Event Information
Galapagos Art Space Presents
New Amsterdam Records Presents: Archipelago w/ Nadia Sirota and LineC3
Friday, September 25, 2009

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission(s): Unknown
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

For the opening event of Archipelago, violist Nadia Sirota returns to Galapagos Art Space for the first time since her triumphant album release concert this past May. Nadia will reprise highlights from her recent album, first things first, and will premiere a number of new works, including Future Shock for solo viola and electronics by New Amsterdam co-director William Brittelle. Percussion quartet Line C3 (Haruka Fujii, John Ostrowski, Eric Poland, and Chris Thompson) will join Nadia for the world premiere of a new work for viola and percussion quartet by Marcos Balter, whose works Ut and Live Water were included on first things first. Line C3 will also perform some of the quartet's established standards, including Nico Muhly's Ta & Clap, David T. Little's Speak Softly, and Carl Schimmel's Serving Size 4 Bunnies.

Nadia Sirota has been hailed by Time Out New York as one of New York's "brightest, busiest players," and for having "energy, fluidity and an ear for electronic coloration" by the New York Times. She is best known for her unique interpretations of new scores and for commissioning and premiering works by some of the most talented composers of her generation. Her debut solo album first things first, which was released on New Amsterdam Records in May of 2009, has received glowing praise from critics all around. Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury News compared listening to the album to "a stroll through an exotic garden, with new species grabbing the eye with each go-around." Mia Clarke at Time Out Chicago called the album "excellent," and praised Sirota's ability to "create a connection that's imaginative and often thrilling" between the "many distinctive composers' voices." Nadia received her bachelor's and master's degrees in viola performance from The Juilliard School, and regularly plays with groups such as yMusic, the Wordless Music Orchestra and ACME as well as bands such as Grizzly Bear, Ratatat, Stars of the Lid and My Brightest Diamond. She also co-hosts Overnight Music on WNYC.

Formed in 2003, Line C3 is a collection of percussionists committed to sharing the best of percussion repertoire in the most entertaining way possible. The group convenes in many different settings for a diverse array of projects, and is known for combining an uncompromising standard of performance with an easygoing emphasis on fun. For this performance, Line C3 is Haruka Fujii, John Ostrowski, Eric Poland, and Chris Thompson.

*Must be 21+ with ID

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