Columbia University Club of France; Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris; and the Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music at Columbia University.