2017-2018 Season – Reena Esmail

september, 2017

05sep7:30 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleGalit Kaunitz, oboe | Ellen Elder, piano | Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi | Hattiesburg, MS | 7:30PM

09sep9:00 pm12:00 amperformance of Take What You NeedReena Esmail, De Nichols, Hakim Bellamy, vocals; Vijay Gupta, violin; Katie Wyatt, viola

14sep8:00 pmperformance of Take What You NeedReena Esmail, vocals Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable

24sep2:00 pmperformance of TasveerMusic From Copland House Merestead, NY

26sep7:00 pmperformance of NishaniMatthew Dane, viola d’amore Watkins Hall, University of Michigan

27sep8:00 pm12:00 amPerformance of NishaniReena Esmail, Matthew Dane, viola d’amore

october, 2017

02oct12:00 pmperformance of TuttaranaKansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet

03oct7:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhulePanic Duo: Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nic Gerpe, piano

07oct7:00 pmperformance of This Love Between Us (excerpts)Rajib Karmakar, sitar; Neel Agrawal, tabla “Put Your Guns Down”: Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor

19oct7:00 pmDoctor of Musical Arts, Degree Recital – Yale School of Musicperformances of Tuttarana, Nadiya, Chuti Hui Jagah, This Love Between Us (excerpts), I Rise: Women in Song (excerpt) and Take What You Need

21oct7:00 pmperformance of Side by SideMaia Jasper, violin; Michele Gasworth, viola

november, 2017

07nov8:00 pmperformance of TuttaranaUNT University Singers; Lindsay Pope Gregory, conductor

09nov7:30 pmperformance of NadiyaPieces of Eight: Izzy Gleicher, flute; Benjamin Larsen, cello

11nov7:00 pmperformance of NadiyaDyad: Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Leah Kohn, bassoon

13nov8:00 pmpanelist at opening event for Colburn School Community Engagement Weekwith Eric Whitacre and Sam Bodkin (Groupmuse)

16nov8:00 pmperformance of The Light is the Same

19nov6:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective

28nov3:00 pmGuest Lecturer“Intersections Between Hindustani and WesterArt Music in the Work of Reena Esmail”

29nov7:00 pmAll-Esmail concertperformances of Chardonnay, Jhula Jhule, Perhaps, Anjuman Songs, Take What You Need and premier of new suite for Brass quintet, Khirkiyaan

30nov7:00 pmpremier of Khirkiyaan (Windows): Three Transformations for Brass QuintetKSU Faculty Brass Quintet

december, 2017

01dec7:00 pmYale Camerata | premier of new work for SATB ChorusYale University | New Haven, CT

01dec7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds | Ball State University, Sursa Performance Hall | Muncie, IN 7:30PM

01dec8:00 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds | Middlebury College, Robison Hall | Middlebury, VT | 8PM

02dec7:00 pmperformance of Take What You Need“Stories of Home”; Tonality, Alexander Lloyd Blake, conductor | St. John’s Cathedral Los Angeles, CA | 7PM

04dec7:30 pmperformance of Munni Badnam (arr. Esmail, for three cellos)Town Music: A Cello Conspiracy with Joshua Roman

08dec2:00 pmperformance of Take What You Need (short version)The Messiah Project | Vijay Gupta, violin; Street Symphony, Urban Voices Project | Midnight Mission, Downtown Los Angeles | 2PM

08dec3:00 pmpremiere of RitualSwarthmore College Garnet Singers | Joseph Gregorio, conductor | Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College | Swarthmore, PA | 3PM

january, 2018

07jan(jan 7)9:00 pm09sep(sep 9)12:00 amperformance 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

11jan7:00 pmMusic Talks with Reena Esmail100 North Hill Avenue Pasadena, CA 7pm

19jan3:00 pmFeatured Composer PresentationComposition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival

21jan10:30 amperformance of Rang de BasantChatter ABQ 1512 First STreet NW Albuquerque, NM 10:30AM

21jan3:00 pmPerformance of Jhula JhuleComposition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival

21jan3:00 pmPerformance of SaansComposition in Asia: 2nd International Symposium and Festival

23jan3:30 amAnd Still We Rise: Women of Color Creating Community through the ArtsChatter ABQ 1512 First STreet NW Albuquerque, NM 10:30AM

28jan3:00 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Scheide Music Center, Gault Recital Hall (more info) Wooster, OH 3PM

february, 2018

01feb7:30 pmAn Evening of Contemporary MusicThe New Music Consortium at USF

06feb12:00 pmperformance of Rang de BasantSophia Subbaya Vastek Church of the Epiphany Washington DC 12PM

06feb5:00 pmGuest Composer PresentationCreating Equitable Spaces Through Music Smith College Department of Music Earle Recital Hall Northampton, MA 5PM

09feb7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds University of Chicago, Logan Center (more info) Chicago, IL 7:30PM

16feb4:00 pmperformance of N. Rajam (arr. Reena Esmail) / Dadra in Raga BhairaviImani Winds The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhab The Red Theater Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 4PM

16feb6:00 pmReena Esmail/Saili Oak ConcertAmerican Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg New Delhi , India 6PM

18feb3:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-Dodiperformance of Gul-e-Dodi Helix Collective Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 3PM

18feb3:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhulePanic Duo: Pasha Tseitlin, violin; Nic Gerpe, piano Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music Pasadena, CA

20feb7:30 pmperformance of Munni BadnamJoshua Roman’s Cello Conspiracy Concert Broadcast Live Stream 7:30PM

march, 2018

03mar10:30 amperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Brown County Civic Music Association De Pere, WI

03mar2:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective L.A. Stories 1601 W Mountain St Glendale, CA 2PM

11mar3:00 pmworld premier of AvaazChicago Sinfonietta Wentz Concert Hall Naperville, IL 3PM

11mar3:00 pmworld premier of #MeTooChicago Sinfonietta Wentz Concert Hall Naperville, IL 3PM

12mar5:30 pmPanelistHear Me Roar: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Leadership Chicago, IL 5:30PM

12mar7:30 pmworld premier of #MeTooChicago Sinfonietta - Hear Me Roar Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 7:30PM

18mar3:00 pmperformance of Jhula JhuleNew School of Music Cambridge, MA

25mar4:00 pmperformance of Kabhi Kabhi and Zara Zara (arr. Reena Esmail)Atoka Strings Buchanan Hall Upperville, VA 4PM

april, 2018

07apr7:30 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiJulie DeBoer, mezzo; Christa Garvey, English horn; Nicholas Phillips, piano; Hannah Kennedy, narrator

08apr3:00 pmGuest Composer Vocal Chamber Music Concert | Performances of I Rise: Women in SongSmith College Department of Music | Sweeney Concert Hall | Northampton, MA | 3PM

11apr7:30 amperformance of The Light is the SameImani Winds Rockefeller University (more info) New York, NY 7:30PM

14apr3:00 pmnew work for Richmond SymphonyInfluence of the World: The Tucker-Boatwright Concert Steven Smith, conductor Carpenter Theatre 3PM

19apr7:30 pmperformance of TasveerSheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Eric Umble, clarinet; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstien, piano 219 Park Row New York, NY 7:30PM

20apr8:00 pmPerformance of AriaSaili Oak, Vocals; Lorena Vergara Castillo, conductor Smith College Department of Music

22apr7:30 pmperformance of TasveerSheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Eric Umble, clarinet; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Daniel Epstien, piano Miami,FL 7:30PM

29apr3:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiJulie DeBoer, mezzo; Christa Garvey, English horn; Nicholas Phillips, piano; Hannah Kennedy, narrator

29apr5:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiJulie DeBoer, mezzo; Christa Garvey, English horn; Nicholas Phillips, piano; Hannah Kennedy, narrator

may, 2018

08may8:00 pmKronos Quartet | arrangement of K. Ramanth’s Amritarrangement of K. Ramanth’s Amrit | Elbphilharmonie Gober Saal | Hamburg, Germany | 8:00PM

20may3:00 pmperformance of VishwasOrchestra Collective of Orange County David Rentz, conductor

23may7:00 pmperformance of RagamalaFace The Music Festival | with Brooklyn Raga Massive | New York, New York | 7PM

june, 2018

02jun7:30 pmnew work for Albany Symphony and Saili Oak (Hindustani vocals)American Music Festival | EMPAC | Troy, NY | 7:30PM

15jun7:30 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective L.A. Stories Encinitas Library 540 Cornish Drive Encinitas, CA 7:30PM

16jun3:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective L.A. Stories First Lutheran Church & School 2900 W. Carson Street Torrance, CA 3:00PM

17jun2:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective L.A. Stories Greystone Mansion 905 Loma Vista Drive Beverly Hills, CA 2:00PM

30jun7:30 pmperformance of The Light is the SameOregon Bach Festival | Imani Winds | Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon Eugene, OR |7:30PM

july, 2018

21jul3:00 pmperformance of Gul-e-DodiHelix Collective L.A. Stories Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival Barnsdall Gallery Theatre 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

april, 2019

14apr1:00 amRichmond Symphony

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