Event

Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 1pm
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC
Artists: Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Nadia Sirota (yMusic), Dr. John Cryan (Professor of Neuroscience), Dr Ken O’Halloran (Professor of Physiology) and Andre de Ridder (Stargaze)
Title: Playing your heart out
Tickets: Free

A performance and conversation about the principles of Music for Heart and Breath, a contemporary classical composition by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) in which the musicians use their own heartbeat and breath to dictate the pace and pulse of the music.


Event

Date: Sunday 20th September
Time: 2PM
Location: St. Finn Barres Cathedral
Artist: James McVinnie with special guests Nadia Sirota, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Liam Byrne
Tickets: Single ticket €15* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

James McVinnie held organ playing posts at St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and now divides his time between playing as a soloist and collaborating with some of the world’s leading contemporary composers and performers, including Oneohtrix Point Never, Sufjan Stevens, Nadia Sirota, Liam Byrne, Sam Amidon, and Valgeir Sigurðsson. Programme will include works by Philip Glass, Richard Reed Parry, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, David Lang and Edmund Finnis.


Event

Date: Sun 20 September
Time: 4pm
Location: Live at St. Lukes
Artist: Bryce Dessner and Donnacha Dennehy featuring Nadia Sirota (viola), Kate Ellis (cello) and Yuki Numata Resnick (violin)
Title: Double Portrait
Tickets: Single ticket €15* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

In the tranquil setting of St. Luke Church we will prepare an intimate programme of solos celebrating the work of festival curator Bryce Dessner together with acclaimed Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy.


Event

Date: Sunday 20 September
Time: 8pm
Location: Everyman Theatre
Artist: Crash Ensemble, So Percussion, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, Yuki Numata Resnick and Nadia Sirota
Title: Sounds from a Safe Harbour – Festival Showcase presented by Bryce Dessner
Tickets: Single ticket €25* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

As the festival tide rolls out of Cork, we take some time to celebrate the wave it has created with this intimate evening presented by Bryce Dessner (The National). The evening will showcase Crash Ensemble, So Percusson and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) with special appearances by Bryce himself, Aaron Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Yuki Numata Resnick and Nadia Sirota


Nadia

“A one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), violist Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing works and collaborations from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli. Her debut album First Things First (New Amsterdam Records) was named a record of the year by The New York Times, and her follow-up Baroque (Bedroom Community and New Amsterdam) has been called “beautiful music of a higher order than anything else you will hear this year” by SPINMedia website PopMatters.

This season, Nadia premieres both a new concerto written for her by longtime collaborator Nico Muhly and a new podcast, Meet the Composer on Q2 Music, exploring the work of living composers through her interviews and musical selections. She was awarded the 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in Radio and Internet Broadcasting for her previous show on Q2 Music.

Nadia is a member of yMusic, Alarm Will Sound, and ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble), and and has lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists and songwriters as Grizzly Bear, Jónsi and Arcade Fire. In 2013 she won Southern Methodist University’s 2013 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 performed as co-founder of the AXIOM ensemble, initiated the Castleman/Amory/Huang studio’s New Music Project, and created the Juilliard Plays Juilliard program for student composers and performers. After winning the top prize in Juilliard’s 2005 concerto competition, Nadia performed Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher with conductor Marin Alsop and the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. As a chamber musician, Nadia has collaborated with such artists as Joseph Kalichstein, Itzhak Perlman, and the Silk Road Ensemble, as well as with members of Kronos Quaret, the Chiara Quartet, and the Peabody Trio. In the fall of 2007, Nadia joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music for its new Masters Program in Contemporary Music Performance.


 

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