2016-2017 Season

9.4.2016
Tuttarana
Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Lindsay Pope, conductor
KUSC 91.5, Los Angeles
Soul Music, with Brian Lauritzen
8AM


9.10.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Green Center, Kresge Auditorium
DePauw School of Music, Greencastle, Indiana
7:30PM


9.23.2016
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’
Texas Performing Arts/University of Texas at Austin
8:00PM
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9.24.2016
performance of Aria
Saili Oak, Hindustani vocals
Albany Symphony Orchestra
David Alan Miller, conductor
Opening Night Gala
Palace Theater, Albany


9.24.2016
performance of Tuttarana (new SATB arrangement)
Tonality
Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Hollywood
7:30PM


9.25.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Herbst Theater
San Francisco, CA


9.29.2016 – 10.1-2016
Shastra Symposium 2016
Reena Esmail and Payton MacDonald, Co-Artistic Directors
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ


10.2.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center
Corvallis, Oregon
7PM


10.4.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Instituto National de Bellas Artes
Mexico City, Mexico


10.7.2016
World Premiere of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Royce Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA
8PM


10.7.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Royce Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA


10.14.2016
performance of Nishani
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
Harmony-in-the-Round Concert
Harmony Library, Front Range Community College,
Fort Collins, CO
7PM


10.27.2016
performance of Take What You Need
Messiah Project Workshop 1
Midnight Mission
1:30 PM


11.4.2016
Rise Up!
premier of I Rise: Women in Song
for womens’ chorus, string orchestra, flute and harp
Dolce Women’s Ensemble, Lehigh University
Sun Min Lee, conductor


11.5.2016
Rise Up!
premier of I Rise: Women in Song
for womens’ chorus, string orchestra, flute and harp
Dolce Women’s Ensemble, Lehigh University
Sun Min Lee, conductor


11.7.2016
performance of E Safar
Payton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals
Shea New Music Series
William Paterson University
7PM


11.9.2016
performance of E Safar
Payton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
11AM


11.12.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Salle de répétition 1
Paris, France
3PM


11.14.2016
Tuttarana
Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet
All Faiths Chapel, KSU
7:30PM


11.15.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Tansman Festival
Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Łódź, Poland
7PM


11.16.2016
performance of Chuti Hui Jagah
Yaqi Zhang, mezzo soprano
Joseph Ehrenpreis, guitar
Newman Performing Arts Center
Denver, Colorado


11.19.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Bologna Jazz Festival
Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, Bologna, Italy
9:15PM


11.20.2016
performance of TaReKiTa
Urban Voices Project
Los Angeles Mission Chapel
3PM


11.20.2016
performance of Vishwas (mmt 3: Testament)
Orchestra Collective of Orange County, David Rentz, Conductor
Jyoti Prakash, tabla
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd
6:30PM


11.29.2016
performance of Take What You Need
Messiah Project Workshop 3
Midnight Mission
1:30 PM


12.3.2016
Composer Spotlight on KUSC
listen to the archive of the episode here

 


12.3.2016
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
7:30 PM


12.4.2016
performances of Take What You Need
and TaReKiTa
Urban Voices Project, Street Symphony and Lineage Dance Company
Lineage Performing Arts Center
Pasadena, CA
7PM


12.9.2016
Messiah Project
Take What You Need and TaReKiTa
Street Symphony and Urban Voices Project
Midnight Mission, Skid Row
Los Angeles, CA


1.20.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
La Jolla Music Society
Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art
8PM


1.20.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
La Jolla Music Society
Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art
8PM


2.2.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Kronos Festival 2017
SFJAZZ, San Francisco
7:30PM


2.2.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA


2.11.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Zankel Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, NYC
7:30 PM


2.18.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Victoria Hall
Geneva Switzerland


2.23.2017
screening of Radha
original score by Reena Esmail
Seattle Asian American Film Festival


3.2.2017
world premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard 415
David Hill, conductor
Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY
7PM


3.3.2017
world premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard 415
David Hill, conductor
Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla
St. Joseph Catholic Church
New Haven, CT
7PM


3.7.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
The Green Space at WNYC & WQXR
New York, NY


3.12.2017
world premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard 415
David Hill, conductor
Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla
Baha’i Temple (Lotus Temple)
Delhi, India
6:30PM


3.15.2017
Imani Winds
premiere of The Light is the Same
Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence
7:30PM


3.16.2017
world premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard 415
David Hill, conductor
Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla
National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
Mumbai, India
7PM


3.19.2017
world premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard 415
David Hill, conductor
Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla
Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall
Chennai, India
7PM


3.22.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University Conservatory
Calgary, Canada
7:30PM


4.1.2017
National Sawdust Percussion Festival
performance of Chuti Hui Jagah
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Ian Rosenbaum, marimba
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY


4.2.2017
performance of Jhula Jhule
Tekalli Duo: Suliman and Jamila Tekalli
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Falls Church, VA
4PM

4.4.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Bogota, Columbia


4.5.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Teatro Colon
Bogota, Columbia


4.8.2016
performance of E Safar
Payton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals
TEDxBozeman
Bozeman, MT
2:30PM


4.19.2017
performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Library, The Battery
San Francisco, CA


4.21.2017
performance of Nadiya
Pieces of Eight: Martha Cargo, flute; Benjamin Larsen, cello
Guild Hall of Church of Saint John the Evangelist
Newport, RI
7:30PM


4.29.2017
performance of String Quartet (mmt1)
Salastina Music Society: Sounds Delicious
Maia Jasper, Kevin Kumar, violins; Zach Dellinger, viola;
Giovanna Moraga Clayton, cello; Saili Oak, Hindustani vocals
The Perfect Bite — Glendale, CA
6PM


5.3.2017
Shastra Night! at the Dairy
performances of Jhula Jhule (Conor Brown, clarinet), E Safar (Payton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals) and Nishani (Matthew Dane, viola d’amore)
Dairy Arts Center
Boulder, CO
8PM


5.6.2017
performance of Zinfandel
Leah Kohn, bassoon
MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
11:30AM


5.7.2017
performance of Rang de Basant
Sophia Subbaya Vastek, piano
The Parish House Concert Series
Middleburg, VA


5.14.2017
performance of Piano Quintet
Sheng-Ching Hsu, Yue Sun, violins; Carrie Frey, viola;
Benjamin Larsen, cello Ava Nazar, piano
Concerts on the Slope
Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin
New York, NY
12:30PM


5.20.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Cinema Teatro Chiasso
Chiasso, Switzerland


5.21.2017
performance of Rang de Basant
Sophia Subbaya Vastek, piano
An Die Musik
Baltimore, MD


5.25.2017
selections from I Rise: Women in Song
Dolce Women’s Ensemble of Lehigh University
Church of Los Santos Martires
Malaga, Spain
8:30PM


5.27.2017
selections from I Rise: Women in Song
Dolce Women’s Ensemble of Lehigh University
Iglesia de la Anunciación
Sevilla, Spain
9PM


6.2.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival
Mannes College of Music – The New School (more info)
New York, NY
7PM

6.3.2017
performance of The Blue Room – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
New Millennium Chamber Orchestra; Jim Frieman, conductor
Colyn Fischer, violin
Transfiguration Episcopal Church​
San Mateo, CA
4PM


6.3.2017
premier of Clarinet Concerto
Shankar Tucker, clarinet
Albany Symphony Orchestra
David Alan Miller, conductor
American Music Festival
EMPAC, Albany

6.8.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
LACMA Bing Theater
Los Angeles, CA


6.10.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Z Space
San Francisco, CA


6.10.2017

performance of TaReKiTa
Zanaida Robles, conductor
Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica


6.10.2017
premier of Saans
Salastina Music Society
Maia Jasper, violin; Charlie Tyler, cello; Gideon Rubin, piano
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Pasadena, CA
8PM


6.11.2017
premier of Saans
Salastina Music Society
Maia Jasper, violin; Charlie Tyler, cello; Gideon Rubin, piano
Santa Monica, CA
8PM


6.11.2017
work TBD
Salastina Music Society
Villa Aurora
Pacific Palisades, CA
3PM

6.11.2017
performance of Teen Murti
Joshua Roman, conductor
Town Hall, Seattle WA

6.11.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Kanbar Center for the Peforming Arts
San Rafael, CA


7.5.2017
performance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)
Kronos Quartet
Dominion Chalmers United Church
Ottowa, Canada


7.11.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity (more info)
Banff, Canada
7PM

7.21.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest (more info)
Portland, OR

8.3.2017
performance of TaReKiTa
live performance on Raven Radio
Uncommon Music Festival
Sitka, AK
11:30AM


8.5.2017
performance of TaReKiTa
Uncommon Music Festival
St. Peter’s by-the-sea Episcopal Church
Sitka, AK
7PM


8.6.2017
performance of TaReKiTa
Uncommon Music Festival
Nature Music – Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka, AK
4PM


8.9.2017
performance of Jhula Jhule
Festival Daniou
Médiathèque “Le Champ des Mots”
Brittany, France
8PM


8.23.2017
performance of Tuttarana
The Brass Project
Music from Angel Fire
Angel Fire, NM
7PM


8.27.2017
performance of The Blue Room- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra; Jim Frieman, conductor
Colyn Fischer, violin
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
4PM


9.5.2017
performance of Jhula Jhule
Galit Kaunitz, oboe
Ellen Elder, piano
Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
7:30PM

10.2.2017
performance of Tuttarana
Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet
Carlsen Center, Overland Park, KS
12PM

11.16.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
University of St. Thomas (more info)
St. Paul, MN
8PM

12.2017
Yale Camerata
premier of new work for SATB Chorus
Yale University
New Haven, CT


12.1.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Middlebury College, Robison Hall (more info)
Middlebury, VT
8PM

12.1.2017
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Ball State University, Sursa Performance Hall (more info)
Muncie, IN
7:30PM

12.9.2017
premiere of Ritual
Swarthmore College Garnet Singers
Joseph Gregorio, conductor
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
3PM


1.28.2018
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Scheide Music Center, Gault Recital Hall (more info)
Wooster, OH
3PM

2.9.2018
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
University of Chicago, Logan Center (more info)
Chicago, IL
7:30PM

3.11.2018
world premier of Avaaz
Chicago Sinfonietta (more info)
Wentz Concert Hall
Naperville, IL
3PM


4.11.2018
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Rockefeller University (more info)
New York, NY
7:30PM