Sierra: DECIMAS

Concert: Sierra: DECIMAS Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2017-09-25 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Paloma Friedhoff, soprano; Leyre Lisarri, piano Link: http://www.centrobotin.org/en/actividad/classical-music-paloma-friedhoff-soprano-leyre-lisarri-piano/ Concert Information: Centro Botín Santander, Spain Read more »

Sierra: “El Sueno” at MoMA

On July 9, Joel Sachs leads the New Juilliard Ensemble in a performance of Roberto Sierra’s El Sueño de Tartini in New York City, as part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Summergarden New Music Series. The nine-minute chamber work was composed in 2007, and was written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The […] Read more »

Sierra: Life Through Music

“As a composer, I believe that I express life through music. My music is just the conduit to convey my fears, my sense of hope, as well as an optimistic outlook and belief in a positive force that guide us through life.” As June 30 approaches, Roberto Sierra muses about his creative gift and the upcoming […] Read more »

Sierra: One of the Most Exciting Pieces

“Roberto Sierra’s Concierto Virtual is one of the most exciting pieces I’ve seen in years.” Joel Sachs, music director of the New Juilliard Ensemble, introduces Sierra’s new work on the eve of its January 20 world premiere at Lincoln Center. The premiere is a highlight the 2017 FOCUS! Festival, and is part of this year’s […] Read more »

Sierra: A Vibrant Work

On October 21, world renowned saxophonist James Carter joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones. Thomas Wilkins guest conducts. Commissioned by the Detroit Symphony, Sierra wrote the 23-minute concerto for Carter who premiered it in 2002 under the baton of then-music director Neeme Järvi. The concerto blends classical and jazz […] Read more »

Sierra: Wonderful and Electrifying

“It began about 15 months ago with a wonderful performance I heard featuring James Carter and Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody at the Oregon Symphony!” On the eve of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s August 27 world premiere of Caribbean Rhapsody’s new chamber orchestra version, conductor Sarah Ioannides shares some thoughts about Sierra’s popular work. The performance features […] Read more »

Abels & Sierra: Cosmic Convergence

The Chicago Sinfonietta rounds out its season on May 21 and 23 with its “Cosmic Convergence” program, which features the music of two Subito composers: Michael Abels’ Global Warming and Roberto Sierra’s Jubilo. Music director Mei-Ann Chen offers some insight into the ensemble’s season finale. “[This last performance] of our season is entitled ‘Cosmic Convergence’ […] Read more »

Sierra: Rollicking, Sensual and Devout

  “I have conducted over 1,700 concerts in my 43-year career. Few have excited me as much as the one I am conducting on May 15 — the world premiere of the two-piano/24-percussion instrument version of Roberto Sierra’s stunning Missa Latina, an untraditional setting of the liturgy which is simultaneously rollicking, sensual, and devout.” Harold […] Read more »

Sierra: Color, Energy and Nuance

“I am drawn to Roberto Sierra’s music because of many things, but mostly [to] his use of color, energy and nuance.” Mark Scatterday — conductor (Eastman School of Music) and clinician — explains Sierra’s appeal as he highlights the composer’s music in his March 12 clinic “Transcribing for the 21st-century Wind Ensemble.” The session is […] Read more »

Sierra: Musical Archetypes

  On February 24 and 25, the Trío Arbós joins the RTVE Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfonica de Radio y Televisión Española) in Madrid for the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Triple Concierto for Violin, Violoncello, Piano & Orquesta. Charles Kalmar leads both performances. Sierra shares some thoughts about his new three-movement work. “This concerto is the […] Read more »