Nico Muhly is one of the most sought-after composers and collaborators internationally. The recipient of commissions from The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral, he also has a long association with Aurora Orchestra.
The music: A deep meditation on God’s will, with standout moments for oboe and tenor and bass singers. The science: Is there life on other worlds? Science is slowly getting closer to finding an answer.
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy, People’s History Museum invites you to an exclusive in conversation event with Mike Leigh, hosted by Joan Bakewell.
The music: The OAE perform one of Bach’s Christmas cantatas, this one written for the Feast of John the Evangelist. The science: Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the presenter of the BBC’s legendary The Sky at Night series tells us about the challenges of engineering for space.
Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (Alley Acker, 2014) is a documentary hosted by Jodie Foster which uses rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers and corrects the notion that women have been
The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
The music: A cantata written when Bach was very busy – he was expected to produce six over the course of a month at the same time that he was writing the St John Passion. The science: How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us more...