Muhly at Carnegie

Muhly at Carnegie
© Jeri Coppola
A concert celebrating the composer Nico Muhly takes place on March 16 in the Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York. Born in Vermont in 1981 and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Nico Muhly graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a degree in English literature. In 2004, he received a master’s degree in music from The Juilliard School after studying composition under Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano.
The concert , part of IN YOUR EAR REDUX, a weekend festival curated by John Adams. features Muhly’s music, interspersed by vocal works from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Performing on piano and celeste, Nico Muhly has appeared with the Juilliard Orchestra, accompanied Lou Reed and Philip Glass on the stage of Carnegie Hall, and played under the baton of John Adams for the opening of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. He has worked extensively with Glass recently conducting excerpts from Einstein on the Beach in collaboration with choreographer Benjamin Millepied at the Opéra de Paris.

He has also collaborated with such acclaimed popular musicians as Björk and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. His work with Antony has included arranging and conducting performances in England and Holland, and in February 2007, they worked together on a new Shakespeare setting for The Sonnet Project, a program curated by Gavin Bryars for Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nico Muhly
Vox Vocal Ensemble
Friday, March 16, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Programme includes
TAVERNER Mater Christi Sanctissima
NICO MUHLY Clear Music
BYRD Senex puerum portabat
NICO MUHLY Pillaging Music (Version for Piano and Percussion, World Premiere)
WEELKES Hosanna to the Son of David
NICO MUHLY It Goes Without Saying (World Premiere)
BYRD Bow Thine Ear
NICO MUHLY The Only Tune (World Premiere)
WEELKES When David Heard
NICO MUHLY Keep in Touch

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