w/ An Evening with Nico Muhly, "Two Boys," and other works , Joanna Wallfisch , and music of J.S. Bach, Jörg Widmann, Nico Muhly, Pekka Kuusisto, and more
About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
w/ special guests Nico Muhly and Joanna Wallfisch
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ Lag in Todesbanden
Jörg Widmann: Etude 1
Nico Muhly: Drones and Violin
Finnish fiddle tunes from the collection of Samuel Rinda-Nickola
Kuusisto: Music for swallowed microphone
Unto Mononen: Tähdet meren yllä
Two Finnish traditional melodies: Piupali Paupali and On suuri sun rantas autius
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
In the 2012/13 season, Pekka Kuusisto gives the world premiere of Sebastian Fagerlund’s Violin Concerto, written for him and commissioned by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He also travels to North America to work with Ottawa’s NAC Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of their New Creations Festival, which includes the North American premiere of Owen Pallett’s Violin Concerto as well as a performance of Four Iconoclastic Episodes with guitarist and composer Steve Mackey. In Europe, he returns to Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Recent performances have included a critically-acclaimed international tour with Britten Sinfonia, performing Adès’ Violin Concerto under the baton of the composer. Last season also saw him appear with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Oslo Philharmonic and Moscow State Symphony orchestras.
As a director, Pekka regularly works with the Britten Sinfonia and the Australian, London, Irish and St Paul Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Amsterdam and Västerås Sinfoniettas. Recent recital partners include Iiro Rantala, Anne Sofie von Otter, Angela Hewitt, Kimmo Pohjonen and Nicolas Altstaedt (with whom he tours to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Konzerthaus Dortmund in November 2012). Pekka has also enjoyed a number of prestigious residencies, including at the Aldeburgh Festival and most recently at the Concertgebouw’s Robeco Zomerconcerten in 2012.
Nico Muhly has composed a wide scope of work for ensembles, soloists, and organizations including the American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, countertenor Iestyn Davies, violinist Hilary Hahn, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Paris Opera Ballet, soprano Jessica Rivera, and designer/illustrator Maira Kalman. In October 2013, he makes his Metropolitan Opera debut with his new opera Two Boys, a Met commission that premiered in London in June 2011.
Among Muhly’s most frequent collaborators are his colleagues at Bedroom Community, an artist-run label headed by Icelandic musician Valgeir Sigurðsson. Bedroom Community was inaugurated in 2007 with the release of Muhly’s first album, Speaks Volumes. In spring 2012, Bedroom Community released Muhly’s three-part Drones & Music, in collaboration with pianist Bruce Brubaker, violinist Pekka Kuusisto, and violist Nadia Sirota.
Born in Vermont in 1981 and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Muhly graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature. In 2004, he received a Masters in Music from The Juilliard School, where he studied under Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano.
His writings and full schedule can be found at Nico Muhly official site.
Photo credit: Matthew Murphy
“Joanna [is] a vocalist taking risks and crossing musical chasms without a net”
“[Her] voice is strong, natural and distinctive… firmly in the tradition of English jazz singers with a clear, understated tone and inventive approach to improvisation, such as Norma Winstone, Tina May and Jacqui Dankworth…her expressive solos draw the listener into her imaginative world…”
-Alison Bentley, London Jazz Blogspot