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Melissa Smey Awarded Robert D. Bielecki Foundation Grant

Melissa Smey Awarded Robert D. Bielecki Foundation Grant

The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation honors Melissa Smey for “setting the gold standard for presenting organizations internationally.”
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01/22/20

What You Should Know About Oscar Bettison’s Composer Portrait

Melissa Smey discusses the adventurous work of Oscar Bettison and Miller’s history with Alarm Will Sound.

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02/07/20

The New York Times: The Uninhibited Joy of Caroline Shaw’s Music

Caroline Shaw’s Composer Portraits performance on February 6 was reviewed by Joshua Barone for The New York Times.

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01/06/20

The Making of the Composer Portrait of Caroline Shaw

In advance of the upcoming Composer Portrait of Caroline Shaw, Melissa Smey discusses the making of the Portrait, including a welcomed return of the ensemble Sō Percussion.

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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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12/05/19

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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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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