Nightcap Curated by Conrad Tao

The New York Philharmonic

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Nightcap Series

Nightcap: Curated by Conrad Tao

Location

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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Price Range

$25

Date & Times

28

Sep, 2018

Friday, 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 Conrad Tao curates an evening of “renegade spirituality,” as he puts it, joined by vocal improviser Charmaine Lee and tap dancer Caleb Teicher. Expect synthesizers, field recordings, electronic percussion, and percussive dance.

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

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring Conrad Tao’s new work, Everything Must Go.

Program To Include

To Be Announced

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Artists

Conrad Tao

Curator / Piano

Conrad Tao

Curator / Piano

Conrad Tao by Brantley Gutierrez

Curator / Piano

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer. His accolades and awards include an Avery Fisher Career Grant and being named a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, YoungArts in Classical Music, Gilmore Young Artist, and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist. The former prodigy continues to emerge as a mature, thoughtful, and thought-provoking artist, pushing boundaries as a performer, composer, curator, and commissioner, championing new music while presenting core repertoire in a new light.

His 2018–19 season begins with the World Premiere of Everything Must Go, commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden, and curating the inaugural concert in the Kravis Nightcap series. He makes his Los Angeles Opera debut in the West Coast Premiere of David Lang’s the loser in the onstage role of the apparition and memory of Glenn Gould. In January 2019 Mr. Tao and dancer / choreographer Caleb Teicher continue to develop More Forever as part of the Guggenheim’s Works & Process series.

Mr. Tao performs concertos with orchestras around the world, returning to the Swedish Radio, San Diego, Baltimore, Pacific, and Colorado symphony orchestras and the Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He performs duo chamber music concerts with violinist Stefan Jackiw, including a debut at 92Y; engagements around the world with the JCT Trio, comprising Mr. Tao, Mr. Jackiw, and cellist Jay Campbell; and solo recital programs.

Conrad Tao’s compositions have garnered eight consecutive ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the BMI Foundation’s Carlos Surinach Prize. He has been commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Washington Performing Arts Society, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and others. A Warner Classics recording artist, his first two albums Voyages and Pictures have been praised by NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, and many others.

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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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Charmaine Lee

Vocalist

Charmaine Lee

Vocalist

Vocalist

Charmaine Lee is a New York–based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Ms. Lee uses amplification, electroacoustic feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the human voice. She has performed with leading improvisers Nate Wooley, id m theft able, and Joe Morris, and maintains ongoing collaborations with contemporaries Lester St. Louis, Zach Rowden, Leila Bordreuil, and Ben Bennett, in addition to Conrad Tao. She has performed at venues such as the Met Breuer, Roulette, the Stone, and Experimental Sound Studios (Chicago). As a composer, Ms. Lee has been commissioned by the Wet Ink Ensemble (2018), and she has a forthcoming commission with Spektral Quartet (2018).

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Caleb Teicher

Tap Dancer

Caleb Teicher

Tap Dancer

Tap Dancer

Caleb Teicher — a 2011 Bessie Award Winner for Outstanding Individual Performance, one of Dance Magazine’s 2012 “25 to Watch,” and the 2016 winner of Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer” Reader’s Choice Award — has garnered critical and audience acclaim for his work as a performer, choreographer, and director. He began his career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s celebrated tap dance company, Dorrance Dance. His other favorite credits include Bernstein’s West Side Story (in the international tour)The Bang Group, The Chase Brock Experience, Here To Stay (with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), and Marguerite Monnot’s Irma La Douce (at Encores!). As the director / choreographer of Caleb Teicher & Company, his concert dance work has been presented at The Joyce Theater, Guggenheim Bilbao, 92Y, DanceCleveland, and many others. This fall his new work will be premiered by CT&Co in Fall For Dance at New York City Center, Works & Process at the Guggenheim (in collaboration with Conrad Tao), and at the Kennedy Center (in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra for Ben Folds’s Declassified series).

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