The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, one of the most distinguished chamber orchestras in the world, performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto – and music from the 20th century.
Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61
»Three Studies from Couperin«
Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, Hob.I:45 »Farewell«
»Dissolve, O my Heart« for Solo Violin
18:45, Bonn university, courtyard (good weather) or lecture room 1 (bad weather)
The concert will be broadcast live on www.beethovenfest.de/streams
»Pekka Kuusisto surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive,« says The Telegraph about the Finnish musician. In this concert he directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the violin. His interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto shows his dedication to this timeless work. As concert master, Kuusisto leads the orchestra in Haydn’ farewell symphony. The classical pieces are juxtaposed with a musical reminiscence to Couperin by Thomas Adès and Missy Mazzoli’s meditation on Bach’s great Chaconne for solo violin.
Concert recording by WDR, Deutsche Welle and Deutschlandfunk Kultur