• Fri. 29.01.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

Tempora mutantur

Works by Shaw, Kreisler, Clyne and Haydn

It’s a special connection: The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen has worked regularly with Pekka Kuusisto since 2002. In 2017, the orchestra named him ›Artistic Best Friend‹, and in 2019 the Finnish violinist also for the first time stood in front of the ensemble in the role of conductor – an exceptional artist who sheds new light on the classical repertoire with his virtuosity and artistic interpretation, but who also explores forms of improvisation and the folk music of his homeland and, last but not least, naturally integrates the music of our times into his performances.

»It is no misfortune if the composer is not yet dead,« he once remarked, and in this concert he builds bridges between the US-based composers Caroline Shaw and Anna Clyne, who both reference Haydn, and the violin virtuoso Kreisler, who donned a baroque cloak for his violin concerto in the style of Vivaldi. The epithet for Haydn’s 64th symphony is still the subject of speculation, but one thing is certain: ›tempora mutantur‹, »the times are changing, and we are changing with them«.

Programme

    • Caroline Shaw (*1982)
    • Entr’acte for string orchestra
    • Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)
    • Concerto for violin and strings in C major ›Im Stile von Antonio Vivaldi‹
    • Anna Clyne (*1980)
    • ›Sound and Fury‹ for chamber orchestra
    • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Symphony No. 64 in A major Hob I:64 ›Tempora mutantur‹

Violin and director

Pekka Kuusisto

Violinist, conductor and composer Pekka Kuusisto is Artistic Director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (from season 21/22), and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul and Mahler chamber orchestras. He is also a Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Best Friend of Die Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. In season 20/21 Pekka Kuusisto is Artist-in-Residence with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and at Milton Court at the Barbican.

An advocate of new music, Kuusitso’s upcoming premieres include new concerti by Bryce Dessner, Djuro Zivkovic, Thomas Ades and Enrico Chapela and chamber works by Sauli Zinovjev and Calliope Tsoupaki. He also performs concerti written for him by Daníel Bjarnason, Anders Hillborg and Nico Muhly. In recent seasons Kuusisto has premiered works by Sauli Zinovjev, Philip Venables and Andrea Tarrodi. He performs with orchestras such as Chicago and Los Angeles symphony orchestras, Concertgebouworkest, Orchestre de Paris, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, as well as Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Australian, Scottish and Swedish chamber orchestras.

Kuusisto’s recent recordings include concerti by Thomas Adès, Anders Hillborg, Daniel Bjarnason, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Sebastian Fagerlund and JS Bach. Kuusisto composed the score music of series 1 of the Moominvalley animation with composer, percussionist and producer Samuli Kosminen.

Violin and director

Pekka Kuusisto

Violinist, conductor and composer Pekka Kuusisto is Artistic Director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (from season 21/22), and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul and Mahler chamber orchestras. He is also a Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Best Friend of Die Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. In season 20/21 Pekka Kuusisto is Artist-in-Residence with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and at Milton Court at the Barbican.

An advocate of new music, Kuusitso’s upcoming premieres include new concerti by Bryce Dessner, Djuro Zivkovic, Thomas Ades and Enrico Chapela and chamber works by Sauli Zinovjev and Calliope Tsoupaki. He also performs concerti written for him by Daníel Bjarnason, Anders Hillborg and Nico Muhly. In recent seasons Kuusisto has premiered works by Sauli Zinovjev, Philip Venables and Andrea Tarrodi. He performs with orchestras such as Chicago and Los Angeles symphony orchestras, Concertgebouworkest, Orchestre de Paris, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, as well as Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Australian, Scottish and Swedish chamber orchestras.

Kuusisto’s recent recordings include concerti by Thomas Adès, Anders Hillborg, Daniel Bjarnason, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Sebastian Fagerlund and JS Bach. Kuusisto composed the score music of series 1 of the Moominvalley animation with composer, percussionist and producer Samuli Kosminen.