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SPCO with Pekka Kuusisto
November 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
One event on November 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
One event on November 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto leads an all American program for these Thanksgiving weekend concerts, including works by the phenomenally talented Missy Mazzoli. Kuusisto and the SPCO will premiere a new version for full string orchestra of her string quartet, You Know Me From Here, written for the Kronos Quartet. As described by Mazzoli, the work is a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and companionship.” Also on the program are John Adams’ Shaker Loops, an ecstatic tour de force for the SPCO strings, Reich’s charming Duet for Two Violins, and an improvisatory piece for variable instrumentation based on quirky fragments of text by the pioneering composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros.
Vespers for Violin
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
You Know Me From Here
Duet for Two Violins and Strings
Pekka Kuusisto, director and violin
Maureen Nelson, violin