If a concert could be like a great American road trip, this would be it. You get to take in iconic American classics like Barber’s Adagio, as well as discovering exciting voices of the latest generation.
Pekka Kuusisto brings fruits of his close musical relationships with two of the hippest, hottest and most widely admired of younger American composers. Bryce Dessner (from American indie-rock band The National) and Nico Muhly are the heirs-apparent to the likes of Philip Glass and Steve Reich, writing music that is as engaging and accessible as it is stimulating and intriguing. Pekka Kuusisto is their perfect interpreter.
Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
Muhly: Violin Concerto, UK Premiere (Co-commissioned by SCO, ACO Collective, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and St Paul Chamber Orchestra)
Dessner: Ornament and Crime
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite
Pekka Kuusisto: Director / Violin