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8 Questions to Executive Director Melissa Smey About Composer Portraits

8 Questions to Executive Director Melissa Smey About Composer Portraits

Melissa Smey has been at the helm of the Miller Theatre since 2009 and in its employ since 2001, when she began as its business manager. Let her tell you how she put together Composer Portraits.
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11/01/18

Building the Unique Universe of Du Yun’s Composer Portrait

Q&A with Executive Director, Melissa Smey, about Du Yun’s upcoming Composer Portrait featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble.

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10/18/18

Bringing Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT to Miller

Q&A with Executive Director, Melissa Smey, about Kate Soper’s Composer Portrait.

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09/28/18

The New York Times: An Opera Reaches the American Dream’s Brooding Heart

Zachary Woolfe reviews the New York premiere of “Proving Up,” noting that it “insinuates itself under the skin” and “feels entirely current.”

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09/07/18

The New York Times profiles Missy Mazzoli, composer of “Proving Up”

Zachary Woolfe interviews Missy Mazzoli, a composer who “has that contemporary musical miracle: a hotly anticipated third opera, a voice intriguing enough to seek out again and again.”

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07/11/18

New Work Commissioned by Miller Theatre This Season

For our 30th Anniversary Season, we shine a spotlight on six artists we have commissioned to create new works, which will premiere at Miller.

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05/14/18

The New York Times on Miller’s 30th Anniversary Season

The coverage highlights the New York premiere of Proving Up, along with a focus on Miller’s dedication to commissioning new works.

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04/19/18

03/05/18

The New Yorker includes Frederic Rzewski Composer Portrait in their Spring Preview

“...the spotlight is on works for string quartet at Miller Theatre.”

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03/05/18

Composer Portrait of Ann Cleare chosen as one of “The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments”

The New York Times included the March 1 Composer Portrait, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, in their week’s selection.

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12/07/17

The New Yorker features the Horn Virtuosos of Genghis Barbie performing a Pop-Up Concert on Dec 11

Highlighting the December 11 “Ugly Holiday Sweater Party” Pop-Up concert featuring Genghis Barbie.

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