Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns

Where Words End
May 12-13, 2017


In this program, the SPCO and Kuusisto bring together contemporary classical and traditional folk music, and a wide range of musical guests who share a love of programming that bridges multiple musical worlds. SPCO will premiere a new orchestration of Gabriel Kahane’s Orinoco Sketches, a work that draws its text from the diary of Hannelore Kahane (the composer’s grandmother) and the story of her emigration from Germany to the United States in 1939. The Norwegian fiddling in Grieg’s popular Holberg Suite is complemented by fiddling and improvising on traditional folk songs by Kuusisto and Amidon. The program concludes with a 21st century masterpiece, Lindberg’s Violin Concerto.


Pekka Kuusisto
Migration Patterns, Part 1 (Grieg/Folk Songs)

Gabriel Kahane
Orinoco Sketches

Pekka Kuusisto
Migration Patterns, Part 2 (Sibelius/Folk Songs/Grieg)

Magnus Lindberg
Violin Concerto

Times & Locations

May 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 12, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

May 13, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

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