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Pekka Kuusisto artistic director / violin

Programme

Nico Muhly

Violin Concerto (Norwegian premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A-major, Op. 92

And musical surprises

After Pekka Kuusisto's collaborations with the NCO as artistic guest director in 2018, we are certain that you will see and hear much more of him in the future. 

Kuusisto is widely recognised for his extraordinary flair in directing ensembles from the violin that has taken him to lead chamber orchestras such as the Australian, St. Paul and Mahler. Having taken up a season-long residency at Wigmore Hall this season he is also a very much in demand as soloist and a gifted improvisor uninhibited by conventional genre boundaries. 

Toronto's The Globe and Mail described him as 'one-of-a-kind', and we cannot agree more. Kuusisto enlivens the musical scene with extraordinary presence, musicianship, originality and engagement few can match. In all respects, he is an epitome of modern orchestra director. Uninhibited by conventional genre boundaries, he regularly engages with people across the artistic spectrum. 

This evening brings a special occasion where Kuusito makes a solo appearance in the European premiere of Nico Muhly's Concerto for Violin and Strings. 

American composer Muhly works across traditional genre lines and has collaborated with pop artists like Björk, while producing a well-regarded oeuvre of operas and orchestral works for the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall among others. 

Pekka Kuusisto

Tue 10 March 7pm

University Aula

This concert is included in the following subscription series:

Aula series

Total series

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