Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota appears in the following:

From Massive to Miniscule

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week we'll make our way through some stunning organ works, focusing on its ability to produce sounds massive and miniscule. There will be Messiaen, obviously, but also David Lang...

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A Massive Can of Worms

Monday, April 16, 2012

How do we get pieces which translate so beautifully from stage to audience member to translate as comprehensibly to the intimacy of recorded media? This week, I play pieces that are n...


Memory Pieces

Monday, April 09, 2012

Nothing brings to relief the joy of life more clearly that loosing a loved one. This is one of the hardest lessons of being human, and, not surprisingly, a rich ground for creative ma...

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Highlighting the New Juilliard Ensemble

Sunday, March 04, 2012

This Sunday at 2 pm, join us as we revisit the New Juilliard Ensemble's dynamic 2010-2011 season. The noted student ensemble takes on a varied array of contemporary concert works.


Powerful vs. Powerless

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stravinsky famously said: "Music is, by its very nature, essentially powerless to express anything at all." Q2's Nadia Sirota doesn't buy it: "It seems totally out of place given the way his music moves me."


No Cheaper Way to Travel

Monday, February 13, 2012

As numerous ads for sunny getaways in the subway temptingly imply, let's face it: there's no better time of year to get out of town than February. But if your wallet won't have it, here's a modest solution, let Q2 Music take you on a quick trip to some of New Music's hot spots around the world.



Monday, February 06, 2012

Composing isn't always a solitary activity. This week, Nadia Sirota explores a variety of different composer collectives, including Bang On a Can, the NOW Ensemble, Sleeping Giant, Ears Open!, and Common Sense.

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Live in the Greene Space: Hungarian Echoes

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Join us Thursday at 7 pm to hear host Nadia Sirota and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen trace the overlaps of Hungarian culture in works by Haydn, Bartók and Ligeti during last year's Magy...

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Jherek Bischoff on David Byrne and Writing in Closets

Monday, January 30, 2012

We open this week's show with an interview with the multi-stylistic multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff, a performing guest in the upcoming Ecstatic Music Festival Preview concert i...

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The Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kung Hei Fat Choi! When I was in kindergarten, my super awesome teachers Ms. Danielson and Ms. Doane had us bring in paper bags, in which we cut holes three holes (a big one in the very bottom and two smaller ones on the sides), adorned with construction paper scales, and pulled over our heads to march down the hallway of our school as a giant, kindergartener-fueled Lunar New Year dragon. It was pretty much the best day of kindergarten.

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Titans of Polish Music: Past, Present, and Future

Monday, January 16, 2012

It may sound kind of obvious, but one of the perks of working at this station is constantly being exposed to new music. This week, we are celebrating Polish music from the past 50 yea...

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Composers Speak Out!

Monday, January 09, 2012

This is a really special week on the show. While I know you’ve become accustomed to my riffs on the providence of music written by people who are still alive, this week we get to hear about everything – from inspiration to circumstance to execution – right from the mouths of the creators. That’s right, this week I’ll be joined by a dozen or so composers who will guide us through the lion’s share of this week's programming.

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Welcome to The Future!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Hey there, 2012, you’re looking mighty fine! Every time I cross the threshold of a new year, I cannot help but think of it as a mild miracle of time travel. Remember the first time, in grade school, a classmate bid you farewell for the weekend with the remark “see you next year?” It was mind-blowing!


One-Day-Only, Miniature, Year-End Pledge Drive

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TEN! NINE! EIGHT! SEVEN! SIX! Wait wait!! We’re not quite there yet!! We still have a few precious moments left of 2011, and even more pertinently, just a few more days left until the twenty eleven charitable donations deadline!! What better way to sort out your 2011 taxes than to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite locale on the internet for all things new and wonderful, Q2 Music!


All That Glitters

Monday, December 26, 2011

This week, in celebration of some of the longest nights of the year, Q2 Music is exploring music about the stars, planets, celestial bodies and other glittery, wintry nighttime things.

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A Polish Music Festival Overview

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Q2 Music presents a festival of Polish contemporary music from Jan. 16-22. From Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Gorecki, to emerging composers, the festival will survey the greatest in Polish music.

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Michael Tilson Thomas and John Adams in The Greene Space

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On Monday, March 26 at 7 pm, Q2 Music welcomes San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas, composer John Adams and the St. Lawrence String Quartet to The Greene Space.


Let's Make CONTACT!

Monday, December 19, 2011

One of Alan Gilbert’s loveliest initiatives as the music director of the New York Philharmonic these past three seasons has been the CONTACT! concert series, dedicated to living compo...


Unsilent Night: A Holiday Cacophony

Monday, December 12, 2011

New York has wonderful holiday traditions, but maybe none so awesome as Unsilent Night, Phil Kline's piece essentially for holiday carolers holding boomboxes who form an amorphous, directional sound sculpture on the streets of New York City, or indeed whichever of the 26 urban areas this wonderful tradition has spread to inhabit. I caught up with Phil for a lovely interview about Unsilent Night, the holidays in general, and many other topics, including his soon-to-be-premiered work Peregrine. You can check out the audio above!

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Bounteous Birthday Bashes

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Festively motivated, for the show this week I thought it'd be great to explore others who were born in the first week-or-so of December, and boy howdy! Turns out, this is a great week to be born a composer!

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