Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes

Nico Muhly (United States), with Lim Yan (Singapore) ...

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  • 12 May
    Sat, 8pm
  • SOTA Drama Theatre

  • (1h 30m, with a 20min intermission) 


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

    Tote Board Arts Grant
    All Primary Schools (Upper Pri), Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost. Special Education Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 70% of the programme cost. 



Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes

Nico Muhly (United States), with Lim Yan (Singapore) ...

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

Nico Muhly (United States), with Lim Yan (Singapore), Lisa Liu (USA), Matt Albert (USA), Paul Wiancko (USA) and Ramu Thiruyanam (Singapore)

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 DarlingsMe, 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. 


Nico Muhly          A Hudson Cycle                          
Nico Muhly          Étude 3 for Viola                         
Nico Muhly          Skip Town                                
Nico Muhly          Drones & Violin                           
Nico Muhly          Keep in Touch                                  
Philip Glass          Étude No. 12
Nico Muhly          Honest Music                            
Nico Muhly          Quiet Music                              
Nico Muhly          No Uncertain Terms     

(Photo by Ana Cuba)