BIO

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Described as a "force to be reckoned with" by the Washington Post, Raquel Acevedo Klein is an active conductor, vocalist, composer, and instrumentalist. Raquel has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Town Hall, Park Avenue Armory, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, WNYC, BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Celebrate Brooklyn!, the Guggenheim, Rockefeller Center, National Sawdust, Caramoor, Bard Fisher Center and elsewhere.

 

Raquel conducts for the New York Philharmonic, Roomful of Teeth, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Beth Morrison Projects among other projects. She has premiered works and operas by Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, Bryce Dessner, and George Lewis to name a few. As a vocalist, she has recorded and performed with artists including Glen Hansard, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The National, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, and New York Philharmonic among others.

Raquel's performances and curations have caught the attention of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, The Wire and Hyperallergic. In 2022, Raquel formed a trio with Caroline Shaw and Angélica Negrón and performed a new song cycle comprised of voice, electronics, viola, accordion and more. As part of NY PopsUp, Raquel curated a four-week festival entitled NYC FREE, to celebrate the opening of Little Island in 2021. Raquel premiered an original, audience-interactive vocal symphony entitled "Polyphonic Interlace," made from 40 recorded layers of her voice that audiences can play using their phones.