september, 2014

20sep(sep 20)7:30 pm21(sep 21)11:50 pmtwo performances of CuriositySplntrDWooD Cello Trio ArtShare Los Angeles 7:30 PM


october, 2014

12oct3:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी)Matthew Dane, viola d’amore Boulder Public Library Boulder, CO

18oct4:00 pmpremier of Tuttarana for Mount Holyoke Glee ClubMount Holyoke College, Abbey Memorial Chapel 4 PM

30oct12:30 pmGuest LecturerCollege of the Holy Cross Worchester, MA 12:30PM


november, 2014

21nov11:00 amperformance of String QuartetStreet Symphony Twin Towers Correctional Facility 11 AM - I am so grateful to be involved with Street Symphony. Learn more about the incredible and important work they do here.

23nov3:00 pmperformance of Piano QuintetWarp Trio and andPlay Duo Spectrum 121 Ludlow Street #2, New York 3PM


december, 2014

01dec3:00 pm02(dec 2)11:50 pmtwo performances of Tasveer (तसवीर)Soli Chamber Ensemble 12.1: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio TX 12.2: Ruth Taylor Recital Hall on the campus of Trinity University

07dec7:00 pmPasadena Master Chorale: A Dickens Christmasfeaturing two arrangements by Reena Esmail The Holly and the Ivy, PMC Student Singers God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, PMC Student Singers and Master Chorale First United Methodist Church Pasadena, CA 7 PM

08dec7:30 pmperformance of Anjuman SongsFiona Last, English horn Kelly Hill, mezzo-soprano Molly Netter, narrator Cornelia Sommer, piano Sprague Hall, Yale University 7:30PM

11dec8:00 pmDashing Through the Showan evening of Holiday Music with The Singer and the Songwriter and Friends the set includes a new piano trio arrangement of “I Wonder as I Wander” with Alira Strings Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA 8 PM


january, 2015

17jan4:00 pmperformance of two tonesEvanna Lai, soprano Sprague Hall, Yale University 4PM

17jan4:00 pmperformance of TuttaranaMount Holyoke Glee Club & Jazz Ensembles: Philadelphia Tour Location TBD Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by the MHC Club of Philadelphia

22jan2:00 pmperformance of Jhula Jhule (झूला-झूले)Jean Laurenz, trumpet Spectrum 121 Ludlow Street #2, New York

22jan(jan 22)2:00 pm25(jan 25)11:50 pmpresentation at 2015 Composition in Asia Symposium and Festivalpresentation at 2015 Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival University of South Florida Tampa, FL

30jan2:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-Dodi from Anjuman SongsAnnie Rosen, mezzo soprano; Shunori Ramanathan, narrator Fiona Last, English horn; Paul Kerekes, piano Composers Now Festival, Opening Gala the cell, Chelsea, NYC

30jan5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Harris Theatre Chicago, IL


february, 2015

17feb7:30 pmUS Premier of ZinfandelTariq Masri, principal bassoon, ASO Alabama Symphony Chamber Series: Concert Master and Friends Brock Recital Hall, Samford University 7:30 PM

24feb7:45 pmGuest Lecturer | “The Case for New Music”“The Case for New Music” Artist Certificate Seminar Azusa Pacific University, School of Music 7:45 PM


march, 2015

28mar8:00 pmperformance of Tuttarana Mount Holyoke Glee Club & Virginia Glee Club in Concert Abbey Memorial Chapel Mount Holyoke College 8PM


april, 2015

11apr8:00 pmpremiere of Chuti Hui Jagah (छूटी हुई जगह)Annie Rosen, mezzo; Colin Davin, guitar Hindi poetry of Manav Kaul Millenials Music Festival Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC 8PM

12apr2:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी)Matthew Dane, viola d’amore Studio 101, Houston TX River Oaks Chamber Orchestra 5PM

18apr8:00 pmperformance of Tuttarana (Copy)Mount Holyoke Glee Club & Jazz Ensembles: Philadelphia Tour Location TBD Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by the MHC Club of Philadelphia

26apr2:00 pmFirst Annual Shastra Festivala showcase of unique crossover works that draw from the great musical traditions of India and the West Reena Esmail and Payton MacDonald, Artistic Directors will include the New York premier of String Quartet (Ragamala) (le) poisson rouge, nyc 4PM-10PM


may, 2015

17may2:00 pmFestival Daniou Preview Concertperformance of String Quartet (Ragamala), mmt I Rebecca Anderson, Jennifer Liu; violin Daniel Lee; viola Nicholas Finch; cello NYC 2PM


june, 2015

03jun(jun 3)2:30 pm14(jun 14)5:30 pmFrom the Mahabharata original music by Reena Esmail Performed by SOLI Chamber Ensemble AtticRep, San Antonio TX W/Th/F/Sa: 8PM, Su: 2:30PM

25jun4:00 pmListening to the Future ProjectPasadena Master Chorale new choral works by high school composition students of Shawn Kirchner and Reena Esmail

29junAll Daybroadcast of Teen Murti on Performance Todayrecorded by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

29jun2:00 pmPremier of new concert-length work Earth SpeaksCommissioned by the Pasadena Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Arts Council


august, 2015

01aug2:00 pmFestival Daniou Concert #1 – Underground at the Galerie Vue Sur MerFestival Daniou Concert #1 – Underground at the Galerie Vue Sur Mer European Premiere of String Quartet (Ragamala)

08aug2:00 pmFestival Daniou Concert #3 – Cultural and Political Frontiersperformance of String Quartet (Ragamala), mmt I Rebecca Anderson, Jennifer Liu; violin Daniel Lee; viola Nicholas Finch; cello NYC 2PM

08aug7:30 pmperformance of a new arrangement of Munni Badnam for three cellosSplntrDWooD Cello Trio ArtShare Los Angeles 7:30 PM