Listen: Conductor and violinist Pekka Kuusisto returns to lead the SPCO
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - May 21, 2022
Pekka Kuusisto is one of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's most beloved artistic partners. On May 21, 2022, the violinist, conductor and composer returned to the stage for a varied and colorful program. The world premiere of a new piece by American composer Cindy Cox opened a concert that also featured a symphony by the 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc. The centerpiece of the program was Ralph Vaughan Williams' transcendent and magical The Lark Ascending, which provided a showcase for Kuusisto's exquisite violin playing. Listen to the concert now!
Pekka Kuusisto, conductor/violin*
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
CINDY COX: Dreaming a World’s Edge
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending *
LOUISE FARRENC: Symphony No. 3