“One of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers.”

Pitchfork

“Among the most impressive younger composers in the New York new-music scene... Ageless and contemporary at once, with an emotional impact that's direct and immediate.”

Gothamist

"Snider must be recognized as one of today's most compelling composers for the human voice."

NPR

"A rising star on the American compositional scene."

Wall Street Journal

“Snider clearly has a lot to say that's worth listening to.”

Opera News

“Snider’s music lives in an increasingly populous inter-genre space that, as of yet, has produced only a few clear, confident voices. Snider is perhaps the most sophisticated of them all.”

Pitchfork

“An important representative of 21st century trends in composition.”

New York Classical Review

“Genre-erasing”

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative that has been hailed as “rapturous” (The New York Times), "groundbreaking" (The Boston Globe), and “poignant, deeply personal.” (The New Yorker.)

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“Sarah Kirkland Snider is conjoining genres to produce culturally electric new music.”

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October
14
,
2022

The Blue Hour

Nonesuch Records and New Amsterdam Records co-release The Blue Hour, a song cycle written collaboratively by Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. Performed by vocalist Shara Nova and Boston–based chamber orchestra A Far Cry, on text by Carolyn Forché.

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