Sierra: An Electrifying Work

“Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra is an electrifying work.” As the Chicago Sinfonietta’s performances of Sierra’s concerto approach, soloist Julian Velasco shares his enthusiasm about his upcoming concerts. Originally commissioned by the Detroit Symphony for internationally renowned saxophonist James Carter, Sierra’s 23-minute score blends classical and jazz elements, and highlights the virtuoso possibilities […] Read more »

Sierra & Stubblefield @ BargeMusic

For the 2022 Labor Day Holiday weekend, BargeMusic – located in Brooklyn, NY – presents pianist Marc Peloquin in the premiere of new works by composers Roberto Sierra and Roger Stubblefield. Peloquin performs Sierra’s Sonata No. 9, and will also be joined by mezzo-soprano Sophie Delphis to premiere Stubblefield’s Reveries, Opus 25. Concerts will take […] Read more »

Sierra: Fandangos at Tanglewood

“I am an enormous fan of Roberto Sierra’s music.” Maestra JoAnn Falletta shares her enthusiasm as her August 6 concert approaches at the 2022 Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will conduct the Boston Symphony in the first Tanglewood performance of Sierra’s celebrated work Fandangos. The 12-minute orchestral piece was originally commissioned by the National Symphony, […] Read more »

Sierra: “Una Niña Valiente”

On May 5 and 7, 2022, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Concierto para Violín y Orquesta “a la memoria de una niña valiente.” Music director Andreas Delfs leads the performances at The Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall, which feature the orchestra’s concertmaster Juliana Athayde as soloist. A subsequent performance takes […] Read more »

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 »