Currentzis and Kuusisto

September 2016

On this tour, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to one of classical music’s most notorious revolutionaries, Ludwig van Beethoven. Since MCO Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis unfortunately had to withdraw from this tour due to illness, the MCO will be led by violinist Pekka Kuusisto from the violin, conductor Michael Wendeberg (for the Bonn performance of Schönberg's Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte) and MCO concertmaster Matthew Truscott.

The MCO makes appearances at two festivals on this tour: the orchestra will be performing in Merano, at the Merano Music Festival, for the first time since 2001. It will also be performing at the Beethovenfest Bonn 2016, where the MCO presented its award-winning Beethoven Journey – the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos – with pianist Leif Ove Andnes in 2014. 



22 September 2016 Merano

Thursday 20:30 / Kursaal

Works by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Arvo Pärt

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, Violin Pekka Kuusisto

24 September 2016 Bonn

Saturday 20:00 / Beethovenhalle

Works by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Arnold Schönberg

With: Conductor Michael Wendeberg (Schönberg), Violin & Director Pekka Kuusisto (Beethoven Violin Concerto), Speaker Sunnyi Melles

25 September 2016 Bonn

Sunday 18:00 / Stadtmuseum Siegburg

Works by: Pekka Kuusisto, Steve Reich, Johann Sebastian Bach

With: Violin Pekka Kuusisto, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra