september, 2016

04sep8:00 amTuttaranaMount Holyoke Glee Club, Lindsay Pope, conductor KUSC 91.5, Los Angeles Soul Music, with Brian Lauritzen 8AM

07sep7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Royce Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA Los Angeles, CA

10sep7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Green Center, Kresge Auditorium DePauw School of Music, Greencastle, Indiana 7:30PM

10sep7:30 pmWorld Premiere of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Royce Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA 8PM

20sep3:00 pmConcerts on the Slopeperformance of Perhaps Brooklyn NY

23sep8:00 pmKronos Quartet arrangement of N. Rajam’s ‘Raag Bhairavi’Texas Performing Arts/University of Texas at Austin 8:00PM

24sep7:30 pmperformance of AriaSaili Oak, Hindustani vocals Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller, conductor Opening Night Gala Palace Theater, Albany

24sep7:30 pmperformance of Tuttarana (new SATB arrangement)Tonality Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Hollywood 7:30PM

25sep7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Herbst Theater San Francisco, CA

29sep7:30 pmShastra Symposium 2016Reena Esmail and Payton MacDonald, Co-Artistic Directors William Paterson University Wayne, NJ


october, 2016

02oct7:00 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center Corvallis, Oregon 7PM

04oct3:00 pmConcerts 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

04oct7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Instituto National de Bellas Artes Mexico City, Mexico

14oct7:00 pmperformance of NishaniMatthew Dane, viola d’amore Harmony-in-the-Round Concert Harmony Library, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO 7PM

27oct1:30 pmperformance of Take What You NeedMessiah Project Workshop 1 Midnight Mission 1:30 PM


november, 2016

04nov7:30 pmRise 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

05nov7:30 pmRise 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

07nov7:00 pmperformance of E SafarPayton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals Shea New Music Series William Paterson University 7PM

09nov11:00 amperformance of E SafarPayton MacDonald, dhrupad vocals Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY 11AM

12nov3:00 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Salle de répétition 1 Paris, France 3PM

14nov7:30 pmTuttaranaKansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet All Faiths Chapel, KSU 7:30PM

15nov7:00 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Tansman Festival Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Łódź, Poland 7PM

16nov7:30 pmperformance of Chuti Hui JagahYaqi Zhang, mezzo soprano Joseph Ehrenpreis, guitar Newman Performing Arts Center Denver, Colorado

19nov9:15 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Bologna Jazz Festival Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, Bologna, Italy 9:15PM

20nov3:00 pmperformance of TaReKiTaUrban Voices Project Los Angeles Mission Chapel 3PM

20nov6:30 pmperformance of Vishwas (mmt 3: Testament)Orchestra Collective of Orange County, David Rentz, Conductor Jyoti Prakash, tabla

29nov1:30 pmperformance of Take What You NeedMessiah Project Workshop 3 Midnight Mission 1:30 PM


december, 2016

03dec1:30 pmComposer Spotlight on KUSC

03dec7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley 7:30 PM

04dec7:00 pmperformances of Take What You Need and TaReKiTaUrban Voices Project, Street Symphony and Lineage Dance Company Lineage Performing Arts Center Pasadena, CA 7PM

09dec1:30 pmMessiah ProjectTake What You Need and TaReKiTa Street Symphony and Urban Voices Project Midnight Mission, Skid Row Los Angeles, CA

27dec6:30 pmscreening of Radhaoriginal score by Reena Esmail Cineframe International Short Film Festival of India


january, 2017

20jan7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet La Jolla Music Society Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art 8PM

20jan8:00 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet La Jolla Music Society Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art 8PM

28jan6:30 pmscreening of Radhaoriginal score by Reena Esmail Navi Mumbai International Film Festival

28jan6:30 pmscreening of Radhaoriginal score by Reena Esmail North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival


february, 2017

02feb7:00 pmperformance of Take What You Need“Stories of Home”; Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor | St. John’s Cathedral Los Angeles, CA | 7PM

02feb7:30 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Kronos Festival 2017 SFJAZZ, San Francisco 7:30PM

02feb7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Miner Auditorium San Francisco, CA

11feb7:30 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Zankel Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, NYC 7:30 PM

18feb7:30 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Victoria Hall Geneva Switzerland

23feb6:30 pmscreening of Radhaoriginal score by Reena Esmail Seattle Asian American Film Festival


march, 2017

02mar7:00 pmworld premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for UnityYale Schola Cantorum Juilliard 415 David Hill, conductor Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center New York, NY 7PM

02mar7:00 pmworld premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity (Copy)Yale Schola Cantorum Juilliard 415 David Hill, conductor Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall Chennai, India 7PM

03mar6:30 pmscreening of Radhaoriginal score by Reena Esmail Cineframe International Short Film Festival of India

03mar7:00 pmworld premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for UnityYale Schola Cantorum Juilliard 415 David Hill, conductor Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla St. Joseph Catholic Church New Haven, CT 7PM

07mar7:30 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet The Green Space at WNYC & WQXR New York, NY

12mar6:30 pmworld premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for UnityYale Schola Cantorum Juilliard 415 David Hill, conductor Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla Baha’i Temple (Lotus Temple) Delhi, India 6:30PM

15mar7:30 pmpremiere of The Light is the SameImani Winds premiere of The Light is the Same Lied Center of Kansas 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence 7:30PM

16mar7:00 pmworld premier of This Love Between Us: Prayers for UnityYale Schola Cantorum Juilliard 415 David Hill, conductor Rabindra Goswami, sitar; Ramu Pandit, tabla National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai, India

22mar7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University Conservatory Calgary, Canada 7:30PM


april, 2017

01apr7:30 pmperformance of Chuti Hui JagahNational Sawdust Percussion Festival - Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano Ian Rosenbaum, marimba National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

02apr4:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleTekalli Duo: Suliman and Jamila Tekalli St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Falls Church, VA 4PM

04apr7:30 pmperformance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo Bogota, Columbia

05apr7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail) (Copy) (Copy) (Copy) (Copy)performance of Amrit (Kala Ramnath, arr. Reena Esmail) Kronos Quartet Teatro Colon Bogota, Columbia

21apr7:30 pmperformance of NadiyaPieces of Eight: Martha Cargo, flute; Benjamin Larsen, cello Guild Hall of Church of Saint John the Evangelist Newport, RI

29apr7:30 pmperformance 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 Bit


may, 2017

03may8:00 pmShastra Night! at the Dairyperformances 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

06may11:30 amperformance of ZinfandelLeah Kohn, bassoon MacDonald Recital Hall, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 11:30AM

14may12:30 pmperformance of Piano QuintetSheng-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

17may7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Dominion Chalmers United Church Ottowa, Canada

20may7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Cinema Teatro Chiasso Chiasso, Switzerland

21may7:30 pmperformance of Rang de BasantSophia Subbaya Vastek, piano An Die Musik Baltimore, MD


june, 2017

02jun7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival Mannes College of Music – The New School New York, NY 7PM

02jun7:30 pmperformance of Rang de BasantSophia Subbaya Vastek, piano The Parish House Concert Series Middleburg, VA

03jun7:30 pmpremier of Clarinet ConcertoShankar Tucker, clarinet Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller, conductor American Music Festival EMPAC, Albany

08jun7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet LACMA Bing Theater Los Angeles, CA

10jun7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Z Space San Francisco, CA

10jun8:00 pmpremier of SaansSalastina Music Society Maia Jasper, violin; Charlie Tyler, cello; Gideon Rubin, piano Pasadena Conservatory of Music Pasadena, CA 8PM

11jun3:00 pmwork TBDSalastina Music Society: Sounds Delicious Maia Jasper, Kevin Kumar, violins; Zach Dellinger, viola; Giovanna Moraga Clayton, cello; Saili Oak, Hindustani vocals The Perfect Bit

11jun7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Kanbar Center for the Peforming Arts San Rafael, CA

11jun7:30 pmperformance of Teen MurtiJoshua Roman, conductor Town Hall, Seattle WA

11jun8:00 pmpremier of SaansSalastina Music Society Maia Jasper, violin; Charlie Tyler, cello; Gideon Rubin, piano Santa Monica, CA 8PM


july, 2017

05jul7:30 pmperformance of Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (N Rajam, arr. Reena Esmail)Kronos Quartet Dominion Chalmers United Church Ottowa, Canada

11jul7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity Banff, Canada 7PM

21jul7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Chamber Music Northwest Portland, OR


august, 2017

03aug11:30 amperformance of TaReKiTalive performance on Raven Radio Uncommon Music Festival Sitka, AK 11:30AM

05aug7:00 pmperformance of TaReKiTalive performance on Raven Radio Uncommon Music Festival Sitka, AK 11:30AM

06aug4:00 pmperformance of TaReKiTaUncommon Music Festival Nature Music – Sitka National Historical Park Sitka, AK

09aug8:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleFestival Daniou Médiathèque “Le Champ des Mots” Brittany, France 8PM

23aug7:00 pmperformance of TuttaranaThe Brass Project Music from Angel Fire Angel Fire, NM 7PM

27aug4:00 pmperformance of The Blue Room- Concerto for Violin and OrchestraThe New Millennium Chamber Orchestra; Jim Frieman, conductor Colyn Fischer, violin First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA 4PM