september, 2015

11sep8:00 pmPerformance of String Quartet(collaboration with Yale School of Art students)

12sep7:00 pmSalastina Chamber Music Societyperformance of String Quartet American Composers Forum – LA Presents New Music Los Angeles Clausen Recital Hall, Los Angeles City College 7PM

12sep7:00 pmSalastina Chamber Music Society – Performance of String QuartetColburn School, Thayer Hall Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 8PM

19sep4:00 pmnew string quartet arrangements of Bollywood songsPittsburgh Cultural Trust Gala Pittsburgh, PA 8PM

19sep5:30 pmSurShyamRaag Bhimpalas Reena Esmail, Hindustani Vocals Hawthorne, CA 5:30PM

26sep7:30 pmPasadena Master Chorale - High|Low performance of Ave MariaAltadena Community Church Altadena, CA 7:30PM

27sep11:00 amSalastina Chamber Music Societyannual fundraiser concert performance of String Quartet, mmt 1 Pasadena, CA 11AM

27sep4:00 pmPasadena Master Chorale - High|Low performance of Ave MariaAltadena Community Church Altadena, CA 4PM


october, 2015

15oct7:00 pmSONiC 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

25oct4:00 pmMount Holyoke College Glee Club - performance of Tuttaranaannual fundraiser concert performance of String Quartet, mmt 1 Pasadena, CA 11AM


november, 2015

09nov8:00 pmpremier of two tonesin 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

15nov2:30 pmMount Holyoke College Glee Club performance of TuttaranaMHC Glee Club & Chorale Providence Place Holyoke, MA 2:30PM


december, 2015

05dec7:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleSuliman Tekalli, violin; Suzana Bartal, piano | Firehouse 12 | Brooklyn, NY


january, 2016

06jan7:00 pmperformance of PerhapsLe Train Bleu Colin Stokes, cello new film by Heather McCalden National Sawdust Brooklyn, NY

14jan7:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी)Matthew Dane, viola d’amore The Academy Boulder, CO 7PM

16jan3:00 pmConcerts 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

16jan7:30 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी)Matthew Dane, viola d’amore Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia, CO 7:30PM


february, 2016

03feb12:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी)Matthew Dane, viola d’amore University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 12PM

04feb7:30 pmKronos Quartetpremier of new arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ Kronos Festival 2016 – Opening Night SFJAZZ Center – San Francisco, CA 7:30PM

07feb2:00 pmConcerts 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

07feb5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)performance of new arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ Kronos Festival 2016 – Family Concert

10feb7:30 pmPerformance of Teen Murti (तीन मुर्ति) for string orchestraString Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) 180 Cabrini Blvd, NYC 7:30PM

11feb9:00 amACDA Eastern Division ConferenceMount Holyoke College Glee Club 9AM and 2:30PM

11feb5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, Montana 7:30PM

12feb5:15 pmACDA Eastern Division ConferenceChildren 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

12feb5:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Gallatin Gateway Big Sky, Montana

12feb7:00 pmPerformance of Teen Murti (तीन मुर्ति) for string orchestraPerformance of Teen Murti (तीन मुर्ति) for string orchestra

14feb5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Hamilton Performing Arts Center Hamilton, MT

19feb5:00 pmscreening of Kalkimanathankatha (75 mins)filmmaker, Ashish Avikunthak; music by Reena Esmail Michelson Theater – Department of Cinema NYU Tisch School of the Arts 5PM

26feb5:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ (Canadian Premier)Kronos: Moments in Time Vancouver Symphony Vancouver, BC

28feb2:00 pmConcerts 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

28feb4:00 pmpremiere of Radhafilmmaker Rupeshi Shah music by Reena Esmail The Secret Theater Long Island City, NY


march, 2016

11mar4:00 pmPasadena Master Chorale - performance of Earth SpeaksAltadena Community Church Altadena, CA 4PM

11mar4:00 pmPasadena Master Chorale - performance of Earth SpeaksDestination: Earth Pasadena Master Chorale Altadena Community Church

11mar4:00 pmreprise performance of The Great Dance-OffAltadena Community Church Altadena, CA 4PMfrom From the Mahabharata Suite choreography by Seme Jatib and Kausi Subramaniam San Antonio, TX

11mar4:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleSuliman Tekalli, violin; Suzana Bartal, piano Firehouse 12 Brooklyn, NY

11mar5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Rueff Room, Strand Theater San Francisco, CA

19mar5:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Cincinnati Music Hall Cincinnati, OH


april, 2016

01apr7:30 pmpremier of Avartan with videoAmerican Composers Orchestra George Manahan, conductor Carnegie Hall NYC 7:30 PM

02apr7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Kronos Quartet Harris Theatre Chicago, IL

08apr7:30 pmperformance of E SafarPayton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals TEDxBozeman Bozeman, MT 2:30PM

14apr7:30 pmConcerts on the Slope | performance of SilenceSt. John’s Episcopal Church 139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY 7:30 PM

20apr7:00 pmperformance of Anjuman Songs: Gol-e-DodiLe Train Bleu Ransom Wilson, musical director with new choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

22apr4:00 pmShastra PerformanceChuti 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

23apr8:00 pmpremier of Teen Murti, in a new arrangement for cello and string quartetJoshua 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

29apr7:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी) for unaccompanied viola d/amoreMatthew Dane, viola d’amore The Academy Boulder, CO 7PM | Matthew Dane, viola with Ars Nova Singers University of Denver Denver, CO

29apr7:00 pmperformance of Nishani (निशानी) for unaccompanied viola d/amoreMatthew Dane, viola with Ars Nova Singers University of Boulder Boulder, CO


may, 2016

07may7:00 pmpremier of Tuttarana in a new arrangement for brass quintetComissioned by Curtis Brass Project Reading Terminal Philadelphia, PA

08may7:00 pmperformance of Tuttarana for brass sextetCurtis 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

09may11:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ (U.K. Premiere)Barbican Centre, London 11:30AM

10may7:00 pmStreet 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

13may7:30 pmKronos Quartet arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Bristol, England 7:30PM

14may7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Saffron Hall Essex, England 7:30PM

15may4:00 pmROCO Unchamberedpremier of Side By Side Comissioned by ROCO for their two Artistic Directors Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Suzanne LeFevre, viola River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Houston, TX

15may5:15 pmperformance of Tuttarana for brass sextetCurtis 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

15may7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’ Manchester, England 7:30PM

17may7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Leeds Howard Assembly Room Leeds, England

18may7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Edingburgh, Scotland 7:30PM

20may7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Basingstoke, England 7:30PM

21may3:45 pmPanel 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

25may7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Koerner Hall Toronto, Canada


june, 2016

10jun8:00 pmperformance of String Quartet (Ragamala)Vellumsound Presents “At Home in the City” Boston Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA 8PM

12jun7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Rancho Nicasio Nicasio, CA 7:30 PM

17jun7:00 pmCultures in Harmony, American Culture project | performance of Jhula JhuleWilliam Harvey, violin; Stephen Ayers, piano String Academy of Wisconsin University of Madison, WI 7PM

17jun7:00 pmCultures in Harmony, American Culture project | performance of Jhula JhuleWilliam Harvey, violin Cory Smythe, piano Auer Hall, Bloomington, IN

18jun7:00 pmpremier of “Even After All This Time…”for SATB Choir – commissioned by Lindsay Pope First Congregational Church (private event) Wolfeboro, NH 7PM

21jun8:00 pmConcerts on the Slope | performance of ZinfandelSt. John’s Episcopal Church 139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn NY 8PM

23jun7:00 pmCultures in Harmony – American Culture project | performance of Jhula JhuleWilliam Harvey, violin Steven Ayers, piano WFMT, Chicago, IL

23jun7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Holland Festival 7:30PM


august, 2016

02aug11:00 amStreet Symphony | premier of Take What You NeedStreet Symphony Chamber Singers Vijay Gupta, violin Lynwood Women’s Jail 11AM

07aug4:00 pmGujarat International Film Festivalscreening of Radha original score by Reena Esmail Bhatar Road, Surat, Gujarat, India

19aug8:00 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Musica Viva! Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia 8:00PM

20aug8:00 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’55th Festival de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain 8:00PM

25aug1:30 pmperformance of Aali Ri (Meera/Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, arr. Reena Esmail)Reena Esmail, vocals (with string quartet) Midnight Mission, Skid Row, Los Angeles 1:30PM

25aug7:30 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, Austria 7:30PM

25aug8:00 pmTuttarana (for brass quintet)Altadena Community Church Altadena, CA 4PM

27aug8:00 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Europejskie Centrum Solidarności, Gdansk, Poland 8:00PM

28aug7:00 pmSplntrdwoodEsmail arrangements of Munni Badnam and the West Wing opening titles (!!) Gray Studios, North Hollywood, CA 7PM