Nightcap: Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider

The New York Philharmonic

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Nightcap: Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Location

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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Price Range

$25

Duration

1 hour
no intermission

Date & Times

13

Jun, 2020

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. Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Kirkland Snider curates a program featuring new music from New York — where the record label she co-founded, New Amsterdam Records, is based.

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

This event complements that evening’s Philharmonic concert featuring a World Premiere by Sarah Kirkland Snider, commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19, presented during the hotspots festival.
    

Artists

Sarah Kirkland Snider

Curator

Sarah Kirkland Snider

Curator

Sarah Kirkland Snider

Curator

Sarah Kirkland Snider’s compositions have been commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic (which presented her trio Thread and Fray on its new-music series in 2018) as well as the Residentie Orkest Den Haag, American Composers Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the San Francisco, National, Detroit, Indianapolis, and North Carolina symphony orchestras; percussionist Colin Currie, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and vocalist Shara Nova; and eighth blackbird, The Knights, Ensemble Signal, yMusic, and Roomful of Teeth, among many others. 

Her music has been heard at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and London’s Wigmore Hall, and at festivals including Big Ears, BAM Next Wave, Cross-linx, Aspen, Ecstatic, and Sundance. Her two orchestral song cycle records, Penelope (2010) and Unremembered (2015), graced top five lists on NPR, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Time Out New York. 

Recent and upcoming commissions include Mass for the Endangered, for Trinity Wall Street Choir and NOVUS NY; Embrace, a 40-minute orchestral ballet for Birmingham Royal Ballet; and O Ecclesia, an opera co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects. 

The winner of Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Elaine Lebenbom Award, Sarah Kirkland Snider has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Opera America, New Music USA, the Sorel Organization, and the Jerome Composers Commissioning Fund. A co-founder and co-artistic director of Brooklyn-based non-profit New Amsterdam Records, she has an M.A. and A.D. from the Yale School of Music, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Her music is published by G. Schirmer.

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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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