Nadia Sirota hosts regularly for Q2 Music. Before Q2 Music, she hosted Overnight Music on WNYC and WQXR. Her program was awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Radio and Internet Broadcast in 2010, and has been described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “radio we can believe in.” Nadia is also a highly sought-after violist known for her compelling energy and unique ability to interpret new scores.
Credo in Preview
Q2's Primer for the Upcoming Web cast from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tonight at 7pm, join me for a special pre-concert feature in anticipation of tonight's White Light festival concert, featuring music composed by Sigur Rós members Jón Þor "Jónsi" Birgisson and Kjartan Sveinsson, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National chorus, and the Wordless Music Orchestra.
We'll be listening to original album versions from Jónsi and Alex's Riceboy Sleeps which will be presented later this evening in world premiere orchestrations, as well as selections from Go, Jónsi's solo album, and older works by Sigur Rós. We'll also feature a work by Johannes Ockeghem, the dedicatee of the first piece on tonight's concert, Busnoys' In Hydraulis, written c. 1467.
While the music for this program spans some 500 years, all of the works involved speak to the White Light Festival's core theme of introspective, personal, contemplative music. I can't think of a better way to prepare for tonight's exciting show. Make sure to stick around afterwards for our 7:30 p.m. Web cast! I'll be hosting a live chat during the show, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on these works, the artists, and the White Light Festival!