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Watch: Pekka On Murder & Redemption

Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Leo Messias

We’ve caught up with Finnish violinist and ACO Collective Artistic Director Pekka Kuusisto ahead of his Murder & Redemption tour in February.

Watch Pekka as he takes us through how his friendship with American indie-folk musician Sam Amidon fomented the concept behind this concert experience that blends American folk murder ballads and songs of salvation with classical pieces by Janáček, John Adams and more.



 

MURDER & REDEMPTION
2 - 14 February 2017
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney.

ARTISTS
Pekka Kuusisto
 Director & Violin
Sam Amidon Voice & Banjo

PROGRAM

TRAD. (arr. Muhly) Kedron
JANÁČEK (arr. strings) String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’: I. Adagio con moto
TRAD. (arr. Muhly) Way Go Lily
JANÁČEK (arr. strings) String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’: II. Con moto
TRAD. (arr. Muhly) Wild Bill Jones
JANÁČEK (arr. strings) String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’: III. Con moto – Vivace – Andante – Tempo I
TRAD. (arr. Muhly) How Come That Blood
JANÁČEK (arr. strings) String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’: IV. Con moto
TRAD. The Redemption Set
ADAMS, John Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and trembling
BRACKETT Traditional Shaker hymn: Simple Gifts
ADAMS, John Shaker Loops: II. Hymning slews, III. Loops and verses, IV. A final shaking

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