New York Counterpoint
- 6 Mar 2022, 3 p.m., Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, More info and bookings
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
ZINOVJEV Double Trouble
BACEWICZ 4 Duos for 2 Violins
REICH New York Counterpoint – Clarinet and Tape
Performers Pekka Kuusisto
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