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Works and Process at the Guggenheim presents Holiday Concert with the World Premiere of a New Commission by Nico Muhly

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In the Guggenheim Museum's iconic rotunda, celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly. Inspired by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, this Works & Process commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin's project through New York, a part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative.George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.


2017 Works & Process Holiday Concert Program:

Music of New York City


Nico Muhly - New Commission Premiere

Nico Muhly - Senex Puerum Portabat

(2008, written for the Vox Holiday Concert in the Rotunda)

George Steel - Rotunda Fanfares (world premiere)

John Corigliano - Christmas at the Cloisters (arr. G. Steel)

Philip Glass - Étoile Polaire (from North Star)

Meredith Monk - Panda Chant II


Holiday Music from Three Centuries:

Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten

Hodie, Christus Natus Est - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Coventry Carol - anon.

The Holly and the Ivy - trad., arr. Willcocks

Gabriel's Message - trad. Basque

The Christmas Song - Tormé, arr. Murabayashi                                


Traditional Carols for all to sing:

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Joy to the World

Once in Royal David's City

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing




FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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