Missy Mazzoli expands her catalog of works for soloist and orchestra with Violin Concerto (Procession), which debuts February 3-5, 2022 in Washington, DC. Written for violinist Jennifer Koh and commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere performances with the NSO are led by conductor Gemma New. This concerto is co-commissioned with the NSO by the BBC and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Koh performs the concerto with the CSO and conductor Louis Langrée March 11-12, 2022. ARCO Collaborative, a nonprofit founded by Koh that advocates for inclusivity in classical music, provides additional support to the commission. The second concert in Cincinnati will be livestreamed on the CSO’s website, the CSO’s YouTube channel, and the CSO’s Facebook page at 7:30 pm on March 12.
In both her operas and concert works, Mazzoli’s music has often shone a light on the agony and the ecstasy of human existence. In Violin Concerto (Procession), Mazzoli casts the soloist as a soothsayer, sorcerer, and healer, leading the orchestra through five interconnected healing spells. Drawing inspiration from a vast history of spiritual rites, the composer has created a timely mosaic of harm-reduction across the ages.
Later this spring, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premieres Orpheus Undone, an orchestral suite from Mazzoli’s ballet Orpheus Alive, which she composed while serving as the orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence.
Violin Concerto (Procession)
February 3-5, 2022 world premiere
Jennifer Koh, violin
National Symphony Orchestra, Gemma New, conductor
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC (February 3, 5)
Capital One Hall, Tysons, VA (February 4)
March 11-12, 2022
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor
Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
March 31-April 5, 2022 world premiere
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor
Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
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