About this Artist
METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE is a dynamically evolving 21st-century orchestra. Dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in, Metropolis Ensemble’s driving force is its founder, Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr. Metropolis Ensemble, through its unique collaborative process, exists to support ascending contemporary classical performers and composers, often engaging them with other bleeding-edge cultural innovators and artists. Frequently collaborating with artists who defy classification—such as Questlove, Deerhoof, Emily Wells, Wye Oak, and Ragnar Kjartansson, Metropolis Ensemble has been presented by Lincoln Center, The Met Museum, Creative Time, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Wordless Music, Celebrate Brooklyn, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Symphony Space, Caveat, and (Le) Poisson Rouge. Metropolis Ensemble has garnered national and international recognition for its studio recordings, including winning Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for Best Classical Composition in 2013 for Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto. In 2010, Metropolis Ensemble received its first Classical Nomination Grammy Award for Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto, with soloist Avi Avital. Metropolis Ensemble is excited to embark upon its 11th season, including a new recording with New Amsterdam Records, concerts at BAM as part of their Next Wave Festival, Symphony Space, Arts Emerson, The Met Museum, and Hollywood Bowl. Learn more at metropolisensemble.org.