On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3PM EDT (GMT -5) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hannu Lintu will perform the divertimento from Stravinsky’s one-act ballet, “The Fairy’s Kiss,” and Sibelius’s Second Symphony. The program will also include the DSO debut of Jaakko Kuusisto’s Violin Concerto, which will feature violinist Elina Vähälä.
An hour before the concert starts there will be an informal interview with composer Jaakko Kuusisto, who is also a conductor and an award-winning violinist. He plays a 1702 Matteo Goffriller.2 Elina Vähälä plays a 1780 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.5 You’re welcome, violinists!
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon–don’t miss it! You can see the concert at http://www.dso.org/live.
- Karlson, Anu, The two lives of Jaakko Kuusisto, Finnish Musical Quarterly, 2/1997. http://www.fmq.fi/1997/06/the-two-lives-of-jaakko-kuusisto/.