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Pekka Kuusisto, Violin and Nico Muhly, Piano Photo
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Pekka Kuusisto, Violin and Nico Muhly, Piano

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30 PM Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall


“Breaking Ground” – music by J.S. Bach, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Nico Muhly, with Finnish folksongs

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About the Artist

According to The Telegraph (London), Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto “surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive.” Composer-pianist Nico Muhly is one of the most celebrated and sought-after classical composers of the last decade and is the youngest composer ever commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. These ground-breaking classical musicians join forces for a hallmark program of their own curating that combines the music of J.S. Bach with contemporary fare.

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Violinist Pekka Kuusisto plays and sings a popular finnish folksong

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“Kuusisto and Muhly brought a sense of such intimacy and spontaneity...more concerts should feel this way.”

- The Washington Post