Missy Mazzoli http://wrti.org en Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera And New Attitude For Classical Music http://wrti.org/post/missy-mazzoli-new-opera-and-new-attitude-classical-music <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/129931742/missy-mazzoli" target="_blank">Missy Mazzoli</a>, a 32-year-old composer from Brooklyn, says she never wanted to write an opera until she read the journals of Isabelle Eberhardt, a Swiss adventurer from the turn of the 20th century. Oddly enough, Mazzoli first learned about Eberhardt while listening to NPR. Years later, she stumbled upon the explorer's journals in a bookstore.<p>"I knew from the second that I read the journals and felt I needed to make a piece about her that it had to be something big," Mazzoli told NPR's Audie Cornish. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:13:00 +0000 NPR StaffNPR Music 4780 at http://wrti.org Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera And New Attitude For Classical Music Conductor James Gaffigan--Composer Missy Mazzoli--PA Ballet's MESSIAH http://wrti.org/post/conductor-james-gaffigan-composer-missy-mazzoli-pa-ballets-messiah <p>Jim Cotter speaks with James Gaffigan. The young American conductor, with a growing reputation at home and abroad, conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra on March 8th, 9th and 10th.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles composer Missy Mazzoli. The in-demand Lansdale native has upcoming commissions from major orchestras, and has just premiered her first multimedia chamber opera.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers Pennsylvania Ballet's production of the Messiah.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:19:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 3274 at http://wrti.org Conductor James Gaffigan--Composer Missy Mazzoli--PA Ballet's MESSIAH