October 2, 2016 – 4:00 pm

So with violinist Niklas Walentin at the Phillips Collection. (Wash DC)

Venue: The Music Room at the Phillips Collection map

Though still in his early twenties, Danish-Swiss violinist Niklas Walentin is already a widely traveled soloist and chamber musician, with a passion for performing rarely-heard works alongside more familiar music. His Carnegie Hall recital in June 2015 coincided with the release of a CD of Carl Nielsen’s music for violin and piano, including the Sonata Op. 9 which features in this concert. Additionally, Walentin, joined by Sō Percussion under conductor Jean Thorel, will perform Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra. One of the most remarkable features of Harrison’s music is its embracing of other traditions, especially gamelan. In his concerto, Harrison also uses ‘junk’ percussion, including brake drums, washtubs, clock coils, and flower pots.