Following the premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres with the LA Phil New Music Group, Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times praised the work, stating:

“Mazzoli’s is music not so much of, as out of, the spheres. Strings and winds swirl and swoon, sliding magically around pitches. There is no pulse, no thousand points of starlight, rather the motion of waves. She manages to squeeze in the hurdy gurdy without ever losing the sensation of gorgeous celestial bodies in the ether.  The Sinfonia lasted 14 minutes and came near the end of a long concert that went to midnight. But this is music for a long night that never ends.”

Read the full review here.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns recently published an article covering the recently preview of Missy Mazzoli’s new opera, Breaking the Wavesas part of Opera Philadelphia’s Double Exposure Series.

Stearns states: “In Breaking the Waves, based on the von Trier film, Mazzoli’s voice is like a 21st-century refraction of the Smetana/Janacek nexus, conveying the under-the-surface repression in the small-town community.”

Read the article here.

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Emanuel Ax will perform Missy’s new solo piano work, Bolts of Loving Thunder, in cities across the country this upcoming winter and spring including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City. The work will be premiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on January 21, 2014 and receive its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall on May 15, 2014.

More info HERE.

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New York Magazine’s Justin Davidson has previewed 21c Liederabend, happening at BAM this fall and featuring premieres by Missy Mazzoli, Olga Neuwirth, Mohammed Fairouz, and more! More info HERE.

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Missy was recently interviewed in Opera News Magazine for an article on Mannes’ new composition faculty and education programs. Check it out here!

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