First Light: Muhly & Glass

SKU: 827949074561

Number of CDs: 1

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra present First Light, the first fruit of Kuusisto’s tenure as the ensemble’s Artistic Director, on which two eminent New York composers are cast in a Nordic light. Featured is Kuusisto’s new string orchestra arrangement of Philip Glass’ “Mishima” String Quartet No. 3. as well as a unique rendition of Glass’ The Orchard.  Violinist, conductor and composer Pekka Kuusisto is renowned for his artistic freedom and flair in directing ensembles. Since its formation in 1977 the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra has established itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras on the international classical music scene. Nico Muhly is one of the most-performed composers of his generation, and appears as pianist on this album.