ACE Hotel | New Music Live with Sirota, Norman, and Shaw
929 South Broadway
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.