Across a crowded contemporary
musical landscape, Kaija Saariaho—Carnegie Hall’s 2011–2012 composer-in-residence—stands
apart with her sensual, expansive soundscapes.
This season, top performers from
Saariaho's native Finland and around the world reveal the color and variety of
her orchestral and vocal music, while also introducing New York City audiences
to works by composers whom Saariaho admires. French vocal ensemble Solistes XXI
performs Saariaho’s lesser known—but equally beautiful—choral music, set to a
multimedia installation by video artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière. In addition, Saariaho leads a Professional Training Workshop with Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen on writing for solo strings.
Join us throughout the 2011–2012
season for exclusive video and written material from Kaija Saariaho and others.
Kaija Saariaho on her Laterna magica.
Kaija Saariaho on the Role of Nature in Her Work
Kaija Saariaho on her From the Grammar of Dreams.
Kaija Saariaho on Composing Using a Computer in the Past
Kaija Saariaho on Finnish Tango.
Kaija Saariaho on Composing Using a Computer in the Present