The Short List: Fall 2019

Hannah Lash photographed by Kyle Dorosz
Hannah Lash. Photo: Kyle Dorosz


Catch the world premiere of Desire, a chamber opera from award-winning composer Hannah Lash, at Miller Theatre. The score of this deeply personal production, which is about overcoming self-doubt, will be performed by the JACK Quartet. October 16. 



Cheer on the Columbia Lions and celebrate 150 years of college football at Homecoming Weekend 2019. The family-friendly festivities include a carnival and a football game against Ivy League rival Penn. October 18-19 at the Baker Athletics Complex. 



An upcoming exhibition at the Wallach Gallery showcases contemporary art from Algeria and its diaspora. The show, titled Waiting for Omar Gatlato, references the 1977 film Omar Gatlato and offers a critical look at Algerian identity and society. Curated by art-history PhD student Natasha Marie Llorens. October 26-March 25. 



Hooray for the red, white, and rosé! Support Columbia vintners by visiting the Alumni Wine Industry Network’s Virtual Wine Cellar, a global directory of wine-
makers and distributors.   



Renzo Piano ’14HON, the world-renowned architect behind the Manhattanville campus, returns to Columbia to give a talk at the Forum (which he designed) about the role of architecture in creating more open, inclusive neighborhoods. Hosted by Columbia World Projects. October 15.