Event

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices

Where Words End
May 4-7, 2017

Description

Artistic Partner and violinist Pekka Kuusisto immerses SPCO audiences in the sound world of his native Finland in an all-Sibelius program of rarely played chamber works and string orchestra pieces, including the American premiere of a new arrangement of Sibelius’s Five Rustic Dances by Pekka’s brother, Jaakko Kuusisto. Pekka writes about Rakastava, “Everything in Rakastava feels and smells like nature at night, a Fennoscandian forest at dusk.” Sibelius’s lone mature quartet, subtitled Intimate Voices, was written by Sibelius after a difficult bout with throat cancer, and he turned inwards to rediscover his compositional voice.

Program

Jean Sibelius
Rakastava

Jean Sibelius
Five Rustic Dances for Violin and String Orchestra

Jean Sibelius
Intimate Voices Quartet for String Orchestra

Times & Locations

May 4, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Stillwater

May 5, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 6, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 7, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Arden Hills/Bethel

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