Conductor Andrew Cyr is a leader in the rapidly growing contemporary music scene. His enthusiasm for connecting the outstanding musicians and composers of the new generation to today's audiences led him to create the Metropolis Ensemble in 2006. Cyr displays the scope and potential of today's freshest voices in composition and performance to attract and inspire new and diverse audiences.
Cyr has led Metropolis Ensemble in performances at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The New Victory Theatre (42nd and Broadway), and, in 2008, made his debut with the Wordless Music Series, sharing the stage with indie-rock sensation Deerhoof and conducting a remix of The Rite of Spring to a live audience of 10,000 people in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, also broadcast live on National Public Radio. Recent guest appearances have included his debut conducting the Colorado Symphony in January of 2013 and in 2011, Cyr made his Kimmel Center Verizon Hall debut as part of Philadelphia's International Festival of the Arts, appearing with Questlove from The Roots.
Moreover, Cyr's work leading Metropolis Ensemble in their first studio album earned him a Grammy nomination in 2010, along with with mandolinist Avi Avital (soloist) for Avner Dorman's Mandolin Concerto, a work on Dorman's debut orchestral album Concertos.
Andrew Cyr appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Rite: Remixed will ...