Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony with Pekka Kuusisto
Friday, January 18, 2019
Works by Beethoven frame this program that features Missy Mazzoli’s quartet, You Know Me From Here, in a new arrangement for full strings by Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto and the SPCO. Mazzoli described the work as a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and companionship.” The program also includes Guardian of the Horizon by Peruvian-born, Finnish-trained, American-based composer Jimmy López, a concerto grosso written in loving memory of his father.
Please note: Pekka Kuusisto will lead these performances as director and conductor, but will not play violin due to an arm injury. Another violinist, to be announced, will replace Kuusisto as violin soloist on Guardian of the Horizon.
Please note: All tickets will be held at will call. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the concert to pick up your tickets. If you have any questions, or if you or a member of your party have any special accessibility requirements (e.g. wheelchair seating, large print programs, etc.), please contact our Ticket Office.
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Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, now in its 59th season, is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Committed to championing new music, the SPCO is primarily an unconducted ensemble that works in close collaboration with a diverse series of Artistic Partners. The virtuoso musicians of the SPCO present more than 130 concerts and educational programs each year, and are regularly heard on public radio programs which reach 1.2 million listeners each week on 289 stations. The SPCO has released 67 recordings, commissioned 148 new works, and tours nationally and internationally, including performances in premier venues in Europe, Asia and South America. Recent engagements in Berkeley, CA, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Ojai Festival, and tours to Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe were met with great critical acclaim.
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Date: Friday, January 18, 2019