Violist Nadia Sirota’s energetic advocacy of new music has led to a reputation as “a one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine.” A graduate of the Juilliard School, she has collaborated on new works with composers such as Nico Muhly, Judd Greenstein, and Missy Mazzoli. Liam Byrne is a celebrated viol player and was a member of the Fretwork Consort of Viols. While much of his work is in music from the 17th century, he has been involved in several projects with 21st-century musicians, including Damon Albarn. The program will include the Washington premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s Tessellatum, an innovative piece using viola, viols, and electronics, conceived on a large scale.
VALGEIR SIGURðSSON (b.1970) & NICO MUHLY (b. 1981)
A Selection of Renaissance works, and more
DONNACHA DENNEHY (b. 1970)
Tessellatum - Washington Premiere