2015-2016 Season 2018-07-11T14:23:30+00:00

2015-2016 Season

9.11.2015
Salastina Chamber Music Society – Performance of String Quartet
Miles Memorial Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA, 8PM

Eastern and Western classical music traditions meet in Salastina’s season-opening Masterpiece Discovery concert featuring the “richly melodic” music of Indian-American L.A.-native composer Reena Esmail. The composer will speak with Brian Lauritzen about the elements of Hindustani classical music and using Western classical forms and a string quartet in this beautiful fusion of art forms.


9.12.2015
Salastina Chamber Music Society
performance of String Quartet
American Composers Forum – LA Presents
New Music Los Angeles
Clausen Recital Hall, Los Angeles City College
7PM

9.13.2015
Salastina Chamber Music Society – Performance of String Quartet
Colburn School, Thayer Hall Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 8PM

Eastern and Western classical music traditions meet in Salastina’s season-opening Masterpiece Discovery concert featuring the “richly melodic” music of Indian-American L.A.-native composer Reena Esmail. The composer will speak with Brian Lauritzen about the elements of Hindustani classical music and using Western classical forms and a string quartet in this beautiful fusion of art forms.


9.19.2015
SurShyam
Raag Bhimpalas
Reena Esmail, Hindustani Vocals
Hawthorne, CA
5:30PM


9.19.2015
new string quartet arrangements of Bollywood songs
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gala
Pittsburgh, PA
8PM


9.20.2015
Concerts on the Slope
performance of Perhaps
Brooklyn NY
3PM

9.26.2015
Pasadena Master Chorale
High|Low
performance of Ave Maria
Altadena Community Church
Altadena, CA
7:30PM


9.27.2015
Salastina Chamber Music Society
annual fundraiser concert
performance of String Quartet, mmt 1
Pasadena, CA
11AM


9.27.2015
Pasadena Master Chorale
High|Low
performance of Ave Maria
Altadena Community Church
Altadena, CA
4PM


10.4.2015
Concerts on the Slope
performance of Jhula Jhule (झूला-झूले)
Melanie Clapies, violin; Paul Kerekes, piano
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
3PM


10.15.2015
SONiC Festival
performance of Tasveer (तसवीर)
Tasveer is the opening piece on the program of an incredible week of more than 60 works by composers under age 40
Greene Space, WQXR
7PM


10.25.2015
Mount Holyoke College Glee Club
performance of Tuttarana
Family & Friends Weekend Concert
Abbey Memorial Chapel, Mount Holyoke College
4PM


11.9.2015
premier of two tones
in a new arrangement for oboe, English horn, soprano and piano
Laura Smith, oboe; Aaron Hill, English horn
Pam Beasley, soprano; John Mayhood, piano
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
8PM


11.14.2015
reprise performance of The Great Dance-Off
from From the Mahabharata Suite
choreography by Seme Jatib and Kausi Subramaniam
San Antonio, TX


11.15.2015
Mount Holyoke College Glee Club
performance of Tuttarana
MHC Glee Club & Chorale
Providence Place
Holyoke, MA
2:30PM


12.5.2015
performance of Jhula Jhule
Suliman Tekalli, violin; Suzana Bartal, piano
Firehouse 12
Brooklyn, NY


1.6.2016
performance of Perhaps
Le Train Bleu
Colin Stokes, cello
new film by Heather McCalden
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY


1.14.2016
performance of Nishani (निशानी)
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
The Academy
Boulder, CO
7PM

1.16.2014
performance of Nishani (निशानी)
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
Blue Sage Center for the Arts,
Paonia, CO
7:30PM

1.16.2016
Concerts on the Slope
performance of String Quartet (Ragamala)
Katie Hyun, Sheng Ching Hsu, violins;
Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Ben Larsen, cello
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
7:30 PM

1.24.2016
Private Event
String Quartet Listening Party
Salastina Chamber Music Society
Glendale, CA

1.30.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Harris Theatre
Chicago, IL


2.3.2014
performance of Nishani (निशानी)
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
12PM

2.4.2016
Kronos Quartet
premier of new arrangement of
N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Kronos Festival 2016 – Opening Night
SFJAZZ Center – San Francisco, CA
7:30PM


2.7.2016
Kronos Quartet
performance of new arrangement of
N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Kronos Festival 2016 – Family Concert


2.7.2016
Concerts on the Slope
performance of तसवीर (Tasveer)
Sheng Ching Hsu, violin; Eric Umble, clarinet;
Ben Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstein, piano
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
2 PM


2.10.2016
Performance of Teen Murti (तीन मुर्ति) for string orchestra
String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC)
180 Cabrini Blvd, NYC
7:30PM

2.11.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, Montana
7:30PM

2.11.2016
ACDA Eastern Division Conference
performance of Tuttarana
Mount Holyoke College Glee Club
9AM and 2:30PM

2.12.2016
ACDA Eastern Division Conference
Children of our Time – panelist
Reena Esmail, Thomas Lloyd and Steven Sametz discuss their recent choral works that were written in response to current events.
5:15PM

2.12.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Gallatin Gateway
Big Sky, Montana
event details


2.12.2016
Performance of Teen Murti (तीन मुर्ति) for string orchestra
String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC)
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NYC


2.14.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Hamilton Performing Arts Center
Hamilton, MT


2.19.2016
screening of Kalkimanathankatha (75 mins)
filmmaker, Ashish Avikunthak; music by Reena Esmail
Michelson Theater – Department of Cinema
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
5PM


2.26.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ (Canadian Premier)
Kronos: Moments in Time
Vancouver Symphony
Vancouver, BC
event details


2.28.2016
Concerts on the Slope
performance of Chuti Hui Jagah (The Space Between)
Elspeth Davis, mezzo soprano; Jordan Dodson, guitar
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
3 PM


2.28.2016
premiere of Radha
filmmaker Rupeshi Shah
music by Reena Esmail
The Secret Theater
Long Island City, NY

3.11.2016
performance of Earth Speaks
Destination: Earth
Pasadena Master Chorale
Altadena Community Church

3.11.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Rueff Room, Strand Theater
San Francisco, CA


3.12.2016
performance of Earth Speaks
Destination: Earth
Pasadena Master Chorale
Altadena Community Church

3.19.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH


4.1.2016
premier of Avartan with video
American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, conductor
Carnegie Hall
NYC
7:30 PM

4.2.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Carnegie Hall
7:30PM
event details


4.14.2016
Concerts on the Slope
performance of Silence
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
7:30 PM


4.17.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
The Villages, Florida
7PM


4.20.2016
performance of Anjuman Songs: Gol-e-Dodi
Le Train Bleu
Ransom Wilson, musical director
with new choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

4.22.2016
Shastra Performance
Chuti Hui Jagah
Reena Esmail, vocals; Payton MacDonald, marimba
and Jhula Jhule (in a new arrangement)
Aakash Mittal, saxophone and Payton MacDonald, marimba
Indian Embassy, Washington DC

4.23.2016
premier of Teen Murti, in a new arrangement for cello and string quartet
Joshua Roman, cello
Salastina Music Society: Kevin Kumar, Maia Jasper White, violins
Meredith Crawford, viola; Rainer Crosett, cello
Hear Now Festival
First Lutheran Church of Venice, Venice, CA
8 PM


4.29.2016
performance of Nishani, for unaccompanied viola d/amore
Matthew Dane, viola
with Ars Nova Singers
University of Denver
Denver, CO


4.29.2016
performance of Nishani, for unaccompanied viola d/amore
Matthew Dane, viola
with Ars Nova Singers
University of Boulder
Boulder, CO


5.7.2016
premier of Tuttarana in a new arrangement for brass quintet
Comissioned by Curtis Brass Project
Reading Terminal
Philadelphia, PA

5.8.2016
performance of Tuttarana for brass sextet
Curtis Brass Project
Steven Franklin, trumpet; Caleb Wiebe, trumpet
Eric Huckins, horn; Daniel Schwalbach, trombone
János Sutyák, trombone; Andrew Doub, tuba
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA


5.9.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ (U.K. Premiere)
Barbican Centre, London
11:30AM
event details


5.10.2016
Street Symphony Friendraiser
performance of Aali Ri (Meera/Ashwini Deshpande, arr. Reena Esmail)
Reena Esmail, vocals
Vijay Gupta, Camille Avellano violins;
Michael Larco viola, Tao Ni, cello
Beverly Hills, CA
7PM


5.13.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Bristol, England
7:30PM
event details


5.15.2016
performance of Tuttarana for brass sextet
Curtis Brass Project
Steven Franklin, trumpet; Caleb Wiebe, trumpet
Eric Huckins, horn; Daniel Schwalbach, trombone
János Sutyák, trombone; Andrew Doub, tuba
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA
5:15PM

5.14.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Saffron Hall
Essex, England
7:30PM
event details


5.15.2016
ROCO Unchambered
premier of Side By Side
Comissioned by ROCO for their two Artistic Directors
Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Suzanne LeFevre, viola
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Houston, TX

5.15.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Manchester, England
7:30PM
event details



5.17.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Leeds Howard Assembly Room
Leeds, England


5.18.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Edingburgh, Scotland
7:30PM
event details


5.20.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Basingstoke, England
7:30PM
event detail


5.21.2016
Panel discussion “Indian Culture and its Global Leverage”
Reena Esmail, Moderator
Panelists: Vinita Sud Belani, Ramesh Raskar, Prasad Kaipa, Raghu Rao
Chubb Conference Center,
Lafayette, PA
3:45PM


5.25.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Koerner Hall
Toronto, Canada

6.10.2016
performance of String Quartet (Ragamala)
Vellumsound Presents “At Home in the City”
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
8PM


6.12.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Rancho Nicasio
Nicasio, CA
7:30 PM


6.17.2016
Cultures in Harmony, American Culture project
performance of Jhula Jhule
William Harvey, violin; Stephen Ayers, piano
String Academy of Wisconsin
University of Madison, WI
7PM


6.18.2016
premier of “Even After All This Time…”
for SATB Choir – commissioned by Lindsay Pope
First Congregational Church (private event)
Wolfeboro, NH
7PM


6.21.2015
Concerts on the Slope
performance of Zinfandel
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY
8PM


6.23.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Holland Festival
7:30PM
event detail


6.23.2016
Cultures in Harmony – American Culture project
performance of Jhula Jhule
William Harvey, violin
Steven Ayers, piano
WFMT, Chicago, IL


6.25.2015
Listening to the Future Project
Pasadena Master Chorale
new choral works by high school composition students of
Shawn Kirchner and Reena Esmail

 


7.10.2016
Cultures in Harmony – American Culture project
performance of Jhula Jhule
William Harvey, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Auer Hall, Bloomington, IN


7.21.2016
Street Symphony
premier of Take What You Need
Street Symphony Chamber Singers
Colburn School Summer Encounters Program
1 PM


7.26.2016
Street Symphony
premier of Take What You Need
with Urban Voices Project
Midnight Mission, Skid Row, Los Angeles
1:30PM


8.2.2016
Street Symphony
premier of Take What You Need
Street Symphony Chamber Singers
Vijay Gupta, violin Lynwood Women’s Jail
11AM


8.7.2016
Gujarat International Film Festival
screening of Radha
original score by Reena Esmail
Bhatar Road, Surat, Gujarat, India


8.19.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Musica Viva! Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia
8:00PM
event detail


8.20.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
55th Festival de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
8:00PM
event detail


8.25.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, Austria
7:30PM
event detail


8.25.2016
performance of Aali Ri (Meera/Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, arr. Reena Esmail)
Reena Esmail, vocals (with string quartet)
Midnight Mission, Skid Row, Los Angeles
1:30PM


8.25.2016
Tuttarana (for brass quintet)
The Brass Project (from Curtis Institue of Music)
Music from Angel Fire
Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas
8PM


8.27.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Europejskie Centrum Solidarności, Gdansk, Poland
8:00PM
event detail


8.28.2016
Splntrdwood
Esmail arrangements of Munni Badnam and the West Wing opening titles (!!)
Gray Studios, North Hollywood, CA
7PM


For performances from September 2016 onwards, please visit the 2016-2017 Season page