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Kravis Nightcap: Roomful of Teeth

Oct 20

Genre-spanning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth curates an evening of Nightcap, our cabaret-style series of music and conversation in the new Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio. The program includes the World Premiere of Angélica Negrón’s NY Phil commission (part of Project 19) and works by inti figgis-vizueta, Nathalie Joachim, Leilehua Lanzilotti, Missy Mazzoli, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Kravis Nightcap: Roomful of Teeth


10:00 PM




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Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall


Program Notes

Missy Mazzoli

Vesper Sparrow

Leilehua Lanzilotti

On Stochastic Wave Behavior (New York Premiere)

Nathalie Joachim

All There is is Now (New York Premiere)

Sarah Kirkland Snider

The Orchard

inti figgis-vizueta

Sketch (World Premiere)

Angélica Negrón

math, the one which is sweet (Text by Raquel Salas Rivera; World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission, Part of Project 19)


  • Raquel Acevedo Klein


    Raquel Acevedo Klein is a conductor, vocalist, composer, and instrumentalist. She has performed in premieres of works and operas by John Adams, Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, Bryce Dessner, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Missy Mazzoli. She has recorded and performed with major artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Claire Chase, Alicia Keys, John Legend, the New York Philharmonic (as a member of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus), Glen Hansard, Bon Iver, The National, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, The Knights, and International Contemporary Ensemble. Highlights of Acevedo Klein’s live music engagements include vocal and instrumental performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Town Hall, BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Guggenheim New York, Rockefeller Center, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, WNYC, National Sawdust, Caramoor, and Bard Fisher Center. Acevedo Klein’s performances and curations have caught the attention of The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, The Wire, and Hyperallergic. Because of her versatility as a performer and composer she is highly sought after as a collaborator on projects that require continually evolving roles. In 2021, as part of the NY PopsUp initiative, Acevedo Klein curated a four-week festival to celebrate the opening of Little Island, where she premiered her original, audience-interactive vocal symphony Polyphonic Interlace. Raquel Acevedo Klein regularly conducts ensembles including the Grammy Award–winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Beth Morrison Projects, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Roomful of Teeth


    Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy Award–winning vocal octet dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. By engaging collaboratively with artists, thinkers, and community leaders from around the world, the group seeks to uplift and amplify voices old and new while creating and performing meaningful and adventurous music. Handpicked by founder Brad Wells, their voices cover a five-octave range, from ground-shaking lows to bird-trilling highs.

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  • Quan Ge


    Violinist Quan Ge joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2009. She is a top prize winner at the China National Violin Competition and Jeunesses International Music Competition in Romania, and has served as guest concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Leah Ferguson


    Violist Leah Ferguson joined the New York Philharmonic in October 2018, having previously been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2016. Originally from Chicago, she began playing the violin at age five and switched to the viola at age twelve, studying with Roland Vamos.

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  • Sumire Kudo


    Sumire Kudo joined the Philharmonic as a cellist in June 2006. Previously she taught at Indiana University–South Bend and was the cellist of the Avalon String Quartet. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kudo began cello studies at age four with her father, cellist Akiyoshi Kudo. She came to the United States in 2000, after establishing herself in her native country through solo performances and recordings. Her honors include the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award, which she received from the Sony Music Foundation after being chosen by Seiji Ozawa and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi as the most promising cellist in 2005, and prizes at the Sapporo Junior Cello Competition and 62nd Japan Music Competition. Kudo is a graduate of Tokyo’s Toho School and The Juilliard School. She has participated in the Nagano-Aspen Music, Aspen Music, Santa Fe, and Marlboro Music festivals. Record Geijutsu, Japan’s leading classical music magazine, named her second solo CD, Love of Beauty, Best Recording.

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  • Nancy Allen


    Hailed by The New York Times as “a major artist” following her New York recital debut in 1975, Nancy Allen joined the New York Philharmonic in June of 1999 as Principal Harp. She maintains a busy international concert schedule as well as heading the harp departments of The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and teaching at Stony Brook University. In addition, Allen appears regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In May 2000 Allen was featured in the Philharmonic’s US Premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, with Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur and Principal Flute Robert Langevin.

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  • Eric Huebner


    Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012 he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and holds the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Piano Chair. From 2001 through 2012, Huebner was a member of Antares, a quartet comprised of clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. First-prize winner of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Antares appeared regularly in major chamber music venues throughout the United States and worked closely with many composers on the commissioning of new works for its combination.

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  • Jared Soldiviero

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    Jared Soldiviero is a percussionist in New York City with a diverse career of performing and recording with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers, as well as on Broadway. His recent appearances have included The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. From 2017 to 2019 he was the percussionist for the North American tour of Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables, playing 750 performances in more than 80 cities. Soldiviero’s interest in contemporary music has led to his performing in world premieres with ensembles such as the Flux Quartet, Lucerne Festival Academy, NOVUS NY, Deviant Septet, Harlem Chamber Players, and many others. His recordings span the worlds of orchestral, modern, and pop music, with releases ranging from Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 (with NOVUS NY) and Christopher Rouse’s Kabir Padavali (Albany Symphony) to Paul Simon’s Stranger to Stranger.

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Special Thanks

Part of the Kravis Nightcap Series

Lead support for Project 19 is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust and Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang.

Generous support is also provided by Sheree A. and Gerald L. Friedman; Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Hauser Foundation; Daniel M. Healy, The Gerald L. Lennard Foundation; Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa; Kimberly V. Strauss, The Strauss Foundation; the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Project 19 is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


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