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Sound ON

Sound ON: The Schumann Connection

Location

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Price Range

$35

Duration

1 Hour & 30 Minutes

Date & Times

14

Mar, 2022

Monday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Philharmonic Kravis Creative Partner Nadia Sirota hosts and curates this evening of contemporary chamber music exploring creative partnerships akin to the one shared by Robert and Clara Schumann.

Program To Include

C. Schumann

Selection from Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann

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Nico Muhly

Small Variations

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Michael Gordon

(Hyper)

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Wang Lu

Between Air

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Anthony Cheung

Bagatelles

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Reena Esmail

Charukeshi from Darshan

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György Kurtág

Selections from Játékok (Games)

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Julia Wolfe

Retrieve

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David Lang

prayers for night and sleep

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Artists

Stephen Mulligan

Conductor

Stephen Mulligan

Conductor

Conductor

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Nadia Sirota

Host / Curator

Nadia Sirota

Host / Curator

Nadia Sirota

Host / Curator

Violist Nadia Sirota’s career spans solo performances, chamber music, producing, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. Her singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Marcos Balter, and David Lang.

As a soloist, Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, and she has released four 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 Reykjavik’s Greenhouse Studios. She has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

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

Since 2018 Nadia Sirota has served as the New York Philharmonic’s Kravis Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role, she helped create and hosts two series: Kravis Nightcap and Sound ON, the latter of which she also curates, and works on contemporary music initiatives across the organization. She also serves as creative associate at The Juilliard School and as artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. She is the co-founder of Eclipse Projects, an independent arts management and production company based in Los Angeles.

Sirota won a 2015 Peabody Award for her podcast Meet the Composer, which she hosted and co-created. 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 emerging international profiles. 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.

Learn more about Nadia Sirota

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Molly Netter

Soprano

Molly Netter

Soprano

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Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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Special Thanks

Nadia Sirota is The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner.

Major support for The Schumann Connection is provided by Mrs. Veronica Atkins and Barbara Tober in memory of Donald Tober.

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