Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 69: The Kids Are Alright, With Missy Mazzoli (RR)

Worried about the future of classical music? Listen to this and turn that frown upside down.

Missy Mazzoli
Missy Mazzoli

Classical music: the future frontier. These are the voyages of the podcast Classical Classroom. It’s mission: to explore strange new music – Sorry. I’ll stop. Where was I? Right! Composer, performer, and Mannes College of Music composition faculty member, Missy Mazzoli talks to us about the future of classical music, from the future, aka, New York. Also talked about in this episode: Beth Morrison, Schoenberg, David Little, pillow fights, Lars von Triereighth blackbirdRichard Reed ParryBryce DessnerVictoireAbigail Fischer, “bands” vs. “ensembles”, operatic voice, and streaming music.

PS, If you’re in the Houston area, Missy’s opera, Song from the Uproar, will be making its premiere here at Da Camera in March of 2015. For more info, click here!

Audio production of this episode by Todd “Tisk Tisk” Hulslander with buckets of help from Dacia Clay.

All music in this episode was composed by Missy Mazzoli.

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Dacia Clay

Dacia Clay

Host/Producer, Classical Classroom; Web Editor, Arts & Culture

Dacia began her career in public radio as the Audio Librarian for Houston Public Media (then KUHF) in 2009. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas' School of Library and Information Science, where she focused on special collections (thanks to the sage advice...

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