Andrew Cyr

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:

Download: Vivian Fung Concerto with Harpist Bridget Kibbey

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hear the world premiere performance of Canadian-born composer Vivian Fung's Harp Concerto, the fruit of a close collaboration with New York City-based harpist Bridget Kibbey.


Christopher Cerrone's 'High Windows' Finds an Elusive Balance

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Christopher Cerrone’s music strikes that elusive balance between intense emotion and meticulous craft, and combines ornamental dissonance with luminous triadic harmony.


Rite of Spring: Remixed

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Conductor Andrew Cyr and DJ Ricardo Romaneiro bring Stravinsky into the 21st century with an electronic reinvention of "The Rite of Spring." They join us in the Soundcheck studio to share the secrets of setting Stravinsky's most famous work to keyboards, laptops, brass and drums.

The Rite: Remixed will ...


The Last Play at Shea

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tonight and Friday, Billy Joel performs what will be the very last shows at Shea Stadium. Today we look back at some of the ballpark's musical highlights -- from the Beatles' legendary 1965 concert to Jimi Hendrix's Festival for Peace. Plus: it's Stravinsky remixed. Andrew Cyr and Ricardo Romaneiro talk ...