Missy Mazzoli Festival Composer

Missy Mazzoli Festival Composer
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Missy Mazzoli is this year's Bergen International Festival composer. 

At a young age, Missy Mazzoli has had a great breakthrough as a composer.
Her music is accessible and modern at the same time.
She speaks to a large audience, but with a very personal voice which demonstrates that she is on her way to becoming one of her generation’s leading figures in American music
- Anders Beyer, Artistic Director

The Bergen International Festival is world-renowned for its extraordinary versatility, its unique vision, and its unparalleled history. I am honoured to be part of this ambitious celebration of music from all eras
- Missy Mazzoli

 

June 2, Meet festival composer Missy Mazzoli 
A conversation about the music section at the library, between Missy Mazzoli and Artistic Director Anders Beyer. 

June 2, Music that captures the American Soul
Violin Concerto version of Dark With Excessive Bright - World Premiere
Vespers for Violin 

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Peter Herresthal, violin
Missy Mazzoli, electronics

June 3, ‚ÄčThe Bergen International Festival signature work and Adagio for strings
The Night Ahead and No Real Fate, version for solo piano and electronics

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Peter Herresthal, violin
Missy Mazzoli, piano

June 5 & 7, Luna Composition Lab
The next generation of female composers from an American talent factory.
"This year's Festival composer, Missy Mazzoli, was involved in 2016 with the inception of the mentoring programme Luna Composition Lab along with Ellen Reid and the Kaufman Music Center in New York. The programme, directed at young composers who are female, non-binary or gender nonconforming, aims to lower the threshold for these groups to commit to a career in composing, where they are under-represented."

Read the festival's interview with Missy Mazzoli On changing music in a changing homeland

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