Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio

yMusic and Paul Simon at the Eaux Claires Festival
Jun
16
Jun 17

yMusic and Paul Simon at the Eaux Claires Festival

  • Eau Claire 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.

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic at Caramoor
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic at Caramoor

  • 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.


yMusic plays the Look and Listen Festival
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

yMusic plays the Look and Listen Festival

  • Pratt Manhattah Gallery

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.

John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds
May
14
3:00 pm15:00

John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds

  • Morningside Park w 114th Street and Morningside Avenue

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. 

Wall to Wall Reich with Alarm Will Sound
Apr
30
5:30 pm17:30

Wall to Wall Reich with Alarm Will Sound

  • Symphony Space

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.