Sonic Temples: Music of Saariaho & Barrière

November 12, 2018


Jennifer Koh, violin
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Aaron Wunsch, piano
Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics

Two of the world’s leading composers join Music Mondays for a program of entrancing, mystical music that envelops the listener in sound. Kaija Saariaho’s fluid, beguiling works (such as L’amour de Loin, a critical and popular success at the Met in 2016) have made her a leading voice in music today; Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s works intermingle acoustic and electronic sounds to build new sonic landscapes, as heard in a portion of his new opera, The 38th Parallel, a tale of Korean displacement and immigration. Charismatic violinist Jennifer Koh (“one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians,” N Y Times), bass-baritone Davóne Tines (“immense power and fervor,” L A Times), and flutist Camilla Hoitenga (“explosive,” New York Times) perform in what promises to be an immersive musical experience.



J. S. Bach — Violin Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001
J. S. Bach —Quia fecit mihi magna from Magnificat, BWV 243
J. S. Bach — Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013
Saariaho — NoaNoa for flute and electronics
Barrière — Palimpsest Capriccio for violin and electronics
Saariaho — Tocar for violin and piano
Saariaho — Changing Light for baritone and bass flute — new version première  
Barrière — Crossing the Blind Forest for flute and electronics
Barrière — Suite from The 38th Parallel — première


Watch & Listen

Jennifer Koh performs music by J S Bach

Davóne Tines sings True Fire by Kaija Saariaho

Jennifer Koh and Jean-Baptiste Barrière discuss The 38th Parallel


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