At the conclusion of Mission: Commission Season Two, three new vibrant pieces of chamber music have been added to the world.
Starting April 19, 2022, the podcast followed three strikingly different composers—Oscar Bettison, Vijay Iyer, and Kate Soper—across a six-week deadline, from the blank page to the double bar. Each was asked to compose a new work for the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, and check in weekly with podcast host Melissa Smey (Miller’s
Executive Director) to discuss how their piece is developing—a dialogue that ventures into joy, grief, frustration, and humor.
Ultimately, the podcast lifts the curtain to reveal the inner lives of composers as they work, demystifying the process of how classical music gets made.