Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices

Where Words End
May 4-7, 2017


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.


Jean Sibelius

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

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

Order By Phone

SPCO Ticket Office:

(651) 291-1144

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday

Order Online

Please be aware that our ticketing system is not optimized for mobile devices.

Select Performance:
Home Switch to Full Site
© 2018 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra