Missy Mazzoli

Dissolve, O my Heart

Program Notes

Missy Mazzoli

The typical Mazzoli piece is calm and edgy, slow and hyper-energetic, solemn and intense, hypnotic and...

Missy Mazzoli

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Versatile and dynamic, American composer Missy Mazzoli has been called “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York). Her work includes commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Kronos Quartet, the LA Phil, and the Whitney Museum of Art. This Portrait highlights Mazzoli’s diverse works for strings, from solo pieces for cello and violin to works such as Harp and Altar, a love song to the Brooklyn Bridge that fuses string quartet with pre-recorded electronics and the poetry of Hart Crane.


  • Quartet for Queen Mab (2015) - world premiere, Miller Theatre and ETHEL's Foundation for the Arts co-commission
  • His Name is Jan (2013)
  • Dissolve, O my Heart (2010)
  • Death Valley Junction (2010)
  • Tooth and Nail (2010)
  • A Thousand Tongues (2009)
  • Harp and Altar (2009)