Nightcap: Curated by Bryce Dessner

The New York Philharmonic

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Nightcap

Nightcap: Curated by Bryce Dessner

Location

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Directions
Price Range

$40

Duration

1 hour
no intermission

Date & Times

16

Nov, 2019

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 Bryce Dessner — of the Grammy Award–winning band The National — curates a program featuring works by Mr. Dessner, Kaija Saariaho, Berio, and Meredith Monk.

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

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring Bryce Dessner on electric guitar in his Wires.

Artists

Bryce Dessner

Curator

Bryce Dessner

Curator

Bryce Dessner

Curator

Bryce Dessner is one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, with a rapidly expanding catalog of works commissioned by leading ensembles. Known to many as a guitarist with The National, he is also active as a curator. His orchestral, chamber, and vocal compositions have been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, BAM Next Wave Festival, Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, Sydney Festival, eighth blackbird, Sō Percussion, New York City Ballet, and many others. 

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University. In the late 1990s he formed the quartet Clogs, and in 2001 co-founded the Grammy-nominated indie rock band The National. He founded MusicNow, the Cincinnati-based music festival, in 2006. In 2015 he was tapped to curate Mountain and Waves, a celebration of his music at the Barbican in London, and created the first iteration of Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork (Ireland). Other notable projects include Quilting, a 17-minute score co-commissioned with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, and The Most Incredible Thing, a ballet co-created with Justin Peck and Marcel Dzama, premiered by New York City Ballet.

Mr. Dessner, who resides in Paris, has been increasingly active composing for major European ensembles and soloists. His piece Wires was commissioned for the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher, and he’s written solo works for violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Jennifer Koh, and a concerto for pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque which toured Europe in 2018–19. 

A Baryshnikov scholarship facilitated his recent commission for YMusic, and in March 2019 Roomful of Teeth and Brad Wells present a new piece by Mr. Dessner integrating the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Future projects include a stage work with Enda Walsh and a concerto for Pekka Kusisto.

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Nadia Sirota

Host

Nadia Sirota

Host

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Host

Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader 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.

Since 2018, Ms. Sirota has been the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role, she helped develop and hosts two series: Kravis Nightcap and GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON, the latter of which she also curates. In addition, she works with the Philharmonic on contemporary-music initiatives across the organization.

This season, she launches Living Music with Nadia Sirota, a new podcast and concert series that demystifies classical music. Ms. Sirota will also appear as soloist with the New World and Singapore symphony orchestras; premiere works by Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, and Ellen Reid; and embark upon two new residencies — as creative associate at The Juilliard School and as artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

As a soloist, Ms. Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, National Arts Centre, and Spanish National orchestras, and the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France. She has released four solo albums of commissioned music: first things first (2009), Baroque (2013), Keep In Touch (2016), and Tessellatum (2017). She is a member of Bedroom Community, a collective of musically diverse artists who work and collaborate at Reykjavík’s Greenhouse Studios. She has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

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

Ms. Sirota 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. She also received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her work in radio, and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She sits on the board of directors of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. Nadia Sirota received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

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Adam Tendler

Piano

Adam Tendler

Piano

Piano

Pianist Adam Tendler is a recipient of the 2019 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. A pioneer of DIY classical music culture, he performed in all 50 United States between 2005 and 2006 as part of a grassroots recital tour he called America 88x50, which became the subject of his memoir, 88x50, a Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and Lambda Literary Award nominee. Mr. Tendler is a presence in all new-music and classical genres as a soloist, recording artist, speaker, and educator. He has performed Copland’s complete major piano works and collaborates with the John Cage Trust and Edition Peters in presenting Cage’s work internationally. In 2019 he released the album Robert Palmer: Piano Music on New World Records and published his second book, tidepools.

Mr. Tendler has organized a number of classical music happenings, including 24-pianist performances of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and the recurring collaborative concert series A Very George Crumb Christmas. He has performed solo engagements at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox, Carnegie Hall, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The Kitchen, Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs, Symphony Space, National Sawdust, and ISSUE Project Room. His recordings include the music of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Beach, J. Becker, Beethoven, Brahms, Cage, Cone, George Crumb, Grieg, Griffes, Harrison, Hovhaness, Liszt, MacDowell, R. Palmer, and Satie, as well as his own work.

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Rob Moose (Trimbach Trio)

Violin

Rob Moose (Trimbach Trio)

Violin

Violin

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Nadia Sirota (Trimbach Trio)

Viola

Nadia Sirota (Trimbach Trio)

Viola

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Viola

Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader 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.

Since 2018, Ms. Sirota has been the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role, she helped develop and hosts two series: Kravis Nightcap and GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON, the latter of which she also curates. In addition, she works with the Philharmonic on contemporary-music initiatives across the organization.

This season, she launches Living Music with Nadia Sirota, a new podcast and concert series that demystifies classical music. Ms. Sirota will also appear as soloist with the New World and Singapore symphony orchestras; premiere works by Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, and Ellen Reid; and embark upon two new residencies — as creative associate at The Juilliard School and as artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

As a soloist, Ms. Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, National Arts Centre, and Spanish National orchestras, and the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France. She has released four solo albums of commissioned music: first things first (2009), Baroque (2013), Keep In Touch (2016), and Tessellatum (2017). She is a member of Bedroom Community, a collective of musically diverse artists who work and collaborate at Reykjavík’s Greenhouse Studios. She has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

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

Ms. Sirota 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. She also received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her work in radio, and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She sits on the board of directors of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. Nadia Sirota received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

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Gabriel Cabezas (Trimbach Trio)

Cello

Gabriel Cabezas (Trimbach Trio)

Cello

Cello

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas imbues the pillar scores of the cello repertoire with the vivacity of newly written work, and performs world premieres with gravitas and command. His neoteric career spans solo appearances, chamber music, work with bands and songwriters, and curation.

Mr. Cabezas has appeared with America’s finest symphony orchestras, including those of Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and Los Angeles, and has premiered dozens of new works by some of the greatest composers of his time. This season, he launches the Waypoints series with the Metropolis Ensemble, with which he is a resident artist. Other season highlights include performances at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, the Momentary in Arkansas, and a solo recital at New York’s Merkin Hall.

He is a member of the chamber sextet yMusic and a co-founder of Duende, a new-music and contemporary dance collective. His first full length album, a recording of Benjamin Britten’s Cello Suites, was released on PEOPLE, a collaborative streaming platform created by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. He is currently working on an album of cello music by Gabriella Smith, to be released on the Icelandic record label Bedroom Community. In 2016 Mr. Cabezas received the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, a career grant awarded to emerging classical artists of color who, early in their professional careers, demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and ongoing commitment to leadership. Gabriel Cabezas studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with New York Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey.

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