New York Counterpoint

Repertoire New York Counterpoint, by Steve Reich

The city that never sleeps – and whose music dazzles and inspires.

Crack Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto launches his three-concert SCO residency in typically unconventional style. He joins a hand-picked group of SCO musicians to weave together some of the most exciting music by his friends and colleagues in America’s most vibrant city – and from closer to home.

Nico Muhly melds recorded sounds with acoustic clarinet in his witty, perky It Goes Without Saying, while Bryce Dessner – guitarist in indie rock band The National – draws on his Jewish heritage in his vibrant string quartet Aheym.

Following the folk-inspired grittiness of Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s violin duos, Caroline Shaw plays delicate games with Haydn in her gleaming string quartet Entr’acte, and Steve Reich provides a fitting urban celebration with the pulsating beauty of his multi-clarinet New York Counterpoint.

Programme to include: 

  • MUHLY It Goes Without Saying – Clarinet and Tape

  • DESSNER Aheym

  • HAARLA Barcarole

  • ZINOVJEV Double Trouble

  • BACEWICZ 4 Duos for 2 Violins

  • SHAW Entr’acte

  • REICH New York Counterpoint – Clarinet and Tape

In association with The Skinny and EH-FM.

Performers Pekka Kuusisto
Promoter Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Submitted by Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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