About This Program
Dubbed “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart,” by Time Out New York, Missy Mazzoli is a new music catalyst, creating, driving and fueling a new contemporary classical movement. Mazzoli’s inventive compositions have been performed by renowned ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Minnesota Orchestra and her own band, Victoire. Mazzoli brings a “powerful and new” (Wall Street Journal) musical energy to a wide variety of outlets as composer in residence at Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre-Group, and a member of the Mannes College of Music faculty. Mazzoli’s quirky and infectious personality drives her musical endeavors and will be on full display as she joins the Composer Conversation Series in anticipation of her and Victoire’s collaboration with art-pop innovators Glasser and Noveller.
“I think the important task at hand is to create work that challenges people, that makes them confront things they’d rather ignore, but to do it in a way that draws them in and makes them feel connected to the composer and to other listeners.” – Missy Mazzoli
Presented by the SPCO, MPR, Minnesota Opera and American Composers Forum
Composer Conversation Series events are FREE but reservations are required.
Please join us for all of this year's Composer Conversations, intended for music lovers of all stripes and featuring some of today’s most original, prominent and prestigious voices in composition. The 2014-15 season will feature live interviews with distinctive creators Kevin Puts, Bryce Dessner, Fred Lerdahl, and Missy Mazzoli. Events will take place at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown Saint Paul and feature time devoted for audience Q&A and informal post-show receptions. Events are presented in partnership with MPR, Minnesota Opera and American Composers Forum.
Come early and stay late! Amsterdam Bar & Hall will be serving food and drinks before, during and after this event.