Press

At 70, Composer Robert Sirota Is Busier Than Ever. Just Ask His Wife and Kids. 

San Francisco Classical Voice, April 17, 2020

 

Robert Sirota: A Look into the Daily Life of a Composer

Classical Post, March 6, 2020

 

1 Track Podcast: Season Ten, Episode One: Composer Robert Sirota 

February 3, 2020

 

Book, Opera, CD, Concert & Revue Review – Harp, Herzl, Sirota, Yeston by Leonard Lehrman 

“Robert Sirota...writes music of a brisk, lively character, especially for saxophones, as in Diners, a very attractive 5-movement suite from 2009 that is the major work on the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet CD, New York Rising.”

SoundWordSight, January 21, 2020

 

New York Rising: American Music for Saxophone Quartet - New Hudson Saxophone Quartet  

“The album’s centrepiece, the five-movement Diners (Robert Sirota, 2009), written for this quartet, was inspired by three of the composer’s favourite diners and his travels to them through the city and suburbs. A highlight is the final Taking the N train to Dinner at the Neptune, Astoria, Queens where we hear the quartet emulating the rattling of the elevated subway as a counterpoint to the dining experience.”

The WholeNote, November 27, 2019

 

Three Wonderful CDs 

“Four formidable musicians: Paul Cohen, Avi Goldrosen, David Demsey, and Tim Ruedeman respectively on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones play as one with extraordinary blending, flawless precision, and elegant musicality… in works that range from the evocative … to moving… to Robert Sirota’s whimsical, jazzy and hunger-inducing Diners.”
Rafael’s Music Notes, September 17, 2019

 

Sierra Chamber Society Special Summer Event featuring The Telegraph String Quartet to Benefit a New Commission by Robert Sirota

San Francisco Classical Voice, Summer 2019

AllMusic Review by James Manheim

"The work [Sirota's 'American Pilgrimage'] is attractively eclectic without being scattered; its four movements depict four times of day and four American locales...A recommended program of American works."

AllMusic, 2018
 

Commentary: Best and Worst Classical Recordings of 2018 

“…the ingratiating premiere recording of Robert Sirota’s String Quartet No. 2…”

The ArtsFuse, December 29, 2018

Classical Music CD Review: American Romantics, Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano & Violi, & Brahms Cello Sonatas

"What really makes this disc stand out, though, is the premiere recording of Robert Sirota’s String Quartet no. 2, American Pilgrimage."

The ArtsFuse, December 5, 2018
 

Palladium Musicum of Connecticut plans Persian-themed performance in Newport

The Newport Daily News, September 21, 2018

Newport arts program will bridge the East-West divide

Providence Journal, September 21, 2018

The Telegraph Quartet Channels a Hundred Years of Vigorous, Dark, Relevant Revelry

"Sirota's quartet was just as relentless, and drove the vector home...Of the three works on the bill, it was the most chillingly cinematic."

New York Music Daily, February 7, 2018

 

Talented young musicians close 2018 Sarasota Music Festival

"For many, the highlight of the evening was the world premiere of 'Luminous Bodies' by Robert Sirota…his work made quite an impression on the capacity audience."

Sarasota Observer, June 25, 2018

 

Herald-Tribune, Music Review: 'Luminous Bodies' premiere evokes classic sounds in Music Festival finale

Herald-Tribune, June 24, 2018

Reviews: Telegraph Quartet

"Sirota has created a virtuoso vehicle for the Telegraph players, who combined impressive technique with mournful ambiguity."

The Strad, May 2018

 

How a heart attack inspired centerpiece work in Telegraph Quartet’s upcoming concerts

The Mercury News, April 10, 2018

Palladium Musicum’s Concert to Feature Persian Music

Greenwich Sentinel, November 8, 2017

Concert review: Subtle themes unite Bowdoin International Music Festival program

"Sirota’s musical language is personal and undogmatic ... he follows his own internal musical compass."

Portland Press Herald, July 22, 2017

Kindred Spirits: Dinnerstein, Sirota Carry Creative Conservation into Columbia

Columbia Daily Tribune, July 30, 2017

String quartet to perform Sirota’s ‘American Pilgrimage’

Albuquerque Journal, June 11, 2017

Three Nocturnes World Premiere Feature with Simon Dinnerstein

Columbia Daily Tribune, July 30, 2016

Three Nocturnes World Premiere Interview with Simon Dinnerstein

KMUC Classical 90.5 FM, July 26, 2016

Bowdoin International Music Festival Review

feat. Robert Sirota's Bird of Paradise

Portland Press Herald, July 22, 2016

yMusic at Carnegie Hall Debut Review

feat. Robert Sirota's Epimetheus

New York Classical Voice, December, 2016

CD Review: The Webster Trio's American Webster

feat. Robert Sirota's Bird of Paradise

The Clarinet, December, 2016

CD Review: The Webster Trio's American Webster

feat. Robert Sirota's Bird of Paradise

Gramophone, August, 2016

Concert Artists of Baltimore Season Preview

The Baltimore Sun, July 19, 2016

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Celestial Wind

American Organist Magazine, February, 2016

 

Robert and Victoria Sirota Feature

The Epoch Times, January 15, 2016

 

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Celestial Wind

The Diapason, September, 2015

 

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Parting the Veil

American Record Guide, May/June, 2015

 

Review of Spindrift World Premiere

Feast of Music, April 14, 2015

 

Classicalite interview with Robert Sirota

Classicalite, April 15, 2015

 

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Parting the Veil

Classical Lost and Found, February 23, 2015

 

NY1 Concerts on the Slope Feature

Time Warner Cable NY1, October 27, 2014

 

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Celestial Wind

Audiophile Audition, August 18, 2014

Birds of Paradise Feature

Westchester Magazine, August 2014

CD Review: Robert Sirota's Celestial Wind

KING FM's Second Inversion, June 24, 2014

Review of A Clever Mistress

WQXR, April 24, 2012

Five Questions for Robert Sirota: Pange Lingua Sonata

I Care If You Listen, March 24, 2014

A Must Listen for Upcoming Sirota Concert

Alto Riot, March 21, 2014

Review of Pangue Lingua Sonata World Premiere

Lincoln Journal Star, September 22, 2012

Distinguished Family Turns Out in Force​​

The New York Times, September 16, 2012

Preview for World Premiere of Holy Women

WQXR, October 5, 2011

Trinity Church Calls; Composers Respond

The New York Times, September 9, 2011

​The Clever Mistress Preview

San Jose Mercury News, May 12, 2011

Review of A Rush of Wings

The Virginia Gazette, September 15, 2010

​Review of Assimilations World Premiere

Musical America, April 15, 2010

Waves Rippling and Shimmering in a Sea of Sound

The New York Times, April 8, 2010

Composer Makes Musical Meal of Favorite Diners

The Star Ledger, February 24, 2010

A School's Students and Leader Take Flight

The New York Times, January 27, 2009

Birds of Paradise featured on The Front Row

KUHF FM, September 17, 2008

A Symphonic Homage to Manhattan

The New York Times, February 2, 2008