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Nadia Sirota’s performance will feature music by Nico Muhly, Richard Reed Parry, Marcos Balter and more. Selections will be announced from stage. The performance will incorporate audio segments related to her work on the Meet The Composer podcast which bring background and insight into the pieces.
Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. Nadia’s singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy, Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, Missy Mazzoli, and Marcos Balter. Recently, Nadia won a 2015 Peabody Award, broadcasting’s highest honor, for her podcast Meet the Composer, from Q2 Music, which deftly profiles some of the most interesting musical thinkers living today.
This season she releases two new records, one featuring Nico Muhly’s Viola Concerto with the Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, and one featuring Donnacha Dennehy’s groundbreaking work for viola and microtonal viola da gamba consort, Tessellatum, featuring gambist Liam Byrne.
Nadia is a member of the chamber sextet yMusic and the chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound, and has lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists and songwriters as Anohni, Jónsi and Arcade Fire. In 2013 she won Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.
“If the ancient and unassuming viola is having a renaissance in contemporary music, it’s thanks largely to Nadia Sirota, who specializes in, well, anything a composer can throw at her.” (New York Magazine)
Part of Witching Hour 2017
Presented by The Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine
Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process, and presenting new work. Each year, we welcome the brightest artists and thinkers pushing the boundaries of their respective crafts. Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops, and screenings, we engage what it means to be human in today’s world.