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James McVinnie & Nadia Sirota

James McVinnie & Nadia Sirota

Fri   Mar   25   2022 - 10:00 PM St. John's Cathedral

Organist and pianist James McVinnie and violist Nadia Sirota, old friends and collaborators, come together for a rare duo concert featuring the music of Nico Muhly, Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw, John Luther Adams, and Daniel Bjarnason all written for some combination of organ, piano, and viola.

James McVinnie’s work as a performer encompasses music from the 16th century to the present day. His boundless approach to music making has lead him to collaborations with many leading figures in music including Philip Glass, Tom Jenkinson/Squarepusher, Angelique Kidjo, Nico Muhly, Martin Creed, David Chalmin, David Lang, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner & Darkstar, many of whom have written large scale works for him. He has released music on Bedroom Community, Orange Mountain Music, and Warp Records.

Nadia Sirota’s career spans solo performances, chamber music, producing, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. Nadia’s singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Marcos Balter, and David Lang. Sirota is a member of the acclaimed chamber sextet yMusic and has, since 2018, served Nadia has served as the New York Philharmonic’s Creative Partner, a position created for her.

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