Sierra: Sinfonia No. 6 at Liverpool

“I want to make music that is communicative – so not only what’s on the surface will be enjoyable, but it will also offer some kind of intellectual discourse with a listener.” — Roberto Sierra On October 14, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic opens its concert season with the premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 6, […] Read more »

SIERRA: Piezas Sueltas in NYC

“Latin rhythms and modern harmonies make this concise and constantly momentous piece one of the most challenging and amusing pieces I’ve had the privilege to study and perform.” And so, pianist Matthew Culbertson informs us about Roberto Sierra’s solo work Piezas Sueltas No. 6, ‘Vivo‘, as Culbertson performs it on October 12 as part of […] Read more »

Sierra: CONCIERTO DE CAMERA *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Sierra: CONCIERTO DE CAMERA *Virtual Concert* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-04-10 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Oberlin Sinfonietta and Contemporary Music Ensemble Link: https://calendar.oberlin.edu/event/oberlin_stage_left_oberlin_conservatory_large_ensembles_2737 Concert Information: “Saturday Stage Left Large Ensembles” Timothy Weiss, conductor Oberlin Conservatory of Music Oberlin, OH Read more »

Sierra: Composers Corner Q & A

Welcome back to “Composers Corner.” This edition features award-winning composer Roberto Sierra, as we talk with him about being a Latino composer and how it informs his music, “the magic of hearing the first rehearsal of an orchestral piece,” as well as his observations about the American cultural landscape and his optimism about the future. […] Read more »

Sierra: Working with Pacho

“Working with Pacho Flores was really great!” And so, composer Roberto Sierra introduces us to the soloist of his new trumpet concerto Salseando (Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra). The three-movement, 18-minute work premieres on January 9, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra led by Domingo Hindoyan. “I would say that Salseando is traditional in […] Read more »

Sierra: SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

Concert: Sierra: SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Start Date: 2019-07-05 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2019-07-06 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Emily Kalisz, violin; Kyle P. Walker, piano Link: http://thedreamunfinished.org/events/https/wwweventbritecom/e/metlivearts-ethel-and-friends-tickets-60681292379 Concert Information: MetLiveArts (ETHEL and Friends Balcony Bar Series) Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY Read more »

Sierra: One of the Most Compelling

“[Roberto Sierra’s concerto] is surely one of the most compelling works I’ve done.” As we approach March 23, Thomas Wilkins shares some thoughts about Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra as he conducts soloist James Carter and the Boston Symphony in a featured performance. Originally commissioned by the Detroit Symphony, Sierra wrote the 23-minute concerto for […] Read more »

Sierra: 33 Sueños

On February 20, Roberto Sierra’s song cycle, 33 Sueños (33 Dreams) receives its American premiere presented by the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS). Programmed as part of NYFOS’ “Hyphenated-Americans” program, the 30-minute work is scored for baritone and piano and uses the texts settings of poet Juan Carlos Garvayo. (Garvayo also serves as pianist […] Read more »

Sierra: Do Something

“…Do something beautiful. Do something gorgeous. Do something that comes from your heart…” — Roberto Sierra Award-winning composer Roberto Sierra sat down with new music advocate Frank Oteri for a featured profile in NewMusicBox  — the trailblazing online magazine for con-temporary American music. Oteri (who also serves as  NewMusicBox co-editor) chatted with the composer about his long […] Read more »

Sierra: Octeto en Cuatro Tiempos

On November 13, the New Juilliard Ensemble presents Roberto Sierra’s Octeto en Cuatro Tiempos (Octet in Four Tempos), led by music director Joel Sachs. Sierra’s 12-minute work was commissioned by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in celebration of the ensemble’s 40th anniversary in 2014. It is scored for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and string quintet. St. […] Read more »