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Nightcap: Curated by Nico Muhly

Apr 25

In this cabaret-style evening, composer Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota engage the audience in lively conversation about the music performed and how it relates to his In Certain Circles, a Philharmonic commission receiving its US Premiere, conducted by Jaap van Zweden at Carnegie Hall, April 27. The program includes several World Premieres by Muhly

Nightcap: Curated by Nico Muhly


9:00 PM




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Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse


1 Hour
No Intermission


  • Nico Muhly

    Curator / Piano

    Nico Muhly is an American composer and sought-after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. The recipient of commissions from The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and others, he has written more than 80 works for the concert stage, including the operas Two Boys (2010), Dark Sisters (2011), and Marnie (2017), the latter of which was premiered at English National Opera and later staged by The Metropolitan Opera in the fall of 2018. He also composed the song cycles Sentences (2015), for countertenor Iestyn Davies, and Impossible Things (2009), for tenor Mark Padmore; a viola concerto for Nadia Sirota; the choral works My Days (2011) and Recordare, Domine (2013), for the Hilliard Ensemble and the Tallis Scholars, respectively; and, most recently, Register (2018), a work for organ and orchestra written for James McVinnie and premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    Learn more about Nico Muhly
  • Nadia Sirota


    Nadia Sirota is a violist, conductor, and Peabody Award–winning producer and broadcaster. In all branches of her artistic life, she aims to introduce classical music to a broader audience.

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  • Conor Hanick


    Conor Hanick has performed to acclaim throughout the world with some of music’s leading ensembles, instrumentalists, and conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Alan Gilbert, and Ludovic Morlot. Fiercely advocating for the music of today, Hanick has premiered more than 200 works and collaborated with musical icons such as Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, and Charles Wuorinen, also championing important voices of his own generation, including Caroline Shaw, Eric Wubbels, and Marcos Balter. Hanick has recently appeared with the Seattle Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Lucerne Academy Orchestra. He has been presented at Carnegie Hall, Mondavi Center, Kennedy Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His regular collaborators include Jay Campbell, Joshua Roman, Miranda Cuckson, and Augustin Hadelich. He is a founding member of American Modern Opera Company, with which he will be a co-director of this year’s Ojai Festival. Hanick is director of Solo Piano at the Music Academy of the West and a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he serves on the chamber music and keyboard faculty.

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Special Thanks

Part of the Kravis Nightcap Series

Nadia Sirota is The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner.


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