Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio

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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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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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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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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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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