While we were hopeful to gather and experience the performing arts together once again, our priority remains safety and well-being. Therefore, we’ve had to postpone this program to a future date when we can safely resume live programming.
“An ideal mixing of medium and message…exploring a subject—the oft-overlooked world of modern composition — that uniquely benefits from musical immersion and auditory elucidation.” —The New Yorker
Living Music with Nadia Sirota is a live event-based podcast (à la Live From Here) designed to generate excitement and passion for contemporary classical music through storytelling, conversation and live performance. This session explores the music of two charismatic and influential composers Steve Reich and Bryce Dessner. Hosted by Peabody Award-winner Nadia Sirota, it will be recorded live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with special guests, the internationally acclaimed ensemble So Percussion.
Sirota will interview Reich and Dessner about their development as artists and composers, their current and past projects and their ideas about the future of classical music, providing deep insight into the work and background of these two significant composers. They’ll talk, play, joke around and show the audience the artistic process from the inside-out, all integrated within a musical program that includes large and small ensemble works from throughout both artists’ impressive careers. Part Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts and part late night talk show, the concert and podcast are entertaining and seriously insightful approaches for the new music insider and newcomer alike.
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant Endowment.