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The city that never sleeps – and whose music dazzles and inspires.

Crack Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto launches his three-concert SCO residency in typically unconventional style. He joins a hand-picked group of SCO musicians to weave together some of the most exciting music by his friends and colleagues in America’s most vibrant city – and from closer to home.

Nico Muhly melds recorded sounds with acoustic clarinet in his witty, perky 'It Goes Without Saying', while Bryce Dessner – guitarist in indie rock band The National – draws on his Jewish heritage in his vibrant string quartet 'Aheym'.

Following the folk-inspired grittiness of Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s violin duos, Caroline Shaw plays delicate games with Haydn in her gleaming string quartet 'Entr’acte', and Steve Reich provides a fitting urban celebration with the pulsating beauty of his multi-clarinet 'New York Counterpoint'.

MUHLY 'It Goes Without Saying' – Clarinet and Tape
HAARLA Barcarole
ZINOVJEV Double Trouble 
BACEWICZ 4 Duos for 2 Violins 
SHAW 'Entr’acte' 
REICH 'New York Counterpoint' – Clarinet and Tape 

Pekka Kuusisto: violin / director
SCO Chamber Ensemble 
DJs xivro and Rowan McIlvride

Please note: This concert will have cabaret tables in the stalls area. It is not part of the Jan-May multibuy offer.  

In association with The Skinny and EHFM.

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Presented by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra


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