Music of Our Time: Liang, Dalbavie, Shepherd, and Muhly

March 17, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Nico Muhly smiles at work composing
Composer Nico Muhly

This week’s broadcast recalls highlights from the inaugural season of Contact!, a new-music series introduced by the New York Philharmonic in 2009. Works by Lei Liang, Marc-André Dalbavie, Sean Shepherd, and Nico Muhly are introduced by the composers themselves and conducted by Magnus Lindberg and Alan Gilbert. Alec Baldwin is your host on The New York Philharmonic This Week.


Lei Liang: Verge, for 18 Strings
Magnus Lindberg, conductor

Marc-André Dalbavie: Melodia, for Instrumental Ensemble
Magnus Lindberg, conductor

Sean Shepherd: These Particular Circumstances, in seven uninterrupted episodes
Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Nico Muhly: Detailed Instructions, for orchestra
Alan Gilbert, Conductor