Events Archive


Sunday, January 28, 20245:00pm

United Instruments of Lucilin and violist Danielle Hennicot perform Tooth and Nail (viola version) at Drescherhaus, Dommeldange, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

26a, rue du Château, L-1329, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

With Lucilin in the City, Lucilin offers each month a program in which the curator is one of the members of the ensemble, thus highlighting the musical personalities who make up Lucilin and more generally, the extent of the possibilities of the Lucilin repertoire of contemporary music.

February 21, 7:30 pm February 22, 2024, 7:30 pm

The MSM Symphony Orchestra performs River Rouge Transfiguration at Neidorff-Karpati Hall, New York, NY

Neidorff-Karpati Hall, Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027 map

MSM Symphony Orchestra and MSM Opera Theatre are presenting two special performances of Opera in Concert on February 21 and 22. The concert will showcase talented instrumental musicians and vocal performers studying at MSM.

Sunday, February 25, 20241:30pm

BBC Symphony Orchestra performs four of Missy Mazzoli’s orchestral works as part of BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli at Barbican Centre, London, England

BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), These Worlds in Us, Violin Concerto (Procession), and Orpheus Undone as part of BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli at Barbican Centre’s Hall in London, England.

Sunday, February 25, 20248:00pm

BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra members perform Song from the Uproar as part of BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli at Barbican Centre, London, England

BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra members perform Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt (UK Premiere) as part of BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli at Barbican Centre Hall in London, England.

Sunday, April 7, 20241:30pm

The Cleveland Orchestra performs Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) at Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH as part of Total Eclipse Fest 2024

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 map

Join Great Lakes Science Center and its partners, NASA’s Glenn Research Center and The Cleveland Orchestra, from April 6–8 for the Total Eclipse Fest 2024, a three-day celestial celebration at North Coast Harbor in downtown Cleveland.

Wednesday, April 17, 20247:30pm9:00pm

FREE: Students of the Bard Vocal Arts Program perform various opera arias at Bard College’s Bitó Conservatory, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

30 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 map

Bard College Conservatory of Music and Music Program present Music Alive! Dynamic Women, with composers Sarah Hennies, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Erica Lindsay, Angelica Sanchez, and Joan Tower

Friday, April 19, 20247:30pm

The Oregon Wind Ensemble performs Vesper Sparrow at the University of Oregon’s Beall Concert Hall, Eugene, OR

961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 map

The Wind Ensemble is excited to welcome you to our first concert of the term. We will be performing a premiere transcription of Missy Mazzoli’s Vesper Sparrow, done by UO’s own Micah Laird. As well as Danzon No.2 and Joel Puckett’s flute concerto featuring Dr. Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington.

Sunday, April 21, 20242:00pm

Carolyn Enger performs Orizzonte at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in Chelmsford, MA

Resonating Earth seeks to transport listeners to a still, meditative space, allowing them to decompress from their daily lives, and invites introspection about humanity’s place on the planet, inspiring action to protect our beautiful, fragile world.

Saturday, April 27, 20247:30pm

Vancouver Island Symphony performs Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Our last concert continues the conversation that began with our opening concert. Music that embodies the power of versatility to survive and the strength we must find within us to inspire others. The power of femininity is honoured in our first half and that strength and resilience is echoed in the brooding triumph of Brahms’ own final orchestral masterpiece: his 4th Symphony.

Sunday, April 28, 20242:00pm

Students of the CU Boulder College of Music Eklund Opera Program perform Proving Up at Imig Music Theatre, Boulder, CO

1020 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309 map

Experience two unique chamber operas created by powerful American female composers. Amy Beach’s “Cabildo” tells the supernatural story of notorious pirate Pierre Laffite’s escape from a New Orleans prison during the War of 1812. Missy Mazzoli’s “Proving Up,” based on a short story by Karen Russell, is a surreal and haunting commentary on the American dream as experienced by a fictional family of 1860s homesteaders.

May 1, 8:00 pm May 5, 2024, 8:00 pm

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs You are the Dust and This World Within Me is Too Small at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, Montréal’s Maison Symphonique, and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre

Roy Thomson Hall, Maison Symphonique, National Arts Centre

Nicknamed “Beethoven’s Tenth”, Brahms’s monumental First Symphony is a grandiose gesture of emotion embroidered with rich woodwind harmonies, thundering timpani, and raucous brass. Spotlight Artist Emily D’Angelo sings a suite of stunning vocal works by centuries of composers, plus a new work by TSO RBC Affiliate Composer Alison Yun-Fei Jiang opens the performance.

Friday, May 17, 202412:00pm

Your Classical presents Beyond the Order of Things and Dark with Excessive Bright on Performance Today, Minnesota Public Radio

Composer Missy Mazzoli often makes multiple versions of her works. In 2018, Mazzoli wrote a piece for solo bass and string orchestra that she recently rearranged for violin and orchestra, and she says she loves how the solo violin soars over the orchestra in this newer version. Join us today to hear violinist Peter Herresthal and the Bergen Philharmonic play ‘Dark with Excessive Bright’ by Missy Mazzoli.

Sunday, May 19, 20247:30pm

Ensemble in Process performs works by Missy Mazzoli at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 map

Ensemble in Process will make its Chicago debut on May 19, 2024, 7.30pm at the Epiphany Center for the Arts with a concert dedicated to works accompanied by visuals on screen, an homage to the art of Hollywood cinema: “Ensemble in Visual Motion” . Allyson Clare and Brian Mark debut their Midwestern collaborative tour with works by Steve Reich, Ursula Kwong-Brown, Ian Dicke, Jonathan HannauMissy MazzoliAnuj Bhutani, and Brian Mark, with collaborations of Chicago based flautist Robin Meiksins and visual artist Aespyne Alix. Also on this program is a new video installation for a previously composed piece by Jonathan Hannau.

Tuesday, May 28, 20247:00pm

Helikon Opera presents Proving Up at the Helikon Opera Theater, Moscow, as part of the Muffled Voices Festival

Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 19/16, Moscow 125009, Russia map

On Tuesday, May 28 at 19:00 on the stage of the White Column Hall of Princess Shakhovskaya of the Helikon-Opera Theater the Russian premiere of the acclaimed opera “Proving Up” by the American composer Missy Mazzoli with a libretto by Royce Vavrek and the world premiere of the opera “Zhdana” by Alina Nebykova based on the story of the same name by Alexey will take place Nebykov performed by soloists of Helikon-Oepra, Carnegie Hall and the Bolshoi Theater.

June 17June 22, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Luna Lab Festival

San Francisco, CA

We are thrilled to announce our annual festival, which will be held from June 17-22, 2024 in San Francisco.

The 2023–24 fellows—Maria Emiliano, Ilaria Hawley, Haeon Lee, Peyton Nelesen, Marvel Roth, and Hannah Wolkowitz—will travel to San Francisco to participate in six days of workshops, masterclasses, networking events, performances, and more. Get to know the fellows on our website.

Wednesday, June 19, 202410:30am

Calyx Piano Trio performs A Thousand Tongues at The 560 Music Center, University City, MO as part of Missouri Chamber Music Festival

560 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130 map

Concert III of MOCM highlights clean lines and the power of “less is more” in the music of Beethoven and Arnold Schoenberg. This concert features soprano, Janna Baty in Stravinsky’s final original composition, The Owl and the Pussycat & the Calyx Piano Trio in A Thousand Tongues by Missy Mazzoli.

Sunday, July 14, 20243:00pm

The Boston Festival Orchestra performs Orpheus Undone at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115 map

Immerse yourself in a fantastical musical journey at the Boston Festival Orchestra’s first concert of the summer, “Firebird.” This imaginative program unfolds with Rossini’s humorous overture from the opera Semiramide. The orchestra then delves into the contemporary with Missy Mizzoli’s electric Orpheus Undone, a modern interpretation of the tragic tale of Orpheus and his lover Eurydice. The grand finale is Stravinsky’s beloved ballet, The Firebird, whose astonishing orchestral effects bring to life the mystical folkloric tale of Prince Ivan and the magical creature that saves him.

Monday, July 15, 20246:00pm9:00pm

The Complexity Orchestra performs You Know Me From Here at Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria

Josefstädter Str. 39, 1080Vienna, Austria

In the concert “No Woman No Symphony”, the Complexity Orchestra, conducted by Elsa, is presenting two pieces by female composers: Louise Farrenc’s 3rd Symphony in G minor and Missy Mazzoli’s “You know me from here,” which will be performed for the first time in Austria.


October 21, 7:30 pm April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra performs Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) at Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, IA

528 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 map

An atmospheric opener by American composer MISSY MAZZOLI creates a solar system of sound in her mystical Sinfonia of Orbiting Spheres. Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, SARAH CHANG returns to the Sioux City Symphony with a dazzling performance of MAX BRUCH’s energetic Violin Concerto in G minor. Often called The Great American Symphony, AARON COPLAND’s joyous and monumental Third Symphony was composed to celebrate the end of World War II. It concludes with one of music’s most well-known and influential works—the stirring and triumphant Fanfare for the Common Man!


Thursday, July 14, 20226:30pm

Richmond Symphony performs works by Missy Mazzoli and J.S. Bach at Dominion Energy Center as part of Summer ChamberFest, Richmond, VA

600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219 map

Missy Mazzoli is a firebrand of the new composing generation. Her music for chamber ensemble is the counterpoint to Bach’s towering Partita No. 2 for solo violin. The program also features the spirited Trio for Violin, Trumpet, and Piano by Eric Ewazen.


January 15January 29, 2021

LA Opera Screens Short Opera Film based on Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up, Composer makes a surprise acting cameo!

Alone in the woods, a young man is pursued by a horrifying specter and by visions of his deceased sisters. A meditation on the precarious uncertainty of the American Dream and the role that uncontrollable forces play in our lives, The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings is inspired by a harrowing scene from the opera Proving Up, by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek. 

Available January 15-29.

Wednesday, February 10, 20212:00pm

Missy Mazzoli plays “The Night Ahead and No Real Fate” on Ed Ruscha’s Gagosian Premiere (online)

The fourth episode of Gagosian Premieres celebrates Ed Ruscha’s exhibition at Gagosian New York with musicians Flea, Missy Mazzoli, Vernon Reid, and Eddie Ruscha and new music created in response to the work. Composer and pianist Missy Mazzoli plays “The Night Ahead and No Real Fate”—a composition she wrote for piano four hands and, poignantly, adapted here for a solo performer in light of current social distancing.

Watch here

Thursday, February 11, 20214:00pm

Luna Lab meets LACO (online)

LACO has teamed up with New York City’s Kaufman Music Center (KMC) to present a special digital performance featuring eight world premieres by the 2019/20 Fellows in the KMC’s Luna Composition Lab program, including three works from the Luna Lab Meets LACO participants. The program features compositions by Olivia Bennett, KiMani Bridges, Madeline Clara Cheng, Ebunoluwa Oguntola, Anya Lagman, Sage Shurman, Chloe Villamayor and Emily Webster-Zuber.

Thanks to the generosity of Santa Monica/Westside Legacy Fund for Women and Girls, the program was recorded in Fall 2020 and will be available to the public at no cost.

Wednesday, March 10, 20217:00pm

Solstice Trio performs A Thousand Tongues (online)

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
Melbourne, Australia

Trouble is a lush and gritty program inspired by a palette of shifting drones, acid house, electronics, Dada and silk scarves. Featuring the music of New York-based composers at the boundaries of contemporary classical, jazz and electronic music, the program includes works by Caroline Shaw, Florent Ghys, Missy Mazzoli, Pascal LeBoeuf and Nico Muhly.

Livestream and in-person tickets available.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Norwegian National Opera performs The Listeners at Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo, Norway (World Premiere) [POSTPONED]

From FEDORA:”The Listeners is an opera about our desperate desire to belong, our search for community and meaning, and the power of charismatic leaders who exploit these desires.

“A middle-class mother living in a southwestern US suburb notices a ‘hum,’ a high-frequency environmental noise that only a select few people, ‘the Listeners,’ can hear. A community organization quickly forms to solve the mystery of the hum, but when a de facto leader suggests a spiritual significance the meetings become increasingly cult-like, ritualized experiences. It becomes clear that this community of ‘Listeners’ is on a collision course of destruction.

“This opera examines the lengths to which we are willing to go in order to find a sense of place and purpose, and the way in which charismatic leaders can exploit these needs to their own ends. An enduring part of our American identity is a sense of deserved and inevitable success and happiness. When this imagined future collides with the realities and struggles of everyday life, dazzling and predatory leaders offering a ‘quick fix’ can easily prey on the vulnerabilities of the lonely and lost.”

March 19April 12, 2021

LA Opera will stream Opera Philadelphia’s production of Breaking the Waves

Presented digitally through the LA Opera On Now initiative, this compelling adaptation of Lars Von Trierʼs 1996 cinematic masterpiece reaches audiences through an incredibly emotional filmed performance After a near-fatal accident leaves Bessʼs new husband, Jan, paralyzed, he implores her to take lovers (quite the ask). Torn between her husbandʼs wishes and the traditional values of her small community and her church, she determinedly follows her faith to a tragic end.

Winner of the 2017 award for “Best New Opera” by the Music Critics Association of North America, groundbreaking composer Missy Mazzoli’s first large-scale opera is already recognized as one of the most powerful music-theater pieces of our time.

Watch here

Wednesday, March 31, 20215:00pm

Missy Mazzoli in conversation with Meredith Monk (online)

Missy Mazzoli talks with Meredith Monk about her work WEAVE, from 2010, of which Monk writes, “I conceived of WEAVE for Two Voices, Chamber Orchestra and Chorus as a continuous, seamless form in which layers that are at first part of a texture are gradually revealed, take on their own life and then are modified by the next layer that appears. Each passage evolves from the preceding one . . . There is an organic build of momentum in each passage of WEAVE leading naturally to the next, as indicated by the marked tempi. The ebb and flow of the piece depend on the relationship of tempi from one passage to another and the balance between the solo voices, instruments and chorus.”

Thursday, June 3, 202112:00pm

New Century Chamber Orchestra performs Death Valley Junction (online)

The second episode of New Century Chamber Orchestra’s Resonance Series will be released on Thursday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m., featuring award-winning choreographer and Deaf advocate Antoine Hunter, also known as Purple Fire Crow, and his own Urban Jazz Dance Company, who will create a work of choreography inspired by Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction for string quartet.

Saturday, June 5, 20217:00pm

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic performs These Worlds In Us at University of Maryland

Long-time NOI+F collaborator and Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller leads the NOI Philharmonic in their first performance since 2019. Featuring Mazzoli’s These Worlds In Us, the program brings together works that create a cycle of drama, separation, sorrow, healing and victory–perfectly encapsulating life during the twin pandemics facing our country.

Buy Tickets

Digital Access

Thursday, July 8, 202111:00am

Civic Orchestra of Chicago performs Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (Online)

Led by Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur, 44 musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago come together to bring their virtual season to a lively conclusion. CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) is a bright and energetic piece, evoking the image of a solar system being flung recklessly into space. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, recognized as a landmark for its thematic transformation, weaves drama and character into the traditional symphonic format until reaching its exuberant finale.This free episode is available to watch beginning on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Wednesday, July 14, 20215:00pm

Missy Mazzoli & Shelley Washington: Artist to Artist Talk (online)

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter is pleased to present an online artist talk between Missy Mazzoli and Shelley Washington, two versatile artists who are active as composers, performers, and educators. During this free event, Missy and Shelley will discuss their creative process, reflect on their artistic influences, and share recent work.

The event is co-presented with the Young Women Composers Camp and will be hosted by Erin Busch.


Register here