CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Three Generations: Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly

Zankel Hall
Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly are leading voices of a new generation of young, eclectic, and absolutely fearless composers. NPR described Dessner’s music as “gorgeous and full-hearted,” while The Washington Post called Muhly “a composer who has everything.” Dessner's and Muhly’s music is performed by an ensemble of young cutting-edge performers who are not averse to taking risks on stage. This final concert of Three Generations, the Steve Reich–curated exploration of new music, presents the bold face of music now and tomorrow.

Performers

  • Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
  • Nadia Sirota, Viola
  • Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello
  • Lisa Kaplan, Piano
  • Nico Muhly, Piano
  • Chris Thompson, Percussion

Program

  • BRYCE DESSNER Tuusula
  • BRYCE DESSNER New Work for Violin and Cello (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BRYCE DESSNER New Work for Violin, Viola, and Cello (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • NICO MUHLY No Uncertain Terms (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly
Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Public support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.
Public support for Three Generations is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Part of Three Generations, curated by Steve Reich.
Steve Reich is the holder of the 2016–2017 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.