2017-2018 Season 2018-07-11T15:21:10+00:00
9.5.2017
performance of Jhula Jhule
Galit Kaunitz, oboe
Ellen Elder, piano
Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
7:30PM

9.9.2017
performance of Take What You Need
Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows: Reena Esmail, De Nichols, Hakim Bellamy, vocals; Vijay Gupta, violin; Katie Wyatt, viola
Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center
Washington DC
7PM

9.14.2017
performance of Take What You Need
Reena Esmail, vocals
Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable
Sundance Mountain Resort; Sundance, UT
8PM

9.24.2017
performance of Tasveer
Music From Copland House
Merestead, NY
2PM

9.26.2017
performance of Nishani
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
Watkins Hall, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
7PM

9.27.2017
performance of Nishani
Matthew Dane, viola d’amore
Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
8PM

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

10.3.2017
performance of Jhula Jhule
Panic Duo: Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nic Gerpe, piano
CalArts
Santa Clarita, CA
7PM

10.7.2017
performance of This Love Between Us (excerpts)
Rajib Karmakar, sitar; Neel Agrawal, tabla
“Put Your Guns Down”: Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor
St. John’s Cathedral
Los Angeles, CA
7PM

10.19.2017
Doctor of Musical Arts, Degree Recital – Yale School of Music
performances of Tuttarana, Nadiya, Chuti Hui Jagah, This Love Between Us (excerpts), I Rise: Women in Song (excerpt) and Take What You Need
Featuring: Benjamin Larsen, cello; Evanna Lai, mezzo-soprano; Liliya Ugay, piano choir from the Institute of Sacred Music; Addy Sterrett, Liz Hanna, sopranos; Antonia Chandler, Bradley Sharpe, altos; Wonhee Lim, Will Watson, tenors; Will Doreza, Charles Littlewood, basses; Joseph Kemper, conductor and special guests: Morse Chorale, from Yale Music in Schools Initiative, Stephanie Tubiolo Fistonich, director.  More information

 


10.21.2017
performance of Side by Side
Maia Jasper, violin; Michele Gasworth, viola
Salastina Music Society: Sounds Delicious Series “Beautifully California”
with chef Becky Reams — Bocca Restaurant
Venice, CA
7PM

11.7.2017
performance of Tuttarana
UNT University Singers; Lindsay Pope Gregory, conductor
Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
8PM

11.9.2017
performance of Nadiya
Pieces of Eight: Izzy Gleicher, flute; Benjamin Larsen, cello
Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Holy Virgin
New York, NY
7:30PM

11.11.2017
performance of Nadiya
Dyad: Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Leah Kohn, bassoon
San Fernando Cultural Arts Center
Northridge, CA
7PM

11.13.2017
panelist at opening event for Colburn School Community Engagement Week
with Eric Whitacre and Sam Bodkin (Groupmuse)
Zipper Auditorium, Colburn School
Los Angeles, CA
4PM

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

11.19.2017
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
5230 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA
6:000PM

11.28.2017
Guest Lecturer
“Intersections Between Hindustani and WesterArt Music in the Work of Reena Esmail”
Hale Library,
Kansas State University
3PM

11.29.2017
All-Esmail concert
performances of Chardonnay, Jhula Jhule, Perhaps, Anjuman Songs, Take What You Need
and premier of new suite for Brass quintet, Khirkiyaan
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
7PM

11.30.2017
premier of Khirkiyaan (Windows): Three Transformations for Brass Quintet
KSU Faculty Brass Quintet
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
7PM

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

12.2.2017
performance of Take What You Need
“Stories of Home”; Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor
St. John’s Cathedral
Los Angeles, CA
7PM

12.4.2017
performance of Munni Badnam (arr. Esmail, for three cellos)
Town Music: A Cello Conspiracy with Joshua Roman
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Seattle, WA
7:30PM

12.8.2017
performance of Take What You Need (short version)
The Messiah Project
Vijay Gupta, violin; Street Symphony, Urban Voices Project
Midnight Mission, Downtown Los Angeles
2PM

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


1.7.2018
performance of This Love Between Us (excerpts)
“Put Your Guns Down”: Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor
Saili Oak, Hindustani vocals; Robin Sukhadia, tabla
Los Angeles, CA
7PM


1.11.2018
Music Talks with Reena Esmail
100 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA
7PM

1.19.2018
Featured Composer Presentation
Composition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival
USF School of Music
Barness Recital Hall
Tampa, FL
3PM

1.21.2018
performance of Rang de Basant
Chatter ABQ
1512 First STreet NW
Albuquerque, NM
10:30AM

1.21.2018
Performance of Jhula Jhule
Composition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival
USF School of Music
Barness Recital Hall
Tampa, FL

1.21.2018
Performance of Saans
Composition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival
USF School of Music
Barness Recital Hall
Tampa, FL

1.23.2018
And Still We Rise: Women of Color Creating Community through the Arts
A Conversation with Women of Color Arts Leaders
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
Doheny Memorial Library 240
Los Angeles, CA
3:30PM

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

2.1.2018
An Evening of Contemporary Music
The New Music Consortium at USF
Barness Recital Hall
USF School of Music
7:30PM

2.6.2018
performance of Rang de Basant
Sophia Subbaya Vastek
Church of the Epiphany
Washington DC
12PM

2.6.2018
Guest Composer Presentation
Creating Equitable Spaces Through Music
Smith College Department of Music
Earle Recital Hall
Northampton, MA
5PM

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

2.16.2018
performance of N. Rajam (arr. Reena Esmail) / Dadra in Raga Bhairavi
Imani Winds
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhab
The Red Theater
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4PM

2.16.2018
Reena Esmail/Saili Oak Concert
American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi , India
6PM

2.18.2018
performance of Jhula Jhule
Panic Duo: Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nic Gerpe, piano
Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Pasadena, CA

2.18.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
Monk Space
4414 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
3PM

2.20.2018
performance of Munni Badnam
Joshua Roman’s Cello Conspiracy Concert Broadcast
Live Stream
7:30PM

3.3.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, CA
2PM

3.3.2018
performance of The Light is the Same
Imani Winds
Brown County Civic Music Association
De Pere, WI

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


3.11.2018
world premier of #MeToo
Chicago Sinfonietta (more info)
Hear Me Roar
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL
3PM


3.12.2018
world premier of #MeToo
Chicago Sinfonietta (more info)
Hear Me Roar
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
7:30PM


3.12.2018
Panelist
Hear Me Roar: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Leadership
Chicago, IL
5:30PM

3.18.2018
performance of Jhula Jhule
New School of Music
Cambridge, MA


3.25.2018
performance of Kabhi Kabhi and Zara Zara (arr. Reena Esmail)
Atoka Strings
Buchanan Hall
Upperville, VA
4PM

4.7.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Julie DeBoer, mezzo; Christa Garvey, English horn;
Nicholas Phillips, piano; Hannah Kennedy, narrator
Ashland Chamber Society
Presbyterian Congregational Church
Ashland, WI
7:30PM

4.8.2018
Guest Composer Vocal Chamber Music Concert
Performances of I Rise: Women in Song
Smith College Department of Music
Sweeney Concert Hall
Northampton, MA
3PM

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

4.19.2018
performance of Tasveer
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Eric Umble, clarinet;
Benjamin Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstien, piano
219 Park Row
New York, NY
7:30PM

4.20.2018
Smith College Spring Orchestra Concert
Performance of Aria
Saili Oak, Vocals; Lorena Vergara Castillo, conductor
Smith College Department of Music
Sweeney Concert Hall
Northampton, MA
8PM

4.22.2018
performance of Tasveer
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Eric Umble, clarinet;
Benjamin Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstien, piano
Miami,FL
7:30PM

4.29.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Julie DeBoer, mezzo; Christa Garvey, English horn;
Nicholas Phillips, piano; Hannah Kennedy, narrator
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Phillips Recital Hall
Eau Claire, WI
5PM

5.3.2018
performance of Ragamala
Face The Music Festival
with Brooklyn Raga Massive
New York, New York
7PM

5.8.2018
Kronos Quartet
arrangement of K. Ramanth’s Amrit
Elbphilharmonie Gober Saal
Hamburg, Germany
8:000PM

5.20.2018
performance of Vishwas
Orchestra Collective of Orange County
David Rentz, conductor


6.2.2018
new work for Albany Symphony and Saili Oak (Hindustani vocals)
American Music Festival
EMPAC
Troy, NY
7:30PM


6.15.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA
7:30PM

6.16.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
First Lutheran Church & School
2900 W. Carson Street
Torrance, CA
3:000PM

6.17.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
Greystone Mansion
905 Loma Vista Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
2:000PM

6.30.2018
performance of The Light is the Same
Oregon Bach Festival
Imani Winds
Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
7:30PM

7.21.2018
performance of Gul-e-Dodi
Helix Collective
L.A. Stories
Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

4.14.2019
new work for Richmond Symphony
Influence of the World: The Tucker-Boatwright Concert
Steven Smith, conductor
Carpenter Theatre
3PM