Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio

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

Giving Thanks to Music

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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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Luminous Bodies at Sarasota Music Festival
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Luminous Bodies at Sarasota Music Festival

This captivating concert sandwiches two classic masterworks around a new work that will have its world premiere at the Sarasota Music Festival.

Mozart set a new standard for all who came after—especially in his piano concertos.  The concert opens with Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane performing and conducting Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 from the piano.

Robert Sirota's Luminous Bodies was composed for the virtuosic chamber ensemble yMusic and Jeffrey Kahane on piano. yMusic appeared at the 2017 Festival to rave reviews and returns for this premiere. The title of the septet, Luminous Bodies, refers to the composers Sirota found most influential: Gershwin, Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lili Boulanger and Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix Mendelssohn’s sister).

Schumann’s jubilant Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) will bring a grand and joyful conclusion to the 2018 Festival. 

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Nico Muhly and Friends Investigate the Glass Archive
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Nico Muhly and Friends Investigate the Glass Archive

Over his long career, Philip Glass has written countless pieces of music for his ensemble: a band of his friends and close collaborators. In world-premiere arrangements commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Nico Muhly reimagines some of Glass's lesser-known music, performing them with his own community of musicians.

Performers

Nico Muhly, Piano
Estelí Gomez, Soprano
Caroline Shaw, Vocals
Laurie Anderson, Violin and Vocals
Nadia Sirota, Viola
Alex Sopp, Flute
Lisa Kaplan, Piano
Chris Thompson, Percussion

Program

World premieres of songs by Philip Glass, as arranged by Nico Muhly

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with composer Nico Muhly in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Senior Director and Artistic Advisor, Carnegie Hall.

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FERUS Festival: Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne play Dennehy
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

FERUS Festival: Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne play Dennehy

The second night of the 2018 FERUS Festival, Peabody-winning violist Nadia Sirota joins gamba player Liam Byrne in a full performance of Tessellatum, a singular work of art that blurs the line between music album and film.

The film and the music both play with the idea of man vs. nature. Steven Mertens’ electric animation toggles back and forth between man-made geometric perfection and the natural oddness of the deep ocean. Donnacha Dennehy’s addictive timbres move between tuning systems created by humans and the ones found in natural resonance. As a result, the two works of art support and enhance each other, using the same form and structure to create an incredibly moving work of art.

Music composed by Donnacha Dennehy
Film by Steven Mertens
Performed by Nadia Sirota and Liam Byrne

Nadia Sirota — violas
Liam Byrne — bass viol

For more information:
www.tessellatum.com

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yMusic + the Staves on Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall
Dec
16
5:30 PM17:30

yMusic + the Staves on Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall

Hosted by Chris Thile with Jeff Tweedy, The Staves and yMusic, Punch Brothers, and Tom Papa

The Town Hall — New York City, NY

Ticket prices: $58, $64 (Includes $2 facility fee. Additional fees may apply. There is a limit of 4 tickets per order.)

Guests: Jeff Tweedy, The Staves and yMusic, Punch Brothers, Tom Papa. Tickets on sale now.

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 LAKELY LIMITED: 5 COURSE MEAL WITH MUSICAL GUESTS YMUSIC
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

LAKELY LIMITED: 5 COURSE MEAL WITH MUSICAL GUESTS YMUSIC

  • Lakely Restaurant in the Oxbow Hotel (map)
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The 3rd installation of the Lakely Limited series includes a 5-course dining experience with musical guests yMusic. Tickets are $75, to which you will purchase an initial ticket of $25, then be charged $50 night of for the dinner. Eau Claire group Riding Horses will be opening.

Hailed by Performance Today's Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Ben Folds to Jose Gonzalez—and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by some of the today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman.

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The Staves and yMusic, Show 3
Dec
2
10:30 PM22:30

The Staves and yMusic, Show 3

  • Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater (map)
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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.

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The Staves and yMusic, Show 2
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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The Staves and yMusic, Show 1
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Staves and yMusic, Show 1

  • 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.

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Nadia Sirota Performance at the Witching Hour Festival
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Nadia Sirota: "Composing a Career" at the Witching Hour Festival
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

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

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An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth  & yMusic -- SOLD OUT!
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

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

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn USA (map)
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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.

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An evening with The Tallest Man on Earth  & yMusic
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

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.

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Nico Muhly + Nadia Sirota at the Main Street Museum
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

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.

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Crash Ensemble with Sam Amidon & Friends
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Tessellatum EUROPEAN PREMIERE at Kilkenny Arts Festival
Aug
16
10:00 PM22:00

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.

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Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

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

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