Event Information
LIVE from the NYPL Presents
Style: Maira Kalman
Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
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Maira Kalman, creator of the famous canine Max Stravinsky and other children’s books, and composer Nico Muhly bring to life through "opera" and images the classic manual she recently illustrated: Strunk and White’s Elements of Style.

About Maira Kalman:

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married tibor kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up ping pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines. co-founded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one." The co-owner of the renowned design firm M&Co and creator (with Rick Meyerowitz) of the NEWYORKISTAN cover for The New Yorker, Maira Kalman is the author of a dozen children’s books, including Max Makes A Million, What Pete Ate from A-Z, and Next Stop Grand Central. She has designed for Isaac Mizrahi, Kate Spade, Mark Morris Dance Group, Ralph Pucci, and MoMA. Although she gets seasick quite easily, she plans to sail away on a tugboat with family and friends (and her dog Pete) to distant lands and far-off places. Maira Kalman, a contributor to The New Yorker, New York Magazine and many other publications, lives in New York City.

About Nico Muhly:

Nico Muhly graduated from Juilliard School for composition, where he studied with Christopher Rouse & John Corigliano. The American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein premiered his Fits & Bursts at Avery Fisher Hall and the Juilliard Orchestra under Jeffrey Milarsky premiered his Out of the Loop (winner of a 2004 ASCAP Award) and So to Speak. In 2004, he orchestrated the movie The Manchurian Candidate for composer Rachel Portman and played on Björk’s album Medúlla as well as prepared and conducted her score for Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9. As a performer, he plays piano and celeste and has performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, VisionIntoArt, John Adams, and Philip Glass. He is currently writing a work for the Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Church in New York City.

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