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Pekka Kuusisto plays Bryce Dessner's Violin Concerto with the CSO, 2/23 @ 8pm

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Photo by Gerhard Kühne
American composer Bryce Dessner

Grammy Award winning, American composer Bryce Dessner, is "a vital and rare force in new music." (Wise Music Classical)

2/2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Duain Wolfe, dir; Riccardo Muti, cond)

2/9 Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Symphony No. 4 Still: Mother and Child Price: Symphony No. 3 (Riccardo Muti, cond)

2/16 Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture, Rhapsody in Blue Ravel: Piano Concerto (Inon Barnatan, p; André de Ridder and Jean Martinon, cond)

2/23 Ravel: Mother Goose Dessner: Violin Concerto Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (Pekka Kuusisto, v; Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Georg Solti, cond)

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen describes composer Bryce Dessner as, "...a very modern composer personality because of the fact that he comes from a rock background. And has slowly made his way into so-called 'contemporary classical music' and now he is considered to be one of the most important of his generation."