July 16, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
Chamber Music New Zealand
Gore, New Zealand 
   
July 22-30, 2017: Advanced Composition Course, MusicFest Aberystwyth
Co-Directors Arlene Sierra and Kenneth Hesketh lead an intensive course for postgraduate and young professional composers, who will have the opportunity to work with the Solem Quartet and the Orion Orchestra
   
July 23, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
Chamber Music New Zealand
Tauranga, New Zealand 
   
July 28, 2017: A Conflict of Opposites
David Campbell, Clarinet
MusicFest AberystWyth Main Programme
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
   
July 30, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
Chamber Music New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand 
   
August 4, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
Chamber Music New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand 
   
August 6, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
Chamber Music New Zealand
Warkworth, New Zealand 
   
  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 5, 2017: Selections from Birds and Insects
Xenia Pestova, piano
City, University of London Concert Series
London, U.K.
   
February 5, 2018: Composer Speaks Series: Dr Arlene Sierra
Oxford University Music Faculty
Oxford, U.K.
   
February 13, 2018: Avian Mirrors
Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik
Cardiff Uni Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Cardiff, U.K.
   
March 12, 2018: Aquilo (London Premiere)
Orchestra Vitae
Americana '18 Series, St John's Smith Square
London, U.K.
   
 

Upcoming Projects 

   
Nature Symphony 
A BBC commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Arlene Sierra's latest and most substantial symphonic work will receive its world premiere in the 2017-2018 season.
   
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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