How Little You Are
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 8pm
Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Drive, 78712)
Tickets $36-$45 (sold through Texas Performing Arts)
ACG is proud to work with Conspirare and Texas Performing Arts in an unprecedented performance collaboration of a new work by Nico Muhly. This world premiere performance, written for voices and guitars, will be conducted by Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare’s artistic director, and will feature the LA Guitar Quartet, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Texas Guitar Quartet.
The program begins with a performance by the Conspirare Youth Choir and Austin Classical Guitar Youth Orchestra conducted by Texas Choral Consort’s Brent Baldwin and Conspirare’s Nina Revering. The youth program will include Austin superstar composer Graham Reynolds’ Powerman (written for ACG in 2010 and newly revised).
Nico Muhly has been described as “a leading light of contemporary classical music,” and is one of the most sought-after young composers in the new music world today. In this new work, How Little You Are, he uses music and text to capture the sense of hope, fear, and loneliness that defined the experience of Texas settlers as they pursued the promise of a better life.
Presented in partnership with Conspirare, Texas Performing Arts, and KMFA. Support for the commissioning of How Little You Are by Nico Muhly was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Dig deeper with Dr. Tom Echols in a 2-part examination of the composition and its composer.
How Little You Are: Nico Muhly, a Choir of Voices & a Choir of Guitars (Wednesday, 4/8 & Wednesday, 4/15)
Michael & Carol Fields Steve & Rebecca Guengerich
Special thanks to: