2018-19 Season

9.30.18 The Gate, NS+ Talk and performance wit Paola Prestini, Chris Jackson and Emily Nemens National Sawdust 7pm

10.12.18 OneBeat Discussion with Paola Prestini and David Lang on Inter-Collaboration and Artistic Sustainability @ National Sawdust 10am-12pm

10.24.18 Kovner Fellows Presentation, @The Juilliard School

10.26.18 Union & Cut Him Out in Little Stars Opera Omaha 

11.10.18 Golden Hornet: Sound of Science  featuring Jeffrey Zeigler From Bones to Fossils NYC National Sawdust 7pm

11.22.18 Ora Palestrina Reflection premiere,St John’s, Smith Square London, UK 7:30pm


1.19.19  Silent Voices: Lovestate ASU Gammage 7pm

1.25.19 Sound of Science, Tulsa, OK @ Choregus Productions

1.27.19 Edward Tulane Act 2 Workshop Minnesota Opera

3.01.19 Sound of Science @ Bellas Artes, Mexico City

3.02.19 Sound of Science @ Centro de Artes Vivas, Mexico City

4.01.19  Silent Voices: Lovestate The Kennedy Center Direct Current, 7:30pm

4.02-4.05.19 Stone Residency, @ The Stone, The New School, 8:30

4.16.19 The Seven Last Words Juilliard Historical Performance Commission @ Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan 

4 20-21, 2019 Sound of Science, Austin, TX @ Fusebox Festival

5.02-05.19  Silent Voices: Lovestate New Victory Theater

5.15.19 National Sawdust Classical:NEXT, Rotterdam

5.30 & 31. 2019 Forward Music Project The Wallis Annenberg Center8pm

6.10.19-07.03.19; performances July 3 & 5, 2019 Silent Light Workshop @ Banff Centre’s Opera in the 21st Century

2018 Past Events, Panels and Performances

October 2018

10.12.18 OneBeat Discussion with Paola Prestini and David Lang on Inter-Collaboration and Artistic Sustainability @ National Sawdust 10am-12pm

September 2018

9.30.18 The Gate, NS+ Talk and performance wit Paola Prestini, Chris Jackson and Emily Nemens National Sawdust 7pm

July 2018

7.2.18 OCEANIC VERSES for Chamber Orchestra

Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell, New York @ 6pm

Italian conductor Alvise Casellati and orchestra composed of members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, along with students from the Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music will perform the newly edited Chamber Orchestra work Oceanic Verses by Paola Prestini, along with excerpts from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Tosca and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

7.17.18 STILL

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC @ 12pm

Heather Fetrow, soprano, & Mila Henry, piano, in Voices of Women: From Unknown to Renowned, featuring female composers and a newly commissioned piece for two sopranos and piano by Paola Prestini.

June 2018


Morse Recital Hall,  Yale University Campus @ 2pm. TICKETS HERE

With libretto by Royce Vavrek, performed at the Yale International Choral Festival and New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

World premiere of The Glass Box, commissioned and performed by Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists.

6.18.18 THE GLASS BOX 

Merkin Concert Hall, New York @ Time TBC

With libretto by Royce Vavrek, NY Premiere performed by Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists.

6.26.18 STRONG SAD 

National Sawdust @ 8pm

Violist Jonah Sirota, currently of the Grammy-nominated Chiara String Quartet, celebrates his newest National Sawdust Tracks album, STRONG SAD, a classical new music commissioning and recording project featuring newly composed elegies by some of today’s most vital composers.

Tracks include works by Composer, Co-founder and National Sawdust Artistic Director Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as new work from the duo Mondegreen, and a debut composition by Jonah Sirota himself.

May 2018

5.18 STILL 

The Cell Theater, New York @ 8pm

Commissioned by Heather Fetrow and Mila Henry for “Voices of Women: From Unknown to Renowned” in loving memory of Virginia and Waldemar Agricola and Donald and Elizabeth Fetrow.  Composer Paola Prestini, and librettist, Mark Campbell.


Trinity Church, NY Concerts at One

Part of  “Total Embrace” Bernstein 100 series Performed by Choir of Trinity Wall Street, composer, Paola Prestini and librettist, Brenda Shaughnessy.

April 2018

4.26 BODY MAPS @ A Female Force: Ana Mendieta

Illuminis Arts presents Body Maps,  at the Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Collection, Miami Flordia

4.26 & 27  SISTERS for SILENT VOICES II @National Sawdust

National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY @7:00pm

Brooklyn Youth Chorus continues its partnership with WQXR in presenting Silent Voices II, giving voice to those silenced or marginalized and empowering young people to be instruments of change. Featured music by Paola Prestini with text by Brenda Shaughnessy

March 2018

3.18  THE COLORADO @ Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC@ 7:30pm

The D.C. premiere of this groundbreaking music-driven eco-documentary from filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu; composers Paola Prestini, Shara Nova, Bill Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, and Pulitzer Prize laureate John Luther Adams; features the score performed live by Grammy®-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and others, with narration by Academy Award® winner Sir Mark Rylance.

February 2018

2.13  Mozart in the Jungle Season Four release

featuring LISTEN, QUIET with Ian Rosenbaum and Jeffrey Zeigler 

National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY @ 7pm

2.22 OPERA AMERICA SHOWCASE featuring excerpts from Old Man and the Sea with Anthony Roth Costanzo and Zachary James

Featuring operas in progress commissioned and produced by National Sawdust, @ 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY @ 7pm

January 2018


APAP,Hilton Gibson Suite, 6th Avenue, New York, NY, United States @ 9am – 12pm

Pre-Conference Speaker Event. This session will focus on classical music as being an agent for social change. It will focus on how classical music presentations, outreach, and artists help to be change agents along with presenters and community partners to make a difference.

Speakers include Tania Leon, Paola Prestini, and Kelly Hall-Tompkins. The second portion will include Aaron Greenwald, Ichun Yeh, and Colleen Jennings Roggensack, both moderated by Daniel Bernard Roumain. 

1.13  Opera America Backstage Brunch 

OPERA America’s National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY @ 9:30am – 1pm


Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse, East 69th Street, NY @ 6:30pm

Honoring Paola Prestini, composer, Elizabeth F. Defeis, Dean Emeritus Seaton Hall University School of Law, and Teresa Ghilarducci PHD, Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Professor of Economics The New School for Social Research.

2016 – 2017 Season

December 2017


Live Screening of the PBS documentary at National Sawdust,  80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY @ 7pm

Performed by Paola Prestini, piano, Tanya Tagac, voice, Gyan Reily, guitar, Cornelius Dufalo, violin, Jeffrey Zeigler, cello and David Cossin, percussion.

12.3.17  UNION

25th Anniversary Concert of the Aids Quilt Songbook at National Sawdust,  80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY @ 7pm

Songs by Fred Hersch and Herschel GarfeinGordon Beeferman and Charlotte JacksonPaola Prestini and Royce VavrekMichael Djupstrom and Kenny FriesAndrea Clearfield and Rafael Campo; and others.

November 2017


National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY @7:00pm

Performed by Five Boroughs Song Book cast: Marnie Breckenridge, soprano Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano Michael Slattery, tenor Sidney Outlaw, baritone Sophie Shao, cellist Thomas Bagwell, pianist

11.13.17 LAST HYMN

Music Hall, CSULA campus, California State University, Los Angeles @7:30pm

Performed by California State University New Music Ensemble

11.7.17 GILGAMESH: Prelude and Aria

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY @ 7:30pm

American Composers Orchestra Gala, honoring Paola Prestini.

11.2.17 BODY MAPS

The Cell Theater, New York, NY

Performed by Fresh Squeezed Opera Company

October 2017

10.21.17 The Met Opera Guild, Opera in the New Millennium, Part II 

Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street, NY @ 1pm

Presented by Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis, where special guests Paola Prestini, Missy Mazzoli, and Kevin Puts will discuss what it takes to create and produce an opera in today’s world.

For more info click HERE


Ford Theater, Hollywood, CA @ 8pm

September 2017

9.14.17 Mannes College Composers Forum

The New School @ 5pm

9.22.17 Composing Performance Architecture for Music

GSAPP Seminar, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Columbia University @ 5:05pm

August 2017


Bargemusic, Brooklyn Bridge Blvd, Brooklyn, NY

For Violin, performed by Jennifer Choi

8.7-12.17  TWO OARS

Workshop at The Watermill Center, NY

July 2017

7.29.17  Music Education and Entrepreneurship with Paola Prestini 

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME @ 3-4 pm

7.28.18 The Music of Paola Prestini

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME @ 11-12:30 pm


Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME @ 7:30pm

Jeffrey Zeigler, cello • Luke Rinderknecht, Griffin Harvey, Sofia Carbonara, percussion • electronics

7.22.17  BODY MAPS 

Ad Astra Music Festival, Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS @ 7:30pm

June 2017

6.27.17  LISTEN, QUIET

Gamper Festival of Contemporary MusicBowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall, South Brunswick, ME @ 7:30pm

6.22, 23,24,25.17 FISTFUL OF STARS 

Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket, MA @ 10am

VR Flim by Eliza McNitt, narrated by Mario Livio, astrophysicist and conducted by Julian Wachner.

6.14, 15, 16, 17.17  FISTFUL OF STARS

Sonar+D, Technology and Creative Festival, Barcelona, Spain

VR Flim by Eliza McNitt, narrated by Mario Livio, astrophysicist and conducted by Julian Wachner.


Ostin Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

May 2017


Kennedy Center, DC @ 7:30pm

Libretto by Royce Vavrek with astrophysicist Mario Livio. VisionIntoArt/NS commission.

5.11.17  THE COLORADO 

Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fee, NM @ 7pm


Gotham Hall, New York, NY @ 7pm


Gotham Hall, New York, NY @ 7pm


Washington National Cathedral, DC


The Afield perform at HIFA Festival, Zimbabwe, Africa

April 2017


Paola Prestini, Seurat’s Path, piano

The Juilliard School, Paul Recital Hall, NY, 6pm

4.21.17 / 4.22.17 THE COLORADO

Film screening at Stanford Live, Stanford, CA at 7:30pm


  Paola Prestini, Seurat’s Path World premiere, piano

 The Morgan Library, NY, 7:30pm


Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA at 4pm


Classical Music Master Artist: Masterclass

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA at 4pm

March 2017

3.31.17 SPELL

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA at 4pm


Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NY, 7.30PM


New Victory Theater, NY


Paola Prestini, Philip Glass and John Zorn

with Jeffrey Zeigler, National Sawdust, NY, 7pm

February 2017


DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NY

January 2017


ASU Gammage, Phoenix, AZ


Speaker, New York, NY


Performed by Choir of Trinity Wall Street,

Trinity Church, NY

1.11.17 ISPA

Session 3 | The Inherent Technology, Speaker

The Times Center


Mass Reimagining, National Sawdust, NY, 4pm


Plenary Session

The Creative Mind: Finding The Flow, NY


The Afield, National Sawdust, NY

November 2016

November 21, 2016

G-Force, Ian Rosenbaum Memory Palace Album Launch, National Sawdust, NY

November 10, 2016

Speaker, International Artist Managers’ Association Conference,  in collaboration with Ontario Presents, Toronto, ON

November 03, 2016

Laybrinth, Eastman School of Music with Jeffrey Zeigler. Rochester, NY

October 2016

October 08, 2016

Keynote Presentation, PRJC Conference Paul R. Judy Center Conference, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

September 27, 2016

Nouveau Classical Project Benefit, Honoring Paola Prestini, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY

September 10/14/17, 2016


2015 – 2016 Season

August 6, 2016

The Hubble Cantata – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Prospect Park Bandshell, New York, NY

May 18, 2016

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rainey Auditorium
The Colorado with Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler

April 19, 2016

Los Angeles, California
Walt Disney Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series (21c Liederabend series)
World Premiere of new work

April 12, 2016

Da Camera the Colorado with Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler

April 2, 2016

Urbana, IL
Krannert Center Aging Magician with Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

March 5-6, 2016

Minneapolis, MN
Walker Arts Center Aging Magician with Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

February 28, 2016

Mass Moca Aging Magician Aging Magician with Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

February 4, 2016

Boston, MA
Isabella Gardner Museum Labyrinth Installation Concertos Maya Beiser
Tim fain

January 23-24, 2016

Brooklyn, NY
National Sawdust
Aging Magician Workshop: VIA/BMP Production, featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus

January 15, 2016

Brooklyn, NY
National Sawdust – VIA Ferus Festival: VisionIntoArt Showcase


October 17, 2015, 10pm

as part of SONiC Festival Afterhours: Visualizing Music Listen Quiet, with Jeffrey Zeigler and David Cossin (video art by S. Katy Tucker) at National Sawdust

October 6, 2015, 7pm

Aging Magician Excerpts on Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Friends eve at National Sawdust with ACME National Sawdust

October 1, 2015, 7:3opm

Limpopo Songs performed by Stephen Gosling and Olivia (from Yoani Songs) performed by Eve Gigliotti, Gyan Riley and Jeffrey Zeigler at National Sawdust, Discover the Space Volume I National Sawdust

August 19-23, 2015

Bay Chamber Concerts presents G-Force, with Ian Rosenbaum and quartet and YOANI song cycle, with Jeffrey Zeigler, Gyan Riley, and Eve Gigliotti

July 31-Aug 9, 2015

Watermill Arts Center, Development of Old Man and the Sea with Robert Wilson for 2018 Commonwealth Games

July 30, 2015

Washington, D.C.
Anninnia performance – Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (Tickets)

May 18, 2015

New York, NY
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gala
Artistic Honoree, Paola Prestini awarded by Philip Glass

November 22-23, 2015

Boston, MA
New England Conservatory Gilgamesh (opera for Boston Celebrity Series and Arts Emerson) residency and showing

November 4-8, 2015

Brooklyn, NY
Epiphany with Young Peoples Chorus at BAM’s Next Wave Festival


November 7, 2014 6pm

Park Avenue Armory, First draft of The Colorado with film by Murat Eyuboglu and words by Bill deBuys.

October 22, 2014 6pm

Multimedia – Cello Concerto, “Bodymaps”; The Consul General of Mexico in New York, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes Berain and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York honoring Mexican artist Erika Harrsch with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

October 11, 2014

Mary Bonhag, soprano and John Dunlop, cello will performing Body Maps at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont

October 10, 2014

Mary Bonhag, soprano and John Dunlop, cello will performing Body Maps at the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury Center, Vermon

August 15-19, 2014

Al musika hiya lugatu’nufusi as one of the set pieces for conductors to study at CONDUCTING 21C (artistic director, André de Quadros), Eric Ericson International Choral Centre, Sweden. Several performances.

August 12, 2014

Performance of Al musika hiya lugatu’nufusi in a workshop Voices of Women Composers Today at the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, Seoul. Your piece will be the most prominently featured.

August 11-18, 2014

Body Maps with Jeffrey Zeigler, Bay Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Maine

August 7-8, 2014

Performance of Al musika hiya lugatu’nufusi in a workshop Choral Music: Healing People, Saving Lives at the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, Seoul

August 3, 2014

Performance of Al musika hiya lugatu’nufusi in a workshop (BUAA Concert Hall)

August 2, 2014

Premiere by Manado State University Choir (conductor André de Quadros) of Al musika hiya lugatu’nufusi at the 12th China International Chorus Festival, Beijing (Minzu Theater)

July 21, 2014

Recording Oceanic Verses with Hila Plitmann in London

July 18-19, 2014

Labyrinth and Body Maps, with Cornelius Dufallo and Jeffrey Zeigler, Walled City Music Festival, Northern Ireland

June 19-20, 2014

Recording Oceanic Verses with Trinity Choir and Decoda ensemble, and soloists Helga Davis and Chris Burchett

June 11, 2014

Zeitgeist Composer Workshop Showcase, Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St. Paul – Free

June 3, 2014

8 Takes, New York Philharmonic Biennale premiere, at Subculture

May 22, 2014

Listen, Quiet as part of the ASCAP 2014 Awards, Merkin Hall

May 18-20, 2014

Recording Labyrinth Installation Concertos with Cornelius Dufallo and Maya Beiser

May 17, 2014

Paola Prestini and Jeffrey Zeigler at the Stone, both sets. Featuring a new work for Ian Rosenbaum and Mivos quartet, and 2 works for cello and percussion.

May 13-18, 2014

VIA at the Stone, NYC the Ferus Festival

April 29 – May 04, 2014

VisionIntoArt at Hifa, Harare, Zimbabwe new work with Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire

April 24-25, 2014

Recording Oceanic Verses with Decoda Ensemble and Trinity Choir for the VIA Label on Governor’s Island

April 17-21, 2014

Hermitage Artist Retreat, Sarasota, Florida

April 08, 2014

Body Maps; collaboration with Erika Harrsch, University of Reno, Nevada

April 02, 2014

Creators in Concert at Opera America featuring Paola Prestini, National Opera Center, NYC, NY

February 24-March 1 2014

MASS MoCA residency for The Colorado Project, North Adams, Massachusetts

February 9, 2014

Oceano performed by the Mimesis Ensemble at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

February 1, 2014

Labyrinth Installation Concertos premieres at the Krannert Center, Il


Sunday, January 13, 2013 – Saturday, January 19, 2013


Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:00pm


Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00pm

Labyrinth with visuals by Carmen Kordas

Monday, September 9: 8pm

Olivia from Yoani Songs, with Royce Vavrek and Carmen Kordas. Free admission. Coterie concert at the Church of the Advent Hope (111 E 87th Street), NY, NY

Thursday, September 12

Jeffrey Zeigler and Glenn Kotche perform Listen, Quiet at the Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013, Chicago, Il

September 30 – October 5

Labyrinth/EDREAM residency at Beth Morrison Projects new NYC headquarters, NYC, NY

October 15 – 20

As Sleep Befell and Listen, Quiet Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Le Train Bleu at the Joyce Theater, NYC, NY

October 21 – 27

Aging Magician Watermill Center residency; part of Watermill’s new partnership with Park Avenue Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

October 30: 7pm

Distance to the Market from Opera America Songbook at 7pm in the National Opera Center, NYC, NY

November 22-23

Distance to the Market and Hubble Cantata at 21c Liederabend (a co-production with BMP and VIA) at BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY

October 22, 6p

Multimedia – Cello Concerto, “Bodymaps”; The Consul General of Mexico in New York, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes Berain and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York  honoring Mexican artist  Erika Harrsch with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

November 3, 7p

Le Poisson Rouge, Jeffrey Zeigler performs his album Something of Life, with my work, Listen, Quiet

November 7, 6p

Park Avenue Armory, First draft of The Colorado with film by Murat Eyuboglu and words by Bill deBuys

November 20 8p

Jeffrey Zeigler performs Something of Life, with my work, Listen, Quiet at the Loft, UCSD in San Diego

November 20 6:30p

Oceanic Verses VIA Records CD release, The Dillon Gallery


Monday, August 6, 2012 – Monday, August 13, 2012

Working with Luciana delle Donne with music in prison

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 6:00pm

Opera America New Works Sampler
Oceanic Verses excerpts with Nancy Allen Lundy, Chris Burchett and Helga Davis. Conducted by Julian Wachner. More info here

Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6:30pm

Oceanic Verses at the Kennedy Center
with the Washington Chorus and Novus NY. Tickets can be purchased here

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 6:30pm

Oceanic Verses; a Beth Morrison Projects Production and VisionIntoArt commission. More info here

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 5:00pm

presents Cornelius Dufallo In Situ performances

Monday, August 6, 2012 – Monday, August 13, 2012

Working with Luciana delle Donne with music in prison

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7:00pm

with Brooklyn Rider, Talea, and Erika Harrsch’s Inverted Sky

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:00pm

Spell performed by Fureya Unal’s Divan Consort

Sunday, December 2, 2012 – Monday, December 17, 2012

With Maya Beiser, Cornelius Dufallo, Erika Harrsch, Carmen Kordas, Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch, Mark Stewart, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus



June 27-July 2, 2010 Sundance Fellow @ Sundance Film Institute

August 9th, 2010 7PM Stone Seminar, NYC featuring my percussion and piano works

August 15, 2010 8PM Stone performance NYC, Cornelius Dufallo: Journaling, featuring my new work Labyrinth.

October 9, 2010 8p 92st Y TRIBECA NYC VisionIntoArt Presents: You Have Given Me A Country a multimedia book launch

October 13, Stanford Lively Arts The Kronos Quartet presents: Armenia, part of the Awakening Program.

November 10-13, 2010 Walk Forward performed by Cory Hils at PASIC 2010 (international percussion festival in Indianapolis)

November 17, 2010 New work commissioned by Gabriel Kahane performed by Gabriel Kahane, MATA at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn

December 13, 2010 Performance of Spell on Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW program

March 4, 2011 8p Meng Hall Labyrinth written for Cornelius Dufallo, performed at CSUF New Music Festival.

April 7-9, 2011 21c Liederabend at the Kitchen, NYC, NY

May 15, 2011 VOX Second Stage at Le Poisson Rouge

April 30, May 1, 2010 Oceanic Verses at VOX: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU

April 2 , 2010 8p Body Maps at Galapagos Art Space, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt. Featuring works by VIA members Paola Prestini, Erika Harrsch, and Carmen Kordas with special guests Jeffrey Zeigler, Hila Plitmann, David Cossin, Cornelius Dufallo, Helga Davis, and Ali Hossaini, among others.

March 17-20, 2010 8p Listen, Quiet new work by Prestini for the opening of Wilson Theater, a state of the art black box theater at the Juilliard School featuring VIA percussionist Pablo Rieppi, Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, filmmaker Marco Valentin, and video designer Katy Tucker

March 14-15, 2010 recording session at Lviv Philharmonic Hall in Lviv, Ukraine, Alejandro Vela records Deja Que Salga a piano solo written for him

March 12, 2010 at Kiev’s House of Teachers, Alejandro Vela performs Deja Que Salga, a piano solo written for him

March 9, 2010 at French Institute of Budapest, Alejandro Vela performs Deja Que Salga, a piano solo written for him

January 24, 2010 Sounds at the Laguna Beach Music Festival curated by Paul Chihara with Claremont Trio, Claire Chase, and soprano Hila Plitmann, with film by Carmen Kordas.

November 22, 2009 8p VIA CD release Traveling Songs and Sounds at Galapagos.

November 21, 2009 6PM Traveling Songs and Sounds at SUNY Purchase Day of Percussion.

November 19, 2009 8p 21c Liederabend, produced by VisionIntoArt, Beth Morrison Projects and Opera on Tap at Galapagos. Featuring Prestini’s “Sounds” excerpts, and music by Paranosic, Mazzoli, Greenstein, Golijov, Little, and more. With special guests ETHEL, VIA, and more!

November 10th, Without screening at the Festival Internacional Filmets, short film festival, Barcelona, Spain.

November 10, 2009 Penn State Armenia for the Kronos Quartet Awakening Program.

November 5-8, 2009, Film, Without at the Ojai-Ventura Film Festival, Ojai, CA.
Saturday Nov 7 @ 8:00 PM in the Matilija Auditorium
Sunday Nov 8 @ 5:30 in the Ojai Theater

Friday Nov 6 @ 8:40 PM in Theater 2 Without will be at the Big Apple Film Festival (in Tribeca).

October 28, 2009 8p The Phoenix performed by Jennifer Choi, violinist, at the Stone, NYC.

September 14-19, 2009 8p performances of Sounds Franklin And Marshall College VisionIntoArt residency, Lancaster, PA.

August 22-28, 2009 filmscore Without @ INDIE FEST USA International Film Festival (indiefestusa.com), in Anaheim/Downtown Disney.

June 10-14 2009 Body Maps with Erika Harrsch
Hot Art Fair @ Basel, Switzerland



Paola’s music at the Green Space, WNYC’s new rockin’ space! Three works will be broadcast live; film by Carmen Kordas.

Carnegie Hall performances by Ensemble ACJW at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall Dawn Upshaw workshops at Bard College

American Composers Orchestra Immigrant Heritage Week on Saturday April 18, 2:30-4:30, at the Queens Library, and Tuesday April 21, 6-7:45, at the Parkchester New York Public Library.

VisionIntoArt at A Tempo, Podgorica, Montenegro
Concert Artist Guild/Cary Trust Commission; tour funded by Trust for Mutual Understanding

Tucson Symphony, Amanecer Premiere, Tucson Arizona

Pianist Alejandro Vela plays Deja Que Salga in Montreal, QC at Chapelle Saint-Louis.

1.27.09 7:30p
Vocalist Sarah Wolfson/Concert Artist Guild commission at Carnegie Hall

APAP workshop, performance and panels on collaboration at the NY Hilton

Carnegie Hall Dawn Upshaw workshops at Bard College

10.03.08 Armenia for Kronos Quartet, UCLA

9.21.08 10p
Paola Prestini and Jeffrey Zeigler with VIA guests at the Stone

Armenia for Kronos Quartet
University of Florida at Gainesville



Sound Res, Lecce, Italy

July and August VisionIntoArt CD Mastering and Recording, NY, NY0

Dave Eggar, Cellist, Hornby Chamber Music Festival, BC, Canada

Jeffrey Zeigler, cellist, Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV

Awakening Program, Kronos Quartet, College Park, MD

Awakening Program, Kronos Quartet, Duke UniversityO

ctober Curating at the Stone, NYC John Zorn’s venue

VisionIntoArt, Joe’s Pub, NY, NY10.06.07 Feature at the Stone, NY, NY

VisionIntoArt at BEMUS, Belgrade, Serbia

VisionIntoArt, Arte Padova, Padova, Italy

Awakening Program, Kronos Quartet, Zurich, Switzerland

11.25.07 8PM performance Nogales, Arizona12.

15.07 8PM WNYC Ear to Ear interview

1.13-14.08 at 3:30pm and 6:30pm VisionIntoArt at PS 122, NY, NY

January 15-March 1, 2008
Los Angeles and New York City, Recording for Tzadik CD

Kronos Quartet, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Kronos Quartet, Krannert Center, Urbana Champaigne, IL

French Embassy, Aleph Ensemble, Washington, D.C.

2007-2008 brought performances by VisionIntoArt at Performance Space 122, Joe’s Pub, the Stone in NYC, and internationally in Russia, Serbia, and Italy. We began the new project, VioLens, with VIA, a performance art opera–we are calling it transmedia–which includes new music, sculptures, animation, painted sets, video work, spoken word, and electro-acoustic music. VioLens is an interdisciplinary story that explores the mutation of three fictitious children’s tales and their real life counterparts; it plays upon the threshold of humor and horror, manipulating the disturbing effects of misbehavior into symbolic actions, both delightful and perverse. The stories focus on fire, food, and racism, the three themes inter-relating to create a work that questions society’s perceptions of morality, violence, and family. This work includes the VIA cast in collaboration with visual artists Erika Karrsch and Martha Colburn.
I also had performances with cellist Dave Eggar, the Kronos Quartet, the Parisian group Aleph, and the Verge ensemble in D.C.



09.11.06 8PM
Kronos Quartet @ Hertz Hall, San Francisco (arrangement)

10.01.06 11AM
Teatro Manzoni, VisionIntoArt, Milano, Italy

10.31.06 8PM
The Stone, VisionIntoArt, NYC
residency and performances with VisionIntoArt, EtnaFest, ItalyFebruary-April 2007-three month long VisionIntoArt Education residency at the Whitney Museum

05.06.07 7PM
VisionIntoArt at the Whitney Museum, Performing Arts residency

05.13.07 7PM
VisionIntoArt at the Whitney Museum, Performing Arts residency

05.20.07 7PM
VisionIntoArt at the Whitney Museum, Performing Arts residency

05.27.07 7PM
VisionIntoArt at the Whitney Museum, Performing Arts residency

brought performances in Italy at The EtnaFest in Sicily, and Teatro Manzoni in Milano, as well as a residency with the Whitney’s Education Program, Youth Insights, to create a site specific multi-media installation, and four performances on the Whitney Live! series. The summer concluded a 6 month residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, and a year long residency at the Chelsea Art Museum, where we developed the new collaborative work Sounds, with VisionIntoArt. I also wrote an arrangement for the Kronos Quartet, which they played on their 9-11 concert-Awakening, in the US and on their European tour. I also had a performance of my work Oceano by cellist Joan Jeanreanaud on the opening night of the Festival of New American Music of, in Sacramento, California.
I also had 2 premieres at The Thalia Theater at Symphony Space in May-one with VisionIntoArt (VIA) for a live film scoring night, and one with Prism Quartet-I wrote a tenor sax solo for Matt Levy-Where the Blue Waves Rock, this work was also performed at Trinity Center for Urban Life, in Philadelphia.