Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio

Nadia Sirota: "Composing a Career" at the Witching Hour Festival
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Nadia Sirota: "Composing a Career" at the Witching Hour Festival

Presented by The Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine, Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process, and presenting new work.

Each year, we welcome the brightest artists and thinkers pushing the boundaries of their respective crafts. Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops, and screenings, we engage what it means to be human in today’s world.

On October 20th, Nadia Sirota speaks about building a sustainable career in music through project-based collaboration

View Event →
Nadia Sirota Performance at the Witching Hour Festival
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Nadia Sirota Performance at the Witching Hour Festival

Presented by The Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine, Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process, and presenting new work.

Each year, we welcome the brightest artists and thinkers pushing the boundaries of their respective crafts. Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops, and screenings, we engage what it means to be human in today’s world.

Nadia Sirota’s performance will feature music by Nico Muhly, Richard Reed Parry, Marcos Balter and more. Selections will be announced from stage. The performance will incorporate audio segments related to her work on the Meet The Composer podcast which bring background and insight into the pieces.

View Event →
The Staves and yMusic, Show 1
Dec
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Staves and yMusic, Show 1

British indie-folk sensations the Staves collaborate with classical ensemble yMusic and pair their graceful vocals and exemplary harmonies with the ensemble’s virtuosic, shimmering orchestral textures. Originally commissioned by the 2016 Eaux Claires Festival, the project is an expression of mutual admiration. For this expanded concert, the Staves have dug deep into yMusic’s catalogue of contemporary classical compositions to find pieces suited for the sisters’ poignant lyrics and vocals. The result is magical—music that fits snugly between art and pop, expressed with the utmost care and attention.

Copresented with the Current.

View Event →
The Staves and yMusic, Show 2
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Staves and yMusic, Show 2

  • Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

British indie-folk sensations the Staves collaborate with classical ensemble yMusic and pair their graceful vocals and exemplary harmonies with the ensemble’s virtuosic, shimmering orchestral textures. Originally commissioned by the 2016 Eaux Claires Festival, the project is an expression of mutual admiration. For this expanded concert, the Staves have dug deep into yMusic’s catalogue of contemporary classical compositions to find pieces suited for the sisters’ poignant lyrics and vocals. The result is magical—music that fits snugly between art and pop, expressed with the utmost care and attention.

Copresented with the Current.

View Event →
The Staves and yMusic, Show 3
Dec
2
10:30pm10:30pm

The Staves and yMusic, Show 3

  • Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

British indie-folk sensations the Staves collaborate with classical ensemble yMusic and pair their graceful vocals and exemplary harmonies with the ensemble’s virtuosic, shimmering orchestral textures. Originally commissioned by the 2016 Eaux Claires Festival, the project is an expression of mutual admiration. For this expanded concert, the Staves have dug deep into yMusic’s catalogue of contemporary classical compositions to find pieces suited for the sisters’ poignant lyrics and vocals. The result is magical—music that fits snugly between art and pop, expressed with the utmost care and attention.

Copresented with the Current.

View Event →

An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth  & yMusic -- SOLD OUT!
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth & yMusic -- SOLD OUT!

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kristian Matsson has teamed up with the classical sextet, yMusic, in a collaborative project that led to the creation of The Tallest Man On Earth with yMusic EP, to be released on July 21, 2017. The EP reimagines some of Matsson’s established repertoire through yMusic’s unique lens with entirely new arrangements by CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose. The two groups will come together in a special engagement at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn on September 20 and 21, 2017 performing material from the EP, selections from yMusic’s album, “First,” and new, unreleased music from The Tallest Man On Earth.

View Event →
An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth  & yMusic
Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth & yMusic

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kristian Matsson has teamed up with the classical sextet, yMusic, in a collaborative project that led to the creation of The Tallest Man On Earth with yMusic EP, to be released on July 21, 2017. The EP reimagines some of Matsson’s established repertoire through yMusic’s unique lens with entirely new arrangements by CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose. The two groups will come together in a special engagement at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn on September 20 and 21, 2017 performing material from the EP, selections from yMusic’s album, “First,” and new, unreleased music from The Tallest Man On Earth.

View Event →
Nico Muhly + Nadia Sirota at the Main Street Museum
Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nico Muhly + Nadia Sirota at the Main Street Museum

DRONES & ORNAMENTS; STRINGS & HAMMERS MUSIC! forKEYBOARDS, VIOLA & MORE! Esoteric combinations (Sui generis), and Worthy Intonations will Coalesce and DELIGHT allWITNESSES. Presented as The Main Street MUSEUM’S 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota perform original pieces and works created especially for this, one of their very few appearances in Vermont. Years of collaboration and musical experimentation combine to create a subtle and dynamic collection of works that reflect the bold and refreshing qualities of their inter-woven careers and the nuances of their sustained friendship.

View Event →
Crash Ensemble with Sam Amidon & Friends
Aug
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Crash Ensemble with Sam Amidon & Friends

Long established as Ireland’s leading contemporary music ensemble, Crash Ensemble is celebrated for its adventurous repertoire, commissioning work from leading international composers and performing with a diverse array of contemporary stars. For this typically adventurous concert, Crash teams up with progressive folk star Sam Amidon for a diverse programme including concert premieres of works by Nico Muhly and Jennifer Walshe, together with Amidon’s own beautifully crafted songs, specially arranged for Crash Ensemble by Muhly. With fellow members of Bedroom Community (Liam Byrne, James McVinnie and Nadia Sirota) dropping by to add their own distinctive instrumentation, this will be a very special concert weaving classic Americana with cutting-edge sounds.

View Event →
Tessellatum EUROPEAN PREMIERE at Kilkenny Arts Festival
Aug
16
10:00pm10:00pm

Tessellatum EUROPEAN PREMIERE at Kilkenny Arts Festival

For this late-night concert in the Set, two leading lights of Bedroom Community, the extraordinary record label/collective based in Reykjavik, team up to perform an eclectic array of contemporary pieces, including the European premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s Tessellatum, a piece for violas and viols, specially commissioned for them.

View Event →
Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood

The 2017 FCM has been curated by three performer-alumni of the TMC, all of whom have gone on to make new music central to their performing lives: cellist Kathryn Bates, pianist Jacob Greenberg, and violist Nadia Sirota. They've created programs filled with exciting works of both their young composer colleagues and established masters. The culminating orchestra concert will, in addition, be book-ended by masterworks by Ligeti and Dutilleux.

The Sunday morning concert will feature:

David LANG Just
Marcos BALTER Chambers
Thomas ADÈS Court Studies from The Tempest
Nico MUHLY New Work (world premiere; TMC commission)
Donnacha DENNEHY Surface Tension

Nadia will perform on the Muhly

View Event →
Tessellatum at the National's Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson
Jul
15
to Jul 16

Tessellatum at the National's Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson

To celebrate their forthcoming album, The National will be throwing a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14th and 15th. The collaborative concert will be performed in the round and will feature Buke & GaseNadia SirotaMouse on MarsSO Percussion and more. Video artist Casey Reas will be contributing live projection mapping for the event.

View Event →
Tessellatum at the National's Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Tessellatum at the National's Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson

To celebrate their forthcoming album, The National will be throwing a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14th and 15th. The collaborative concert will be performed in the round and will feature Buke & GaseNadia SirotaMouse on MarsSO Percussion and more. Video artist Casey Reas will be contributing live projection mapping for the event.

View Event →
Gabriel Kahane & yMusic at Caramoor
Jul
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic at Caramoor

Gabriel Kahane is a Brooklyn songwriter, composer, pianist, and theater artist.  Known for his intriguing collaborations with an array of artists in varied genres–including Chris Thile, Brooklyn Rider, Rob Moose, Sufjan Stevens–Kahane returns to Caramoor with the adventurous indie-classical ensemble yMusic for an eclectic program of thought-provoking music. This concert features the world premiere of Kahane’s new work, co-commissioned by Caramoor.

View Event →
yMusic and Paul Simon at the Eaux Claires Festival
Jun
16
to Jun 17

yMusic and Paul Simon at the Eaux Claires Festival

The performance pairs classic songs from Simon’s extensive catalog with cutting edge new arrangements performed by the ensemble and composed by leading voices in contemporary classical music, including Marcos Balter, Bryce Dessner, Gabriel Kahane, Son Lux, Missy Mazzoli, and Andrew Norman. Highlighting the poetry and masterful songwriting of Simon’s original works through thoughtful interpretations that reflect each composer’s unique style, this collaboration re-imagines some of the world’s most iconic and important songs with Simon himself at the helm.

View Event →
yMusic plays the Look and Listen Festival
May
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

yMusic plays the Look and Listen Festival

Look & Listen: Helping us usher in the festival’s Opening Night at Pratt Manhattan Gallery is Ione from the Deep Listening Institute who will lead Pauline Oliveros’ The Heart Chant. Hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, the evening’s program features violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson, sextet yMusic performing selections from their latest album, First, composed by Son Lux; and tenor sax quartet Battle Trance is performing an excerpt from Blade of Love.

View Event →
John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds
May
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds

  • Morningside Park w 114th Street and Morningside Avenue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An enchanting outdoor performance of John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds, in its New York premiere by the commissioning ensemble, Alarm Will Sound with music director Alan Pierson. For this immersive work, performers are situated throughout Morningside Park, playing material based on the songs of birds native to the eastern hardwood forest. 

View Event →
Wall to Wall Reich with Alarm Will Sound
Apr
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

Wall to Wall Reich with Alarm Will Sound

Symphony Space’s "annual gift to the city of New York (The New York Times)” brings together leading ensembles to pay tribute to legendary American composer Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday celebrations. The marathon includes Reich himself in conversation, as well as a program spanning more than four decades of his work, culminating in a rare performance of Reich’s complex and haunting The Desert Music for chorus and orchestra.

Admission is free and entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

View Event →