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The intrepid Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and violin “performer extraordinaire” Pekka Kuusisto (Strad) bring an ingenious program pairing classical works with contemporary innovation. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 gives way to a new companion piece by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg, Bach Materia, a witty, spirited work that hinges on improvisation. Haydn’s harmonically adventurous Symphony No. 99 is followed by Prokofiev’s agile “Classical” Symphony, which references Haydn’s genius.
“An artist of astonishing gifts.”– Cincinnati.com on Kuusisto
“Outrageously enjoyable.”– Star Tribune (Minnesota)
“The beauty, joy and freshness of the Saint Paul players’ music-making...didn’t just breathe life into well-worn standards of the repertory. It was also a reassurance that participatory democracy is alive and well.”– New York Times
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall
In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 virus, this performance has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We will be in contact with all ticket holders to facilitate ticketing exchanges and refunds. Should you have additional questions or wish to speak with a guest services representative, please contact CenterCharge at 212.721.6500