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Nadia Sirota

EXCLUSIVE: Nico Muhly on Bedroom Whale Watching, Nadia Sirota's Friendship, Diving with Joanna

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Nico Muhly >>

With Nadia Sirota finishing up her much-anticipated residency at Symphony Space, so, too, has her latest episode of WQXR-Q2's Meet the Composer podcast just wrapped with everyone's favorite working composer, Nico Muhly. And for their parts together, Sirota and Muhly will soon be packing up to hit the road with one of our own favorite working composers' collective, Iceland's Bedroom Community--for the third iteration of their grand "Whale Watching Tour."

Exclusive Nadia Sirota Talks Symphony Space Residency Feb. 1, Donnacha Dennehy's 'Tessellatum'

EXCLUSIVE: Violist and Broadcaster Nadia Sirota Talks February Residency at Symphony Space >>

Coming to Symphony Space this February is yMusic co-founder Nadia Sirota, in a much-anticipated four-night residency. From February 1-5, Ms. Sirota will be featured alongside Nico Muhly, Liam Byrne and David Lang, performing Donnacha Dennehy's Tessellatum, as well as works by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, The National's Bryce Dessner and more.

Iceland's Bedroom Community Embarking on Whale Watching Tour Come Spring

Iceland's Bedroom Community Embarking on Whale Watching Tour Come Spring >>

Bedroom Community, Iceland's premiere composer collective and indispensable label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary here in 2016. So, in accordance with its decade of active, at-large members will embark on the third annual Whale Watching Tour, set to take place this coming March and April.

Robert Sirota

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Robert Sirota >>

With both European bona fides (that Watson fellowship with Nadia Boulanger in Paris) and studies with composers that can sound European (those PhD lessons with Leon Kirchner at Harvard), American composer Robert Sirota remains precisely that: a quintessentially American composer. In his mature works, thorny chromaticism often plays nicely within rounded, deliberate forms. And there's always a true economy of means -- no motive where none intended. European-inspired, maybe, but his is a curious blend, no doubt informed by Sirota's many academic appointments up and down America's eastern seaboard (NYU, BU, Peabody, Manhattan School of Music). Not that Robert Sirota is an ivory tower, himself. Case in point: Sirota's brand new, beguiling work for Sandbox Percussion, Spindrift.

Nadia Sirota 'Baroque'

Violist Nadia Sirota To Release ‘Baroque’ March 26 >>

Critically acclaimed violist Nadia Sirota will release her new album titled Baroque. Baroque will drop March 26, on Bedroom Community / New Amsterdam.

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