Saariaho Premiere at Library of Congress

Kaija Saariaho1415-kaijasaaraiho has another new work being premiered this week.  The Library of Congress has co-commissioned Light and Matter, a new work for piano trio, which will be premiered Friday, May 22.  The same concert will also hear Saariaho’s Aure for violin and piano.

For those of us who aren’t able to attend in person, program notes for the concert are available online, and listen online to the WETA interview with violinist Jennifer Koh as she discusses her experiences working with Saariaho and performing new works.

More information about the concert available here.


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