Tero Saarinen’s take on Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s
Cello Concerto en forme de pas de trois
(1966) was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic
. Principal Guest Conductor of the LA Phil, Susanna Mälkki
, directed the orchestra at the world premiere performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Soloist cellists were Ben Hong
, Eric Byers
and Timothy Loo
Saarinen’s creative team includes long-time collaborators, Bessie-award winning Lighting Designer Mikki Kunttu, Costume Designer Erika Turunen and Choreographer’s Assistant Sini Länsivuori. Dance soloists are Auri Ahola, Misa Lommi and David Scarantino.