BARTÓK Soldier Song (01’)
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin (17’)
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello : Mvt 1 (05’)
MESSIAEN Abîme des Oiseaux from Quatuor pour le fin de Temps (08’)
CRUMB God-Music from Black Angels (03’)
BIBER Battaglia (10’)
HAYDN Symphony No 45 in F-sharp minor, ‘Farewell’ (25’)
PEKKA KUUSISTO Director/Violin
MAXIMILIANO MARTÍN Clarinet
BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE Violin
PHILIP HIGHAM Cello
Wayward genius… extraordinary sound… there’s not an inch of formality to Pekka Kuusisto. He is one-of-a-kind - a mesmerising player, with a riveting personality on stage who has earned himself a bit of a maverick reputation. His programme is a sort of musical ‘farewell’ through the last four centuries.
The movements of Ravel’s light-hearted, reflective Tombeau de Couperin, themselves written as commemorations to friends of Ravel, dovetail with works written in times of conflict, including Messiaen’s Abyss of the Birds.
CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Pre-concert performance by the music school of Douglas Academy.
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