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We regret to announce that due to an arm injury, violinist and Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto is unable to play his violin for several upcoming engagements. Unfortunately, Kuusisto’s Tuning Meditation performance at the Walker Art Center as part of the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series and Walker’s Out There Festival on Saturday, January 19 has been canceled. The SPCO and the Walker look forward to copresenting a project with Pekka in a future season. This was a free, general admission event, with no ticket reservations available in advance, so no action is necessary on the part of ticket holders.

SPCO Artistic Partner and violinist Pekka Kuusisto brings his craft to the Walker Art Center galleries for a rare solo performance inspired by themes of I am you, you are too. Kuusisto leads the audience in Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation, part of a series of works written to provide healing in response to the political chaos of the late 1960s. This interactive performance invites participants to engage in listening as an act of peaceful activism in our own tumultuous political climate. Further exploration of the exhibit’s themes is presented through a set of virtual duos in which Kuusisto is joined via video projections and sound recordings by international artist-collaborators who collaborate across time and space in the face of new U.S. immigration restrictions.

“A violinist whose rare gift is to become rather than perform the music he plays.” – The Guardian

Free with gallery admission (Liquid Music subscribers, Walker members and Out There ticket holders receive complimentary gallery admission)

Liquid Music

This event is part of the SPCO's boundary-defying Liquid Music concert series.
Learn more and buy this event as part of a full Liquid Music subscription package.

Walker Art Center

This event is copresented with the Walker Art Center. Learn more at walkerart.org.

Please note: The SPCO does not perform on this program.

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