Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes

Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes

12 May 2018
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Composer Nico Muhly debuts in Singapore with an evening of exceptional music.

New York City-based classical music composer Nico Muhly makes his concert debut in Singapore with a well-rounded repertoire named after his first solo album. In this 90-min show, Muhly comes together with his closest American collaborators and Singapore-based musicians pianist Lim Yan and young percussionist Ramu Thiruyanam to perform a comprehensive selection of his compositions for solos, duos and small ensembles.

A much sought-after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition, the Juilliard-educated 37-year-old has achieved a level of success many composers can only dream of. He also boasts of a versatility that has seen him collaborate with diverse musicians like Bjork, Hilary Hahn, Emanuel Ax and the Paris Opéra Ballet.

Muhly has written more than 80 works including notable ones for stage and cinema, such as the 2013 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie and scores for the films Kill Your Darlings; Me, Earl And The Dying Girl; and the Academy Award-winning The Reader. Most recently he produced Looking Up (2017), a work for choir and orchestra for the Cathedral Choral Society.

For the show at SOTA Drama Theatre, the ensemble will perform Nico’s works including A Hudson Cycle, Honest Music, and Skip Town. He will also perform some of his commissioned pieces, including No Uncertain Terms, a 2017 piece commissioned by Carnegie Hall, in celebration of Steve Reich’s 80th birthday, and Drones & Viola, commissioned by the Muziekgebouw.

Classical music fans can expect nothing less than a virtuosic evening of exceptional music.

(Photo by Ana Cuba)

12 May
Sat, 8pm
1h 30m, with a 20min intermission

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
Limited student tickets at $10