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Melissa Smey is among Musical America's 2019 Professionals of the Year

Melissa Smey is among Musical America’s 2019 Professionals of the Year

Musical America Worldwide, an industry publication for the performing arts, has chosen Melissa Smey as one of this year’s “Top 30” movers & shakers of the performing arts.
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12/09/19

Melissa Smey: Portrait of a Curator in Evolution

The Log’s Steve Smith sat down with Melissa Smey to discuss Miller’s Composer Portraits series, now celebrating its 20th season.

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11/15/19

Bridging Traditions with Bright Sheng

Bright Sheng was born in China, but has spent much of his life in the United States. He is someone who bridges traditions, with music that is often highly dramatic in nature.

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11/08/19

The New York Times features the “Composer’s Journey” of Annea Lockwood

Kerry O’Brien profiles Annea Lockwood, in advance of her Composer Portrait on November 14: “Burning Pianos and Whispering Rivers: A Composer’s Journey.”

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10/21/19

Pushing Boundaries with Annea Lockwood

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses Annea Lockwood’s upcoming Composer Portrait on November 14, featuring Estelí Gomez, Nate Wooley, and Yarn/Wire.

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10/20/19

Praise for Miller’s New Chamber Opera DESIRE

The world premiere of Hannah Lash’s new chamber opera, DESIRE, commissioned by Miller Theatre, opened on October 16 to critical praise from reviewers.

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10/16/19

The Spirit interviews Melissa Smey about Miller Theatre

The Upper West Side’s local paper, The Spirit, features an interview with Melissa Smey on how she is out to change conventional perceptions of classical music with programming at Miller Theatre.

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10/11/19

The New York Times profiles Hannah Lash and the world premiere of “Desire”

In advance of the world premiere of Desire on October 16 & 17 at Miller Theatre, Ryan Ebright of The New York Times interviews composer Hannah Lash about her newest chamber work.

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09/23/19

The Path to Vijay Iyer’s Composer Portrait

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses Vijay Iyer’s upcoming Composer Portrait on October 24, featuring violinist Jennifer Koh and The Knights.

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09/13/19

The New York Times Fall Preview Highlights ‘Composer Portraits’ & ‘Desire’

Miller’s signature series and Hannah’s Lash’s new chamber opera included in “10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss.”

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09/06/19

Melissa Smey on Anthony Braxton at 75

Executive Director Melissa Smey discusses Anthony Braxton’s upcoming Composer Portrait on September 25, which launches the 20th season of Miller’s flagship series.

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