US orch hires reindeer Pekkamain
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, bouncing back from bad times, is forming a formidable artistic team.
It has now added Pekka Kuusisto, the Sibelius winner to a top table comprising the pianist Jeremy Denk, clarinettist Martin Fröst and two other violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Thomas Zehetmair. Pekka, 38. says the new job ‘gives me reindeer-bumps.’
That may sound better in Finnish.