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.
She has premiered and commissioned works by some of the most prominent composers today, and her 2009 debut solo record, “Beautiful Mechanical” was a New York Times album of the year. Sirota is a founding member of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, yMusic and the Wordless Music Orchestra. She teaches in the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music.
Nadia Sirota appears in the following:
Monday, May 22, 2017
Listen to the world-premiere recording of "Wires" by composer and guitartist for The National Bryce Dessner, performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain under Matthias Pintscher.
Monday, May 15, 2017
It was composer pitted against composer: MTC unravels one of the most brutal fights in classical music's history.
Monday, May 01, 2017
The music of Pulitzer Prize-gilded composer Henry Threadgill is the product of the loyal community he builds around him. This is his story, told by the people whose lives he has touched.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Listen to an exclusive arrangement of a nutso, sci-fi-y electronic piece John Adams wrote in 1993, arranged by Caleb Burhans for Alarm Will Sound.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Today's Meet the Composer Bonus Track is an extended cut of Pauline Oliveros' "Tuning Meditation," recorded live at the Met Cloisters' Fuentidueña Chapel in 3D-sounding binaural audio.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Meet the Composer is thrilled to bring you a world premiere recording as our first bonus track of Season Three! The JACK Quartet performs Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No.9.
Monday, March 06, 2017
We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.
Friday, March 03, 2017
The ramp-up to the next season of Meet the Composer concludes with another archival mini-episode featuring a conversation between host Tim Page and the legendary Leonard Bernstein.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
A blast from the past, courtesy of the WNYC Archives: We revisit the original Meet the Composer. Today, a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Libby Larsen.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Today we revisit a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Otto Luening, from the original Meet the Composer of the mid-'80s, as we gear up for next week's new season.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
We continue the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season of Meet the Composer with an interview with the widely influential patriarch of 20th-century experimental music John Cage.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Q2 Music's podcast Meet the Composer launches its third season next week. Prepare by enjoying clips from the original WNYC radio program of the same name, hosted by the critic Tim Page.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
On Jan. 20, Meet the Composer and host Nadia Sirota welcomed audiences to the Met Cloisters for an afternoon of radio- and music-making. Watch 360-degree video of the performance.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Help us make a third season of the Peabody Award-winning podcast about the creative musical process, with host Nadia Sirota. Learn more about our ambitions and Kickstarter rewards.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The first program in Nadia's week-long residency at Symphony Space featured music by David Lang, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Nico Muhly.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Hear violist Nadia Sirota give the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" - a 40-minute work with solo viola and viol consort.
Monday, December 28, 2015
I'm so excited to share today's Meet the Composer bonus track with you. It's Part II of Nico Muhly's viola concerto, that I traveled to Detroit this past October to premiere.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Composer Nico Muhly is a rabid communicator whose personality factors massively in his work. Nico lives his life out loud, and his music is stunning, hilarious, touching, and brilliant.