Posted in music | pictures on February 9, 2011

photos by Bao Nguyen

Tell The Way
Tell The Way

As previously mentioned,

Tell The Way is a newly commissioned collaborative work created for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Dianne Berkun, Artistic Director) by the ubiquitous Nico Muhly. Loosely based on medieval and colonial English travel narratives, the work draws from American folk sources, prayers for the Royal Navy, early colonial diaries, Mandeville, Herodotus and Marco Polo. Nico Muhly's music is propulsive travel-music, but at the heart of Tell The Way are three meditative collaborations between Muhly and Bishi, Muhly and Bryce Dessner and Muhly and Sam Amidon. An ensemble of strings, percussion, piano, and flute augment the voices of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce's guitar, Sam's banjo and fiddle, and Bishi's sitar.
Tell The Way premieres at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn this weekend. You have three chances to see it: February 10th, and 11th and 12th. Tickets are not only still on sale, but you can get a discount if you use the coupon code "NICO" at checkout.

Bao stopped by their rehearsal the other day, at Brooklyn Youth Chorus's headquarters on Pacific Street in Brooklyn, and more of his pictures, with some video previews of the show are below...

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Comments (13)

You all everybody!

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 3:56 PM

In that second pic, Bryce looks so disappointed in the kid.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:04 PM

Chahlee! Chahlee! Wez moy biebeah?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:04 PM

We have to go back...

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:10 PM

NOT MUHLY'S BOAT

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:14 PM

Dumb looking mullet

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:18 PM

BRYCE CARES ABOUT THE KIDS!

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 4:29 PM

Is that the teacher in the brown shirt? The conductor or something?

I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 5:24 PM

these park slopers got nothin on ps22

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 5:31 PM

are these kids being paid -- otherwise it's just child exploitation for hipster effect

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 11:53 PM

nico <3

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2011 12:04 AM

How does he do it without his wine?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2011 1:19 AM

ok these comments kind of make me ashamed to be a human. First, the one in the brown shirt is the conductor. We are better than the ps 22 kids and we dont get paid. We pay. We do it because its crazy fun.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2011 11:06 PM

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