News

SKS in New York Philharmonic Essay in The New York Times
The Times recently featured an interview with Sarah about the early days of programming American music at the NY Phil.
Aspen Music Festival Announces 2020 Season, Featuring Two New Works by SKS
The Aspen Music Festival recently announced its 2020 Season, which will feature two works by Sarah
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
Sarah has been awarded a $10,000 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
Austin Opera ATX Announces New Staged Production of Penelope
Opera ATX series will present their first production written by Sarah Kirkland Snider and Ellen McLaughlin
Latitude 49’s Wax and Wire Releases, ft. 'Thread and Fray' and 'You are Free'
Cross-continental new music powerhouse Latitude 49 returns with flair and passion on their sophomore release Wax & Wire
Penelope Named to NPR and Capital Radio’s Best of Decade Lists
Penelope was named to NPR’s Best of 2010s playlist, and also to Capital Radio’s Best Music of the Decade.
Winnipeg New Music Festival Distinguished Guest Composer
Sarah is honored to be Distinguished Guest Composer, at the 2020 Winnipeg New Music Festival.
Yale Oral History of American Music Interview
Yale University’s Oral History of American Music Program recently interviewed Sarah for their Major Figures project.
Sarah to Curate New York Philharmonic Nightcap Concert
The New York Philharmonic recently announced that Sarah will curate the season’s final Nightcap concert on June 13, 2020
Mentor Composer at Soundstreams RBC Bridges Program
Sarah is excited to be the featured Mentor Composer at Soundstreams RBC Bridges Program
Recording Mass for the Endangered
Mass for the Endangered, Sarah’s 45-min Mass for SATB choir and 12-person ensemble, has been tracked!
New instrumental arrangement of SKS’s BLUE HOUR Contributions
Decoda Ensemble has commissioned a new arrangement of Sarah’s contributions to the hour-long song cycle Blue Hour
Summer of Residencies
2019 is shaping up to be a year of residencies.
San Francisco Symphony Gives West Coast Premiere of 'Something for the Dark'
Sarah’s 12-minute portrait of resilience, Something for the Dark, received its West Coast premiere May 9-11.
Mary Elizabeth Bowden’s 'Reverie' Releases
Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden released her solo album, Reverie, which features an arrangement Sarah’s song “Chrysalis"
New Sextet/Septet Arrangement of PENELOPE Available
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has commissioned and premiered a new arrangement of Penelope
New York Philharmonic Commission and hotspots festival
The New York Philharmonic announced its 19/20 Season, which will include an orchestral commission from Sarah.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces 19-20 season: Hiraeth!
The NJSO announced their 19-20 season, which will include performing Sarah’s 27′ orchestral work, Hiraeth.
eighth blackbird performs ‘You Are Free’ on NPR’s Live From Here
eighth blackbird gave a stunning performance of Sarah’s piece You Are Free on NPR’s Live From Here with Chris Thile.
Sarah nominated for Classical:NEXT Innovation Award 2019
Sarah has been nominated to the Longlist for Classical:NEXT’s Innovation Award 2019!