Local indie-classical whiz kid Nico Muhly has spent a good portion of the past few years working his magic on other peoples recordssee Grizzly Bears Veckatimest, Björks Volta, and Go by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, among other examples. This week, the composer premieres a new piece of his own called Tell the Way, which, according to the St. Anns Warehouse website, draws from American folk sources, prayers for the Royal Navy, early colonial diaries, Mandeville, Herodotus, and Marco Polo. (Thats it?) Ever the collaborator, Muhly solicited help from avant-folkie Sam Amidon and Bryce Dessner of the National, both of whom are slated to appear here alongside the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Thu., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.; Feb. 11-12, 8 p.m., 2011