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Missy Mazzoli portrays the violin as healer

Composer Missy Mazzoli.Stephen S. Taylor

Missy Mazzoli casts the violin as healer


September 07, 2022

MIssy Mazzoli says her Violin Concerto, “Procession,” casts the soloist as a “soothsayer, sorcerer, healer and pied piper,” leading the orchestra through five interconnected “healing spells.” We hear Mazzoli’s work performed live at the 2022 BBC Proms festival by violinist Jennifer Koh in a recording from August 15th, as Steve Seel continues showcasing performances from this summer’s Proms festival.