Nightcap: Curated by Gabriel Kahane

The New York Philharmonic

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Nightcap Series

Nightcap: Curated by Gabriel Kahane

Location

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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Price Range

$25

Date & Times

10

Nov, 2018

Saturday, 10:30 PM

Event Info

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. Composer / pianist / vocalist / raconteur Gabriel Kahane traces the evolution of art song from Schubert through the composers of today, joined by composer / vocalist Caroline Shaw, the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music; composer / pianist Timo Andres; and the Miró Quartet.

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

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring music by Schubert and Beethoven.

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Artists

Gabriel Kahane

Curator

Gabriel Kahane

Curator

Gabriel Kahane by Josh Goleman

Curator

The day after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental United States, talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens. The resulting album and stage piece, Book of Travelers (Nonesuch Records), is at once a prayer for empathy and reconciliation, as well as an unflinching examination of the complex and often troubled history of the US. This fall, Mr. Kahane embarks on a 30-city North American tour in support of the album.

Gabriel Kahane has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, and Chris Thile. He has been commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Carnegie Hall, A Far Cry, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, for whom he served as composer-in-residence from 2011 to 2013. For the Oregon Symphony he wrote emergency shelter intake form, a nearly hour-long oratorio confronting the resurgence of deep poverty in America and, in particular, the national crises of housing insecurity and homelessness. That work was premiered in May 2018 and recorded in August. With The Knights, Kahane recorded his orchestral song cycle Crane Palimpsest, following a performance at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall. The Fiction Issue, a disc of chamber music featuring Brooklyn Rider and vocalist Shara Nova, was released in 2016.

An avid theater artist, Mr. Kahane starred at BAM in the staged version of his Los Angeles–centric album, The Ambassador, in a production directed by John Tiffany. He is also the composer-lyricist of the musical February House, which was premiered in 2012 at the Public Theater and recorded by the StorySound label.  

A graduate of Brown University, Gabriel Kahane lives in Brooklyn.

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Nadia Sirota

Host

Nadia Sirota

Host

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Host

The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner for the 2018–19 season, violist Nadia Sirota enjoys a varied career spanning solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a wider audience. Ms. Sirota’s singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and David Lang. She won a 2015 Peabody Award, broadcasting’s highest honor, for her podcast Meet the Composer, which deftly profiled some of the most interesting musical thinkers living today.

This season, Ms. Sirota teams up with the New York Philharmonic as its first-ever Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role she will host nine contemporary music concerts over two new series: Nightcap, six late-night, cabaret-style concerts curated by living composers, and Sound ON, three afternoon chamber concerts curated by Ms. Sirota and featuring Musicians from the Philharmonic.

As a soloist, Nadia Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, and Orchestre National d’Île-de-France. To date, she has released four albums of commissioned music, most recently Tessellatum, Donnacha Dennehy’s groundbreaking work for viola and microtonal viola da gamba consort, featuring Liam Byrne. Ms. Sirota has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

Ms. Sirota is a member of the acclaimed chamber sextet yMusic. Its virtuosic execution and unique configuration have attracted high profile collaborators, including Paul Simon, Ben Folds, Ryan Lott, and Anohni, and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by prominent composers, including Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Chris Thile.

In 2013 Nadia Sirota won Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

www.nadiasirota.com

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Caroline Shaw

Vocalist

Caroline Shaw

Vocalist

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Timo Andres

Piano

Timo Andres

Piano

Piano

Timo Andres is a composer and pianist who grew up in Connecticut, studied at the Yale School of Music, and lives in Brooklyn. A Nonesuch artist, his albums include Home Stretch and his debut disc, Shy and Mighty.

Notable commissions include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Takács Quartet through Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series, a two-piano concerto commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia and premiered at the Barbican (by Andres and David Kaplan), and The Blind Banister, a piano concerto (and Pulitzer Prize Finalist) for Jonathan Biss.

As a pianist, Timo Andres has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Albany Symphony, New World Symphony, and elsewhere; has performed solo recitals for Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, and San Francisco Performances; and has collaborated with Philip Glass, Gabriel Kahane, Nadia Sirota, the Kronos Quartet, Ashley Bathgate, Metropolis Ensemble, John Adams, and many others.

Upcoming projects include collaborations with Sufjan Stevens and New York City Ballet; the Calder Quartet and the LA Phil; and a major work for the Orchester Staatstheater Cottbus.

www.andres.com

 

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Miró Quartet

Miró Quartet

The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, and for the past 20 years has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert stages. Based in Austin, Texas, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the tradition of chamber music. The quartet’s 2018–19 season includes performances for the New York Philharmonic curated by Gabriel Kahane; collaborations with Anton Nel, Clive Greensmith, and Martin Beaver; and appearances with the Detroit Chamber Music Society and the Ladies’ Morning Musical Club in Montreal. Other recent highlights include performances at the Phillips Collection, Green Music Center, Chamber Music Northwest, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as collaborations with David Shifrin, André Watts, and Wu Han. Since 2003 the Miró has served as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. In 2005 it became the first ensemble to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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