Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio

Andrew Norman's Gran Turismo for Eight Violas
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Andrew Norman's Gran Turismo for Eight Violas

Viola Visions officially commences with this welcome concert featuring viola-centric works spanning more than 300 years of repertoire. MTT leads Cynthia Phelps (New York Philharmonic), Jonathan Vinocour (San Francisco Symphony) and Tabea Zimmermann in J.S. Bach’s final Brandenburg Concerto and the virtuosic variations of “Les folies d’Espagne” arranged by Irish-born violist Garth Knox. Inspired by a racing video game, Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo has eight violists locked in a highspeed chase.

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yMusic at University of Michigan
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

yMusic at University of Michigan

Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic uses its unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) to “playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres.” (New Yorker) This concert is a celebration of young composers, featuring works by luminaries such as Caroline Shaw, Michigan natives Andrew Norman and Shara Nova (aka My Brightest Diamond), Missy Mazzoli, and Gabriella Smith.

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an Evening with yMusic and Lucius 7:30 and 9:30
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

an Evening with yMusic and Lucius 7:30 and 9:30

Los Angeles! We are bringing a brand new evening of music to you, this time with our dear friends Lucius! We're playing two shows, 7:30pm and 9:30pm, November 5th at Largo at the Coronet. We are so excited to share lots of what we have been working on - brand new, yMusic-composed works, fresh collaborative efforts with Lucius AND some old favorites. Come see and hear us and say hi!

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Nightcap: Curated by Bryce Dessner
Nov
16
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Bryce Dessner

Following the New York Philharmonic’s performance of his work Wires, Bryce Dessner crosses the street and chats about his influences with host Nadia Sirota. The performance features music by Meredith Monk, Saariaho and Denner himself, including Nadia’s Nightcap performance premiere with the Trimbach Trio in Dessner’s Skrik Trio.

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Activated Chambers: A Performance Journey Featuring yMusic and Nadia Sirota
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Activated Chambers: A Performance Journey Featuring yMusic and Nadia Sirota

Join us as the magnificent Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is electrified by a flurry of music, dance, and video. In a three-part event, small groups will be guided through activated chambers of performance showcasing collaborations between choreographers and composers from the USC Kaufman School of Dance, the USC Thornton School of Music, and the internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic.

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Activated Chambers: A Performance Journey Featuring yMusic and Nadia Sirota
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Activated Chambers: A Performance Journey Featuring yMusic and Nadia Sirota

Join us as the magnificent Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is electrified by a flurry of music, dance, and video. In a three-part event, small groups will be guided through activated chambers of performance showcasing collaborations between choreographers and composers from the USC Kaufman School of Dance, the USC Thornton School of Music, and the internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic.

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Sound ON: Leading Voices
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sound ON: Leading Voices

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The series continues with Philharmonic musicians joining vocalists in World Premieres by Joan La Barbara, Nicole Lizée, and Paola Prestini — commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19 — alongside works by Crumb and Berio in a concert hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner.

Project 19 is a multiyear New York Philharmonic initiative that features commissions by 19 women composers in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

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Nightcap: Curated by Tania León
Feb
15
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Tania León

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. Pulitzer Prize–nominated composer Tania León curates a program exploring her Latin and jazz influences.
This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring the World Premiere of a work by Tania León.

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yMusic at University of North Texas
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

yMusic at University of North Texas

yMusic, "six contemporary classical polymaths who playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres,” (The New Yorker) performs in concert halls, arenas and clubs around the world. Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic believes in presenting excellent, emotionally communicative music, regardless of style or idiom. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Bill T. Jones to Ben Folds—and inspired original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli and Andrew Norman.

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NADIA SIROTA, GABRIEL CABEZAS & JAMES MCVINNIE
Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

NADIA SIROTA, GABRIEL CABEZAS & JAMES MCVINNIE

New music powerhouse Nadia Sirota returns to the Phillips for a collaboration with pianist James McVinnie and cellist Gabriel Cabezas. Their intelligent and exquisitely balanced program splices together music by some of today’s most dynamic composers with intimate solo works and arrangements of music by J.S. Bach. In a musical meditation that moves seamlessly between the centuries, music by Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, and Missy Mazzoli finds unexpected yet inspired communion with selections from Bach’s French Overture BWV 831, Cello Suites No. 5 and No. 6, and Contrapunctus 5 and 6 from his seminal, unfinished The Art of Fugue.

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Nico Muhly's Viola Concerto with the Singapore Symphony
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Nico Muhly's Viola Concerto with the Singapore Symphony

Pioneering violist Nadia Sirota and composer Nico Muhly both belong to the trailblazing Icelandic record collective, Bedroom Community - “a lightning rod at the juncture where the ambition of classical music meets the aesthetics of indie music." (Pitchfork). Muhly’s Viola Concerto (2014), written for and dedicated to Nadia, is a spellbinding work whose roots began in their student days at The Juilliard. The Manhattan connection continues through another alumnus, the venerated Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016), who wrote the mesmerising Manhattan Trilogy for the school’s centenary.

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Ecstatic Music: Living Music Live with Nadia Sirota
May
16
9:00 PM21:00

Ecstatic Music: Living Music Live with Nadia Sirota

Featuring Ecstatic Music curator Judd Greenstein & yMusic
Ecstatic Music’s 10th Season concludes with a special live taping of “Living Music with Nadia Sirota,” a podcast that demystifies classical music, bringing its major players down to earth and into your headphones. Sirota, the Peabody Award-winning host and co-creator of the “Meet the Composer” podcast, will join composer and Ecstatic Music curator Judd Greenstein and an Ecstatic artist TBA for conversations about their work and performances by the celebrated ensemble yMusic, “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music” (NPR). Also featuring student performers from Kaufman Music Center, showcasing the next generation of creative, collaborative performers.

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Nightcap: Curated by Olga Neuwirth
May
30
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Olga Neuwirth

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. Berlin-based composer Olga Neuwirth curates a program featuring new music from Berlin, where the bohemian and underground thrive.

Part of Nightcap, a series hosted by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner.

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring a World Premiere by Olga Neuwirth, commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19, presented during the hotspots festival.

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Sound ON: Mapping Berlin
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Sound ON: Mapping Berlin

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The season concludes with Philharmonic musicians performing new music by composers who have relocated to Berlin in a concert hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner.

Part of hotspots festival, which shines a light on three hotspots of classical music innovation: Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York.

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Nightcap: Curated by Nico Muhly
Jun
6
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Nico Muhly

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. Nico Muhly, one of our hotspots festival citizens, curates a program featuring new music from Reykjavík — where the New York resident’s music collective / recording label, Bedroom Community, is based and where he frequently collaborates with Icelandic artists and composers.

Part of Nightcap, a series hosted by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner.

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring the World Premiere of Nico Muhly’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

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Nightcap: Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider
Jun
13
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Kirkland Snider curates a program featuring new music from New York — where the record label she co-founded, New Amsterdam Records, is based.

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring a World Premiere by Sarah Kirkland Snider, commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19, presented during the hotspots festival.

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Nightcap: Curated by Laurie Anderson
Oct
5
10:30 PM22:30

Nightcap: Curated by Laurie Anderson

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse as Grammy-winning composer, writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson explores narratives and storytelling in music.

Part of 
Nightcap, a series hosted by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner.

This event follows 
that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.

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Sound ON: Telling Tales
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Sound ON: Telling Tales

Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The season kicks off with a contemporary complement to our staged production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung, asking how music can tell stories. Hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner, and featuring Philharmonic musicians.

Tickets to the 2019–20 
Sound ON concerts will be available on July 30, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Sign up to receive first access to tickets.

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Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes. 

This performance will feature Nico Muhly and friends.

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Nico Muhly Archives, Friends, Patterns
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Nico Muhly Archives, Friends, Patterns

Nico Muhly is an American composer and sought-after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. The recipient of commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and others, he has written more than 80 works for the concert stage and is a frequent collaborator with choreographer Benjamin Millepied. As an arranger, he has paired with Joanna Newsom and Antony and the Johnsons, among others. He has composed for stage and screen, with credits that include music for the 2013 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie and scores for the films Kill Your DarlingsMe, Earl and The Dying Girl; and the Academy Award-winning The Reader. For his CAP UCLA appearance, Muhly presents a performance in three parts: first a collaboration with composer Thomas Bartlett, comprising a set of songs built around two-piano transcriptions of gamelan music; second, an archival project of gems from over 40 years of Philip Glass’s catalog and finally, a cycle of his own drone-based compositions which he describes as “both severe and lyrical.” 

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Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Nadia Sirota (viola) Markus Hohti (cello) at RNCM
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Nadia Sirota (viola) Markus Hohti (cello) at RNCM

Programme to include:
Pauline Oliveros Tuning Meditation
Missy Mazzoli Vespers
Bryce Dessner
 Tuusula
Missy Mazzoli 
Tooth and Nail
Magnus Lindberg 
Maguey de tlalcoyote
Missy Mazzoli A Thousand Tongues
Nico Muhly Keep in Touch
Missy Mazzoli 
Lies You Can Believe In
Bryce Dessner 
Skrik Trio
Pauline Oliveros Tuning Meditation

The David Bowie of the fiddle’ (The Times) performs pieces by Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner with improvisations as part of the mix…

Tickets £18
Students/Under 18s £5


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Trio Kuusisto–Sirota–Hohti
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Trio Kuusisto–Sirota–Hohti

PEKKA KUUSISTO, violin
NADIA SIROTA, viola
MARKUS HOHTI, cello

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Tuning Meditation
MISSY MAZZOLI: Vespers
BRYCE DESSNER: Tuusula
MISSY MAZZOLI: Tooth and nail
MAGNUS LINDBERG: Maguey de Tlalcoyote
MISSY MAZZOLI: A Thousand Tongues
NICO MUHLY: Keep in Touch
MISSY MAZZOLI: Lies You Can Believe In
BRYCE DESSNER: Skrik Trio
PAULINE OLIVEROS: Tuning Meditation

TICKETS: 28 / 22,50 / 17,50 €, Ticketmaster Suomi

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Nadia Sirota A LIVE Podcast Event with wild UP Featuring Andrew Norman and Caroline Shaw
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Nadia Sirota A LIVE Podcast Event with wild UP Featuring Andrew Norman and Caroline Shaw

This performance explores the music of two charismatic composers — Pulitzer Prize- winner Caroline Shaw and Grawemeyer Prize-winner Andrew Norman. Hosted by Peabody-Award-winner Nadia Sirota and performed live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with L.A.’s own contemporary music ensemble, wild Up, described by The New York Times as “raucous, gungy, irresistibly exuberant...[and] exceptionally virtuosic.” This concert fuses live performance, interviews, storytelling and sound design to create an enhanced experience

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DREAM STATE at SF SoundBox
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

DREAM STATE at SF SoundBox

Drift into the darkness of slumber. Surrender to the dreams—and nightmares—that greet you.

This December, SoundBox guides you through the deepest realms of sleep and back again. Encounter hypnotic metronomes and tick-tocking clocks. Spiders and silhouettes. Creeping claws and pulsing colors. All this to sounds ranging from New Wave and vampiric film music to avant-garde electronic and bedtime fairy tales. A descent into the shadows of unconsciousness awaits. Turn off the lights and enjoy the ride—don’t let the bed bugs bite.

SOUNDBOX ARTISTS
Edwin Outwater, conductor and curator
Nadia Sirota, viola
Helen Kim, violin
Adam Tendler, piano
Adam Larsen, video designer
Luke Kritzeck, lighting designer

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DREAM STATE at SF SoundBox
Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

DREAM STATE at SF SoundBox

Drift into the darkness of slumber. Surrender to the dreams—and nightmares—that greet you.

This December, SoundBox guides you through the deepest realms of sleep and back again. Encounter hypnotic metronomes and tick-tocking clocks. Spiders and silhouettes. Creeping claws and pulsing colors. All this to sounds ranging from New Wave and vampiric film music to avant-garde electronic and bedtime fairy tales. A descent into the shadows of unconsciousness awaits. Turn off the lights and enjoy the ride—don’t let the bed bugs bite.

SOUNDBOX ARTISTS
Edwin Outwater, conductor and curator
Nadia Sirota, viola
Helen Kim, violin
Adam Tendler, piano
Adam Larsen, video designer
Luke Kritzeck, lighting designer

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Giving Thanks to Music
Nov
22
12:00 AM00:00

Giving Thanks to Music

Listen Live Locally Thanksgiving Day! Station info here

Few things mark a momentous time in your life, or recall a deep-seated emotion that stirs you to your core the way music does. It can stop you in your tracks, underscore a memorable day or change your life in unexpected ways.

In the 2018 edition of Giving Thanks to Music, host Nadia Sirota, creator of the Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composer podcast, invites several musical artists, many of whom you and your audiences hear through their recordings each day, to choose a piece of music that illustrates the profound value that classical music has had for them in their lives.

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Nadia Sirota plays the Muhly viola concerto with the LSO
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Nadia Sirota plays the Muhly viola concerto with the LSO

Nadia joins The Louisiana Symphony in New Orleans, with Ryan McAdams, conducting.

Two pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams begin the program, Hymn Tune Prelude on Song 13 and Two Hymn-tune Preludes. Violist Nadia Sirota joins the LPO to perform Nico Muhly’s Viola Concerto, a piece composed specifically for her. Composed for his patroness, Nedezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is a larger metaphor for the inevitability of fate, and, as fate would have it, ends the program.

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Muhly and Corigliano with Juilliard's AXIOM
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Muhly and Corigliano with Juilliard's AXIOM

Juilliard’s AXIOM, led by Jeffrey Milarsky, performs works by faculty member John Corigliano and alumnus Nico Muhly on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. The concert celebrates Corigliano’s 80th birthday and Muhly on the premiere of his opera Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera. Muhly studied with Corigliano at Juilliard.

The program includes Muhly’s Keep in Touch (2005) featuring alumna Nadia Sirota, violist, one of the founders of AXIOM and a close colleague of Muhly and his No Uncertain Terms (2017). The program also includes Corigliano’s Chiaroscuro (1997) andPoem in October (1970) with tenor Matthew Pearce, a second-year master’s degree student.

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Sound ON: Going Dutch
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Sound ON: Going Dutch

Sound ON is the new-music series where both sound and stimulation are set to “on,” with views of Central Park from The Appel Room. At “Going Dutch,” get a closer look at the rebellious spirit of Louis Andriessen. Hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, and featuring Jaap van Zweden.

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