Missy Mazzoli Named the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence

Source: CSO Sounds & Stories.

Missy Mazzoli, whose acclaimed works, including three operas, have propelled her to the forefront of contemporary music, will be the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s next Mead Composer-in-Residence.

Her two-year appointment, by Music Director Riccardo Muti, begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2020. In her new post, Mazzoli will curate MusicNOW, the CSO’s contemporary music series, and will provide artistic guidance for contemporary music commissions and programming, special events and artistic collaborations. She also will receive a commission to write a new work for the CSO in the 2019-20 season, as well as a commission for a new work for MusicNOW. In addition, she will collaborate with the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO’s training ensemble.