Compose Like A Girl Podcast Launches with Episode on SKS
Jocelyn Hagen's new podcast on female-identifying composers kicks off with an interview of Sarah.
'Forward Into Light' and 'Something for the Dark' Draw Strong Praise in Performances by Cabrillo and Cleveland
Two of Sarah's orchestral works receive stunning performances and critical acclaim.
A Shared Musical Dialogue: Sarah Kirkland Snider and Steven Mackey
Donald Sanborn III interviews SKS and Steven Mackey for Princeton Magazine.
The Blue Hour Nominated for Opus Klassik Awards
The Blue Hour, Sarah's collaborative song cycle for Shara Nova + A Far Cry, has been nominated for Opus Klassik Awards.
Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival -- Announced!
The Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of David Robertson, will perform 'Something for the Dark' on August 5.
Emerson String Quartet at Tanglewood -- Announced!
The Emerson String Quartet will include SKS's new piece in their Tanglewood farewell concert June 28.
With One Accord Podcast About 'Mass for the Endangered'
Sarah speaks with the Houston Chamber Choir about 'Mass for the Endangered.' Also available on YouTube.
'The Blue Hour' Top Ten of 2022 Lists!
The Blue Hour made some incredible Top Ten of 2022 lists, including NPR (all genres!)
SKS Featured on CapRadio Podcast 'A Music of Their Own'
Majel Connery interviews Sarah for the first-ever A Music of Their Own podcast.
'The Blue Hour' Album Press Round-Up
The Blue Hour has received some wonderful press!
'The Blue Hour' at Big Ears Festival -- Announced!
Big Ears Festival 2023 announces a performance of The Blue Hour!
Emily D'Angelo's 'Enargeia' Wins Gramophone Concept Album Award 2022
Emily D'Angelo's ENARGEIA (containing five works by SKS) wins Best Concept Album at the 2022 Gramophone Awards.
'The Blue Hour' Album Announced!
The Blue Hour, a collaborative song cycle for Shara Nova and A Far Cry, will release on Nonesuch/New Amsterdam 10/14/23.
Rave Reviews for 'Mass for the Endangered' at Green-Wood Cemetery
High praise for the performances of 'Mass for the Endangered' by Gallicantus and Decoda at Green-Wood Cemetery.
The New York Times Calls 'Forward Into Light' "A Gem"
The New York Times had strong praise for the NYPhil world premiere of 'Forward Into Light.'
Emily D’Angelo’s 'Enargeia' Wins Classical Album Of The Year At 2022 Juno Awards
The album contains five tracks by SKS.
Cabrillo Music Festival 2022 Announced
Originally scheduled for summer 2020, this performance of 'Hiraeth' will be the West Coast premiere of the work.
Gramophone Magazine Profiles SKS
The March 2022 issue of Gramophone Magazine features a profile of Sarah's music and career.
Nonesuch Records Premieres 'Agnus Dei' Video from 'Mass for the Endangered'
Snider and Deborah Johnson/CandyStations release the sixth and final video for 'Mass for the Endangered.'
NPR Names 'Nausicaa' One of 100 Best Songs of 2021
Emily D'Angelo's widely-praised rendition of Snider's 'Nausicaa' is Song #38.
I Care If You Listen Premieres Two Videos for 'Gloria,' from Mass for the Endangered
The Official video and interactive piece were created by Deborah Johnson/CandyStations.
Best-of-2020 Accolades Round-Up for 'Mass for the Endangered'
The Mass made Year-End lists for NPR, The Nation, Steve Smith, KEXP Music, WQXR, I Care if You Listen, and many others.
NPR Names 'Mass for the Endangered' to its 'Best Music of September'
Tom Huizenga names 'Mass for the Endangered' one of NPR's No. 1 Albums of September.
The Wall Street Journal Reviews 'Mass for the Endangered'
The Wall Street Journal's Barbara Jepson calls the work "riveting, impressive, elegiac, and affecting."
NPR All Things Considered Features 'Mass for the Endangered'
NPR's All Things Considered features 'Mass for the Endangered,' in a segment written by Tom Huizenga.
The New Yorker Reviews 'Mass for the Endangered'
The New Yorker's Steve Smith praises the music's "technical command" and "breathtaking beauty."
'Mass for the Endangered' Out Today on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records
The album received praise from The New York Times for its "emphatic articulation of purpose."
The San Francisco Classical Voice Reviews 'Mass for the Endangered'
The SFCV's Steven Winn calls the Mass "a lustrous wonder" and "a meeting of questing, unsettled minds."
The New York Times Features 'Mass for the Endangered'
Listening to 'Mass for the Endangered' tops The NYT's list of "Things to Do This Weekend," per Seth Colter Walls.
Limelight (Australia) Makes 'Mass for the Endangered' Editor's Choice (4.5 Stars)
Limelight's Lisa MacKinney says Sarah "re-works the mass into a requiem for the environment to spectacular effect."
I Care If You Listen: ListN Up
Sarah curates a playlist of new choral music for ListN Up.
Podcast: Disruptive Stages with Jennifer Williams
A 45' interview between Jennifer Williams, Director, and Sarah.
Nonesuch Journal: Essay on Collaborating with Deborah Johnson/CandyStations
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of videos for Mass for the Endangered, via Nonesuch Journal.
Percussionist Colin Currie Praises 'Mass' on BBC Radio Scotland
Internationally acclaimed percussionist Colin Currie has generous praise for Sarah's new recording.
Sarah's New Album 'Mass for the Endangered' Releases Sept. 25 on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam
The Mass, with a libretto by poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, is a celebration of, and an elegy for, the natural world.
SKS in New York Philharmonic Essay in The New York Times
The Times recently featured an interview with Sarah about the programming American music at the NY Phil.
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces 2020 Season, Featuring 'Hiraeth'
The Cabrillo Festival Orchestra will perform Sarah's 27' tone poem, Hiraeth, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru.
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'
It will be the company's first female composer 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 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 collaborative song cycle 'Blue Hour.'
Year 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 'Something for the Dark' received its West Coast premiere under James Gaffigan May 9-11.
Mary Elizabeth Bowden’s 'Reverie' Releases
Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden released her solo album, Reverie, ft. an arrangement of 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.
Red Bull Radio Peak Time Interview
RBR Peak Time spoke with Sarah about classical misfits, the genesis of New Amsterdam Records, and her music.
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!