Olli Mustonen Bach and Shostakovich

Olli Mustonen Bach and Shostakovich
12 - 20 September 2015

JS BACH Concerto for Keyboard in D major, BWV1054
HINDEMITH The Four Temperaments
OLLI MUSTONEN Sonata for Cello & Orchestra (World Premiere)
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. for string orchestra) String Quartet No.9

 

“Formidable technique and idiosyncratic style”  ★★★★★ The New York Times

“A truly astonishing command of keyboard technique” The Herald (UK)

Olli Mustonen is music's ultimate triple threat: a virtuosic pianist; and extraordinary conductor; and, an outstanding composer. You can experience all three facets of our formidable friend when he appears as soloist in Bach’s Concerto for Keyboard, directs Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments from the piano, then invites our very own Timo-Veikko Valve to perform the world premiere of his Sonata for Cello and Orchestra.

This will be an enthralling performance. Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments is a lush, bluesy ballet, while Mustonen’s Cello Sonata is a gripping tale from a deft storyteller. Bookending the evening are wise and exhilarating masterpieces from Bach and Shostakovich.