CAP UCLA Presents Nadia Sirota: Living Music Live! With Wild Up

CAP UCLA Presents Nadia Sirota: Living Music Live! With Wild Up


UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Nadia Sirota: Living Music LIVE! with Wild Up featuring Andrew Norman and Caroline Shaw on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29-$59 are available now at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.

This performance explores the music of two charismatic composers - Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and Grawemeyer Prize winner Andrew Norman. Hosted by Peabody Award winner Nadia Sirota and performed live by L.A.'s own contemporary music ensemble, Wild Up, described by The New York Times as "raucous, gungy, irresistibly exuberant...[and] exceptionally virtuosic."

This concert fuses live performance, interviews, storytelling, and sound design to create an enhanced experience, tracing Shaw's and Norman's artistic development from childhood precocity through college freak-outs to mid-career successes, to provide deep insight into the work and background of these two significant composers. Sirota has years of collaborative experience with both Shaw and Norman and draws on her close familiarity with them and her intimate knowledge of their music to connect the audience with the intricacies of their work, brought to life on stage by Wild Up under the direction of Chris Rountree.

They'll talk, play, joke around, and show the audience the artistic process from the inside out, all integrated within a musical program that includes large and small ensemble works from throughout both artists' impressive careers. Part Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts and part late-night talk show, the concert, and podcasts are an entertaining and seriously insightful approach for the new music insider and newcomer alike.

CAP UCLA's contemporary classical events continue with Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs (March 2, Royce Hall), and Nico Muhly: Archives, Friends, Patterns (May 10, The Theatre at Ace Hotel).

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