Robert Sirota
Composer in Residence
2014-2015 season

Over four decades, composer Robert Sirota has developed a distinctive voice, clearly discernible in all of his work – whether symphonic, choral, stage, or chamber music. The New York Times has described his style as, “fashioned with the clean, angular melodies, tart harmonies, lively syncopations and punchy accents of American Neo-Classicism,” and writes, “Thick, astringent chromatic harmonies come in tightly bound chords to create nervous sonorities. Yet the textures are always lucid; details come through.” 
 

 

 
Sirota’s works have been performed by orchestras across the US and Europe, ensembles such as Sequitur; Chameleon Arts; Dinosaur Annex; the Chiara, American, Ethel, and Blair String Quartets; the Peabody and Webster Trios; and at music festivals such as Tanglewood and Aspen. His liturgical works include three major commissions for the American Guild of Organists. 
 
Sirota has received composer grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, United States Information Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the American Music Center. His works are recorded on the Capstone, Albany, New Voice, and Gasparo labels and his music is published by Muzzy Ridge Music, Schott, Music Associates of New York, MorningStar, Theodore Presser, and To the Fore. 
 
A native New Yorker, Sirota received his music education at Juilliard, Oberlin, and Harvard and lives between New York and Searsmont, Maine with his wife, Episcopal priest and organist Victoria Sirota. They frequently collaborate on new works, with Victoria as librettist and performer, at times also working with their children, Jonah and Nadia, both world-class violists.
 
Robert Sirota
RobertSirota.com
 
 
Management & Media Inquiries
Jensen Artists
Christina Jensen,  christina@jensenartists.com
 
LOCATION
Concerts on the Slope is a monthly concert series performed at
St. John's Episcopal Church
139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, New York,  11217
 
Suggested donation $20. We encourage you to give a free will offering--proceeds go directly to the artists. (Admission is free.)
139 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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