Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane 

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Out of the box 

Acclaimed violinist Pekka Kuusisto and award-winning singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane collaborate on a new genre-defying work which explores, with wry charm and piercing insight, what it means to make chamber music in the twenty-first century. 

Pekka Kuusisto is an acclaimed violinist. Gabriel Kahane is a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Both classically trained, both comfortable inside and outside the box, they wander those sometimes strange, sometimes quirky, but always beautiful borderlands where creativity thrives.
They come together in a new collaboration, commissioned for recording and performance by an international partnership including Musica Viva Australia. The relaxed, intimate evening is an exploration of what it means to be artists in the 21st century; artists for whom honouring a classical heritage is as important as chasing the new. Be fascinated, entertained, moved and changed by what they make.
"Pekka Kuusisto…surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive "
— Telegraph 
"Kahane’s, first and foremost, an exercise in lyric beauty. He sings in a warm, resonant, melancholic baritone, which coasts upward into a plaintive falsetto. He plays the piano with a poetic touch...and his music is suffused with idiosyncratic, enriched tonal harmony...he is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day. "
— The New Yorker 

Listen to the music before you hear Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane live.

PEKKA KUUSISTO violin, electric violin, loops, piano, vocals 
GABRIEL KAHANE piano, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals 

Program to include Traditional Scandinavian folk music along with works from KUUSISTO; KAHANE; Nico MUHLY; J. S. BACH and others. 

*Co-commissioned by Musica Viva Australia, San Francisco Performances, Chamber Music Northwest, Schubert Club, and The 92nd St Y New York 

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Melbourne   6 August 7pm
Sydney   12 August 7pm
Newcastle   14 August 7:30pm
Canberra   15 August 7pm
Adelaide   17 August 7:30pm


Multiple Venues

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Event notes

Concert Duration

The concert has an approximate duration of 80 minutes with an interval.

Venue Information

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