Columbia Sounds – A New Concert Series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris

Starting in spring 2016, the Paris Center, in collaboration with the Department of Music, will host a new concert series focusing on the faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia University, which has long been one of the world’s most influential centers of music composition.

January 25, 2016

The first performance, on February 15, 2016, at 7 pm, will present the cellist Anssi Karttunen and the violinist Marina Chiche. The program includes music of Edmund Campion, Tan Dun, Fred Lerdahl, Bryan Jacobs, Taylor Brook, Zosha Di Castri, Yoshiaki Onishi, Pablo Ortiz, Nina Young, Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, and Henri Dutilleux. Karttunen, widely praised as the most distinguished cellist performing new music today, has collaborated extensively with Columbia composers of several generations.

The second concert, on March 15, 2016, will feature the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse in a program of experimental new music by the collective’s members, including Columbia DMA alumni Natacha Diels and Bryan Jacobs. Diels, now Assistant Professor of Composition at UC San Diego, founded the Ensemble in New York in 2003.

The concerts will be free of charge. Co-sponsors include the Columbia University Department of Music and the Alice M. Ditson Fund.