On this week’s Snacky Tunes, Greg Bresnitz interviews Claire Wadsworth of the restaurant La Copine.

La Copine began as a pop-up kitchen in 2009. Chef Nikki Hill partnered with singer-songwriter Claire Wadsworth in Philadelphia, where they started their business serving farm-to-table brunch on a food cart. In 2012, Nikki and Claire moved to California. Now living in Yucca Valley, they have opened their first restaurant in Flamingo Heights.

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After the break, a live in-studio performance by violinist Nadia Sirota.

“A one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), violist Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing works and collaborations from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli. Her debut album First Things First (New Amsterdam Records) was named a record of the year by The New York Times, and her follow-up Baroque (Bedroom Community and New Amsterdam) has been called “beautiful music of a higher order than anything else you will hear this year” by SPINMedia website PopMatters.

Nadia also hosts the Meet the Composer podcast on Q2 Music, exploring the work of living composers through her interviews and musical selections.

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