New and old in Varkaus

On the shores of the beautiful Lake Saimaa in Varkaus, Finland; one of my oldest pieces still (though rarely) performed, Wisteria for string quartet, and Hum and Drum premiered just in November, are on the program here at cellist Markus Hallikainen’s summer music festival. Lots of sauna-ing is also on the program. Below, an arts-and-crafts session, preparing the string quartet parts for a possibly windy outdoor concert.

With the quartet in Varkaus