Nadia Sirota

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Vox Box

Monday, December 13, 2010

This week Nadia Sirota explores the far corners of vocal music, from secular choral music to songs of lament.

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Minimalist Match

Sunday, December 12, 2010

If you think of Ireland, contemporary art music probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe you should. When it's gross and cold out this Sunday, snuggle up to two live...


All That Glitters

Monday, December 06, 2010

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

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Monday, November 29, 2010

In honor of New York’s late-fall finery, this week Nadia Sirota is exploring music that is orchestrationally decked-out, using the glockenspiel, celeste, harp, electronics and plenty of things that sparkle.

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Man and Machine

Monday, November 15, 2010

As I've said before, electronics, from recording technology to the theremin to looping pedals to Max/MSP, have had the largest and widest-spanning impact on music since polyphony.

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Some of Our Favorite NY Phil Performances

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gearing up for the New York Philharmonic's venturesome annual series in November and December, CONTACT!, Cued Up on Q2 broadcasts highlights from the NY Phil's 2010 season.  Conducte...


From Flugelhorns to Sousaphones

Monday, November 08, 2010

You have to love wind players. As a member of the string team myself, I must admit to some low-grade mocking of their obsession with reeds, swabbing and chapstick, but let's face it: when the turn of a phrase is mapped to the length of a breath, stunning things can happen.

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Electroacoustic Storm

Sunday, November 07, 2010

One of the conspicuously binding forces between the music of concert halls and dance halls in the past fifty years has been the use of electronically generated sounds. In other words, if there was a Venn diagram that included Stockhausen and Lady Gaga, or David Tudor and N.W.A., the overlap would be electronics. This Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m on Cued Up on Q2, listen to some of host Nadia Sirota's favorite electroacoustic performances from New York City.

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Explosive Nuance

Monday, November 01, 2010

What do Meredith Monk, Jón Þor “Jónsi” Birgisson, the Hilliard Ensemble, Antony Hegarty and Gidon Kremer have in common? They are all being featured on Lincoln Center’s White Light Fe...

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New Music Fright Fest

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nadia Sirota gets you in the Halloween spirit by presenting unsettling masterpieces by such composers as Crumb, Ligeti and Penderecki. Tune in and tell us which pieces you find creepy!

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String Quartet 2.0

Monday, October 18, 2010

As far back as I can recall, the string quartet has resonated with me on an almost spiritual level, and I really do mean as far back as I can remember. When I was old enough and accomplished enough to participate in performing string quartets, well, that's when casual flirtation morphed into full-on obsession.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

For some reason, I’ve been late to the party on saxophones. I had a good, saxophone-playing friend in college who was so frustrated by what he termed “the musical limitations” of his instrument that I developed an ‘over it’ attitude towards an instrument I was barely familiar with. Ah the folly of youth! In the years since those heady, saxophone-prejudiced days, and as I’ve been slowly adding sax to my listening diet, I’ve come to a realization: I like the saxophone!


Get With the Program

Monday, October 04, 2010

Every once in a while, when, say, I kick off a week by getting on a boat to row row row to the sweet sounds of Iannis Xenakis’ percussion music, I get in a sort of seasonal, celebratory mood. There’s something about a boat. And Xenakis. Ergo I feel it’s only appropriate that we kick off summer with programming inspired by the great outdoors!


Volcanoes, Scandinavia, etc.

Monday, September 27, 2010

These shows originally aired the week of June 7, 2010. For the original show page, click here. I am so happy (finally!) to be back from my ash-extended hiatus. To celebrate (and part...

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Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 6, 2010: Two Giants Form a Gestalt

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Sunday, September 26th at 2pm, Q2 invites you to listen to the collaboration of Baltimore's head-bopping experimentalists, Matmos, and Brooklyn's avant-classical percussion mains...

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Iannis Xenakis: New Music Rockstar

Monday, September 20, 2010

These shows originally aired the week of February 22, 2010. For the original show page, click here

Iannis Xenakis was a brilliant composer who has an almost cultish following. When I was in college, mentions of the word Xenakis were often accompanied by Ozzy Ozbourne-esque fists of rock and tongue-waggling. Why would a post-war, Greek-French composer, mathematician and architect be the source of such rabid devotion?

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Chou Wen-chung and the Brentano String Quartet in The Greene Space at WQXR

Monday, September 20, 2010

7:00 PM

Q2 presents an evening devoted to Chou Wen-chung — one of the legendary composers of our time. Host Nadia Sirota and Mr. Chou welcome some of today's leading musicians, who will honor his profound contributions to contemporary music with a live performance from the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

Random Acts of Violins

Monday, September 06, 2010

So, WQXR is spending the whole month of September in praise of the violin. Of course I'm a violist at heart, but I thought this would be a great jumping-off point for this week's show. Thus! This week we'll study great Acts of Violins in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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New Juilliard Ensemble

Sunday, September 05, 2010

On Sunday, September 5 at 2 p.m., Cued Up on Q2 presents highlights from the New Juilliard Ensemble's most recent season. The stellar student ensemble, led by the indefatigable Joel Sachs, fearlessly takes on the most adventurous contemporary concert works, and Q2 is excited to bring you live recordings of the most exciting performances.


School Daze

Monday, August 30, 2010

It’s nearly September!

For some reason, my brain functions exclusively on an academic calendar. This is perhaps due to my parents’ working in academia or to the nature of the concert season?  However it came to pass, I truly look forward to the fall. It’s nearly September! It’s nearly time for this heat to finally break! It’s nearly time for new seasons and new rep and new festivals, and my Pavlovian response is to buy PENS.

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