October 5, 6, and 7, 2017: Moler
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor
Symphony Hall
Boston, MA
   
November 17, 2017: Avian Mirrors
Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik
International Music Festival CROSSROADS
Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria
   
November 25, 2017: Nature Symphony**
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, U.K.
   
December 1, 2017: Nature Symphony broadcast**
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Radio 3 in Concert
   
December 5, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
City, University of London Concert Series
London, U.K.
   
January 26, 2017: Petite Grue
The Riot Ensemble
Dark Music Days, Iceland

   
February 5, 2018: Composer Speaks Series: Dr Arlene Sierra
Oxford University Music Faculty
Oxford, U.K.
   
February 5, 2018: Alleluya (Bitter-Sweet)
Worcester College Chapel Choir, Thomas Allery, conductor
Oxford, U.K.
   
February 6, 2018: John Bird Lecture Series: Dr Arlene Sierra
Cardiff University School of Music
Cardiff, U.K.
   
February 13, 2018: Avian Mirrors
Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik
Cardiff Uni Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Cardiff, U.K.
   

March 8, 2018: Aquilo (broadcast)
International Women's Day programme, with Judith Weir
BBC Radio 3

   
March 8, 2018: Cricket-Viol
Wendy Richman, viola and voice
NYU Steinhardt Faculty Recital
New York, NY
   
March 9, 2018: Cuatro Corridos
Susan Narucki and the Cuatro Corridos ensemble
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
Colorado Springs, CO
   
March 11, 2018: Selections from Birds and Insects
Késia Decoté, piano
Illuminate Women's Music Tour
Cardiff, U.K.
   
June 21, 22, 23, 2018: Cricket-Viol and Art of Lightness
Wendy Richman, viola, Laura Cocks, flute
Vencl Dance
Martha Graham Studio
New York, NY  
   
une 21, 22, 23, 2018: Choreography to Arlene Sierra works including Birds and Insects, Book 1, Cicada Shell, Surrounded Ground, Insects in Amber, Four Love Songs, 
Vencl Dance
Martha Graham Studio
New York, NY
   
 

Upcoming Projects 

   
   
Maya Deren series
Continuing from her successful rescorings of the films Meditation on Violence and Ritual in Transfigured Time for Lontano and the Goldfield Ensemble respectively, Sierra is working on the third in a series of new scores for prestigious ensembles, set to Maya Deren's expressive and surreal films from the 1940's and 50's. New scores are planned the Deren films At Land,  Ensemble for Somnambulists, and Meshes of the Afternoon in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
   
Birds and Insects, Book 2
Sierra is working on a second, companion album to the acclaimed Birds and Insects, Book 1. Using sounds from nature as cellular elements in musical textures, the new collection promises more colour, atmosphere, and virtuosity. Movements include Painted Bunting, Hermit Thrush, Black and White Warbler, Thermometer Cricket and Bobolink.
   
  Faustine
An opera in development with playwright Lucy Thurber after the novella by Emma Tennant, with support from New York City Opera VOX, ROH2 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Aldeburgh Young Artist Residencies. It is the story of an older woman, Muriel, who sells her soul to the devil for eternal youth because she is in love with her daughter's lover. The project has received support from Center for Contemporary Opera, NY City Opera VOX, New Music USA CAP Performance program, ROH2 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Aldeburgh Young Artist Residencies.
 
 
 
 

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