There was once a day in rehearsal in which our inimitable violist, Nadia, stopped rehearsal on a dime to say “you guys, I think I just won $25,000!” Some of us were skeptical, as the phrase conjured childhood memories of Publisher’s Clearing House as well as more current moments waiting in bodega checkout lines behind avid Lotto customers. Of course, we were foolish to doubt her, and we’d like to publicly congratulate her on her status as a 2013 Meadows Prize Winner! Read more about her prize, as well as how to hit her up for a loan, here.
Nadia Sirota, prize winner!
yMusic plays Carnegie Hall, joins Dirty Projectors!
It is our great pleasure to remind you of our upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall (on the big stage!). As part of the Wordless Music Series, we will play a 45 minute set on January 11, featuring the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s “Balance Problems,” generously commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson. After a short break, we will join Dirty Projectors for special segments of their set. We hope to see you and encourage you to snap up the few remaining tickets for this event here.
yMusic to tour Australia!
It’s every musician’s dream to escape the dreary NYC winter with a trip to the southern hemisphere, and yMusic has finally made it a reality. The group will arrive in Sydney, bleary-eyed after 24 hours of travel, the morning of January 21, and that very same day will join Dirty Projectors for a special concert at the Sydney Opera House. The next four days feature performances in Spiegeltents in both Sydney and Parramatta, as well as a special string trio performance at “Music in the Void” in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Click here for tickets!
yMusic with Jherek Bischoff at Lincoln Center Atrium
Just before the holidays, yMusic joined forces with the lovely and talented songwriter/composer, Jherek Bischoff, for two sets at the Atrium in Lincoln Center. Jherek wrote some excellent new music for the group, and sounded brilliant on the ukulele and bass. The concerts also featured guest vocals from Jen Goma, of People Get Ready, and yMusic’s fastest yet rendition of “Beautiful Mechanical.” Click here for a slide show of pictures.