January 3, 4, 2020: Moler
Utah Symphony, Connor Grey Covington, conductor
Abravanel Hall
Salt Lake City, Utah
   
February 13, 2020: Cricket-Viol
Wendy Richman, viola and voice
Niente-Forte series
University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center
New Orleans, LA
   
March 15, 2020: Studies in Choreography CANCELLED due to Covid19
Aquilae Trio
Harborough Collective
Harborough, England

   
  June 25, 2020: Moler *broadcast*
BBC Radio Three, Afternoon on 3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn, conductor
   
July-August 2020: MusicFest Aberystwyth Advanced Composition Course CANCELLED due to Covid19
Co-Directed by Profs Arlene Sierra and Kenneth Hesketh

   
July 30, 2020: Neruda Settings* (U.K. Premiere) CANCELLED due to Covid19
Sinfonia 1, Toby Purser, cond.
MusicFest Aberystwyth 
Great Hall
Aberystwyth, Wales
   
August 9, 2020: Butterflies Remember a Mountain *broadcast*
BBC Proms, Radio Three
Nicola Benedetti, violin, Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, and Alexander Grynyuk, piano
   
September 26, 2020: Colmena *live stream*
Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Timothy Weiss, conductor
Warner Concert Hall
Oberlin, OH
   
  October 20, 2020: Thermometer Cricket from Birds and Insects, Book 2 *streamed online post concert*
Nigel Clayton, Piano
University Concert Hall
Cardiff, Wales
   
 

November 13, 14, 2020: Aquilo* (U.S. Premiere) CANCELLED due to Covid19
Utah Symphony, Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Abravanel Hall
Salt Lake City, Utah

   
 

January 29, 30, 2021: Nature Symphony* (U.S. Premiere) 
Utah Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Abravanel Hall
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Projects 

   
Arlene Sierra, Volume 4
The newest addition to Bridge Records' critically-acclaimed portrait series, Arlene Sierra Volume 4 will focus on the composer's latest symphonic works.
   
  Bird Symphony
Commissioned by the Utah Symphony: A symphony of birds, drawing from materials collected in the piano album Birds and Insects, Book 2. 
   
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 has just completed Studies in Choreography, 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. The next score in the series, to Deren's masterpiece At Land, will be completed in 2021.
   
   
  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.