Insights at the Atrium: New York's New-Music Landscape

The New York Philharmonic

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Insights at the Atrium: "New York's New-Music Landscape"

Location

David Rubenstein Atrium

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Price Range

Free

Date & Times

5

Nov, 2018

Monday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

How is new music adapting to and challenging contemporary culture? The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner Nadia Sirota and bassoonist / International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic director Rebekah Heller survey the state of new music in New York City and consider its future. Philharmonic Vice President, External Affairs, Adam Crane moderates.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Subscribers, Friends at the Fellow level and above, and Patrons may secure guaranteed admission by e-mailing AdultEd@nyphil.org.
 

Artists

Nadia Sirota

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Nadia Sirota

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The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner for the 2018–19 season, violist Nadia Sirota enjoys a varied career spanning solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a wider 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. She 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.

This season, Ms. Sirota teams up with the New York Philharmonic as its first-ever Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role she will host nine contemporary music concerts over two new series: Nightcap, six late-night, cabaret-style concerts curated by living composers, and Sound ON, three afternoon chamber concerts curated by Ms. Sirota and featuring Musicians from the Philharmonic.

As a soloist, Nadia Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, and Orchestre National d’Île-de-France. To date, she has released four albums of commissioned music, most recently Tessellatum, Donnacha Dennehy’s groundbreaking work for viola and microtonal viola da gamba consort, featuring Liam Byrne. Ms. Sirota has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

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

In 2013 Nadia Sirota 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, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

www.nadiasirota.com

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Rebekah Heller

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Rebekah Heller

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Rebekah Heller is a bassoon soloist, collaborative artist, educator, and advocate for new music. As artistic director and bassoonist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Ms. Heller has premiered hundreds of new works. Her two solo albums, 100 names and METAFAGOTE, exclusively feature World Premiere recordings of pieces written for and with her by a diverse group of contemporary composers.

Ms. Heller has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony and the Nagoya Philharmonic. In the fall of 2018 she makes her debut with the New York Philharmonic, playing the music of longtime collaborator Ashley Fure. This season sees her continuing to collaborate with a wide array of composers, including Du Yun, Courtney Bryan, and George Lewis, on the stages of MetLiveArts, Miller Theatre, National Sawdust, ISSUE Project Room, and beyond.

Committed to fostering conversations around new ways music can be experienced and shared, Ms. Heller has been a featured panelist at the New York Public Library, Miller Theatre, and the Abrons Arts Center. She has led workshops and given lectures and master classes at the Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Institute, Brown University, Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan, The University of Texas at Austin, and most recently at the Banff Centre’s ICE-led summer program, Ensemble Evolution. As an overseer of ICEcommons, a free, crowdsourced index of newly composed music, Ms. Heller spearheads ICE’s mission of promoting underrepresented voices in contemporary music and diversifying the canon.

Before joining ICE in 2008, Rebekah Heller served as the principal bassoonist of the Jacksonville Symphony, and has served as a member of the New World Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and The University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Manhattan.

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Adam Crane

Moderator

Adam Crane

Moderator

Moderator

Adam Crane became the New York Philharmonic’s Vice President, External Affairs — a newly created position — in January 2018. In that role he oversees community collaborations, communications, and education activities for the Orchestra. He previously served as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s senior vice president of external affairs and strategic initiatives, overseeing public relations, publications, education, community partnerships, and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has also served as director of public relations at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and held positions at Universal Music Group in New York and Warner Music Group in Los Angeles. Musical America named Mr. Crane one of its “30 Professionals of the Year: The Influencers” in 2015 and one of its “30 Rising Stars in the Performing Arts” in 2012, and in 2010 he received a St. Louis Business Journal “40 under 40” award. He is the co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Street Symphony, a Los Angeles–based non-profit that promotes onsite outreach concerts for greatly underserved / incarcerated members of the community.

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