Nico Muhly: In Conversation


On Thursday, October 10, Juilliard Club members and guests were treated to an intimate discussion and presentation with Juilliard alumnus and current rising star of the composition world, Nico Muhly (M.M. '04, composition). Dean Ara Guzelimian spoke with Nico about his experience at Juilliard, career as a composer, multifaceted artistic collaborations, his time working with Philip Glass ('62), and Nico's upcoming debut of his opera Two Boys at the Met (opening Oct. 21). Interspersed throughout the discussion, Nico presented media clips of his work including excerpts from Jónsi's Boy Lilikoi, a choral piece entitled Senex Puerum Portabat, and a video trailer for Two Boys — as well as a live piano performance of Philip Glass's Étude No. 12. A cocktail reception followed in the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater lobby. (Photos by Justin Astafanous)

Dean Ara Guzelimian and Nico Muhly (M.M. '04, composition) in discussion.

Nico plays an excerpt from Philip Glass's Étude No. 12.

Leila Jacue, David Garcia, and Juilliard Club member Mila Garcia Molina. 

Juilliard alumnus Louis Riva (B.M. '11, voice) with Jose Cuartas.

Juilliard alumni Gity Razaz (B.M. '10, M.M. '12, composition) with Cristina Spinei (B.M. '06, M.M. '08, composition).

Elizabeth Lewis with Allison Hobbs, development associate for annual giving.

Juilliard alumna Arielle (B.M. '07, M.M. '09, harp) with Peter Dugan (B.M. '11, M.M. '14, piano).

Juilliard Evening Division student Ryan Kailath with Ariel Davis.

(From left) Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (Y.P.L.C.) member Alec Sim, Carnegie Notables member Robert Allyn, Juilliard Club member Brandon Sherr, coordinator for individual giving at Lincoln Center Kristel Kempin, Y.P.L.C. member Emily Edmonds-Langham, and administrative assistant for Friends at Carnegie Hall Rio Vander Stahl, with Juilliard staff members, assistant director of annual giving Matt Herbek, and contributions coordinator Felicia Chen.

Nico and Ara pose for a final picture.

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