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National Symphony Orchestra: Oliver Knussen Conducts Violinist Leila Josefowicz
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“No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen… every piece makes its point perfectly and shows Knussen’s mastery of his musical language and influences.” —The Guardian (UK)

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Thomas: Helios Choros I 

Knussen: Violin Concerto, Op. 30 

Anderson: Imagin’d Corners 

Schuller: Of Reminiscences and Reflections 

As part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week, Oliver Knussen leads a program that includes his own Violin Concerto. The work features Leila Josefowicz, who the Chicago Sun-Times says “plays with a zest and fiery personality.”

Hailed as “a world-class player” by London’s The Observer, violinist Leila Josefowicz performs British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen’s Violin Concerto in a program that also includes Augusta Read Thomas’s Helios Choros I, Julian Anderson’s Imagin’d Corners, and Gunther Schuller’s Of Reminiscences and Reflections.