Free Nico Muhly concert from your favourite newspaper

Free Nico Muhly concert from your favourite newspaper


norman lebrecht

May 06, 2011

The Guardian is setting up to become a broadcaster. Tomorrow it relays a free concert from the hall beneath its offices at Kings Place, London.

Here are the details. There’s more, much more, being planned.

Aurora Orchestra performing Nico Muhly’s Seeing Is Believing – live stream

Nico Muhly Video, 3 May 2011:On 7 May at 7.30pm, the Guardian is live-streaming the Aurora Orchestra playing Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin,



I’d be interested to know if it can be accessed in other countries.




Aurora Orchestra

6 May 2011 Newsflash




SATURDAY 7 MAY 2011 @ 7.30pm UK TIME




At 7.30pm tomorrow, Saturday 7 May, Aurora will be live-streaming a landmark concert from Kings Place marking the launch of the orchestra’s debut recording on Decca Classics.   Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin, Seeing Is Believing,  commissioned by Aurora in 2008 for its leader Thomas Gould, takes centre stage alongside works by John Adams, Thomas Adès, Paul Hindemith and Charles Ives.  The concert is the first ever to be streamed on the Guardianwebsite – click here to visit the page and bookmark it for tomorrow!


Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘the hottest composer on the planet’, Nico Muhly has collaborated with Björk, Sigur Rós and Antony and the Johnsons. He also composed the score for The Reader, and has been jointly commissioned by ENO and the Metropolitan Opera in New York to create a new work, Two Boys, which premieres at the Coliseum at the end of June.

Live-streaming begins on this page from 6.30pm on Saturday 7 May 2011, with a pre-concert conversation between Nico and BBC Radio 3?s Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

The concert will also be available for 48 hours following the performance on the Aurora website for on-demand streaming.  So if you miss it first time around, you can still catch it on this page on Sunday or Monday.




This stream uses groundbreaking software which allows live video to be shared in real time via social media.  We encourage Aurora supporters to help us reach the widest audience possible worldwide by sharing the stream on their Facebook walls between now and the start of tomorrow’s concert – simply click on the ‘Share’ icon in the bottom right corner of the stream, and post the link straight to your Facebook profile.


ONLINE Q&A with Nico Muhly


Famous for his inimitable online presence as a blogger and tweeter, Nico Muhly will be appearing live online during the concert interval to answer questions posted from online viewers.  To send a question, tweet on the hashtag #auroramuhly or any time from now.


And finally: there are a (very!) few tickets left for tomorrow’s performance.  If you’d like to be here in person for one of Aurora’s most exciting projects to date, hurry across to the Kings Place website.

Twitter: #auroramuhly



  • John Harte says:

    Hi all – a note to confirm that tomorrow’s stream should be visible to viewers in all countries, including the US. Enjoy the show… John Harte (General Manager, Aurora Orchestra)

  • Marie Lamb says:

    It’s working for me here in Syracuse, New York…they’re about to start playing.