Transient Glory A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli
An evening of specially selected music from the imaginative musical mind of composer Missy Mazzoli, adapted for an ensemble of young voices and Victoire, with soprano soloist Mellissa Hughes. An inspired aural and visual experience directed by Mark DeChiazza and hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer.
A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 p.m.
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
(at Lexington Avenue)
All tickets are $15, available at the 92nd Street Y box office,
by calling 212-415-5500, or online (www.92y.org).
Transient Glory, YPC's groundbreaking series of choral music for young people commissioned from today's most important composers, returns with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli, whose genre-spanning works include chamber rock, indie classical, minimalist, post-rock and pseudo-classical.
The concert features an entire evening of music by Ms. Mazzoli composed and arranged specifically for YPC and Victoire, her all-star, all-female ensemble. The program includes the world premieres of a YPC commission - New New York Songs* - and a "Best of" selection of Missy's compositions newly arranged by her to be performed by YPC and Victoire for this unique spotlight. Among them are excerpts fromCathedral City and her acclaimed opera Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt. Soprano Mellissa Hughes will be the soloist in A Thousand Tongues and two movements from a new work - Vespers for a New Dark Age.
*New New York Songs was made possible by the 2012 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award presented by Chorus America and funded by the American Composers Forum.
“Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out, NY)