Pekka Kuusisto and the Reddress

Berlin, May 2018  Pekka Kuusisto, Aamu Song, Teemu Korpipää

People often ask me how I come up with all the ideas for the Sarah´s Music programmes. Well, I keep my eyes open on all the classical music pages to see what I would find interesting and thank goodness the viewers seem to agree with me! One night I was having a look to see what was going on in Berlin and I suddenly saw RED on the Boulez Saal´s Facebook feed… I immediately clicked to see more and was delighted to see that this project features the Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, of whom I am a big fan. Pekka playing the violin in a red dress made of 550 metres of material in a fabulous concert hall – PERFECT for Sarah´s Music!

It was the first time I had met Pekka, we had a wonderful day together, what a talented and inspiring musician he is. He is also brave enough to try new things in our classical world and I respect him a lot for it. I also really enjoyed meeting and talking to Aamu Song, who has such a peaceful aura about her. One of my favourite moments of the shoot was lying in the dress pocket with her next to me. (you have to watch the episode to find out what THAT means…)

Once again, a great technical team to work with, my Sarah´s Music favourites – Chris, Henning, Martin and Jeanne, welcoming sound man Kurosh to the team too, and we always love filming at the Boulez Saal. We definitely saw red that day – but in a good way! Pekka wins the prize for the most original Horn Challenge, wouldn´t you agree?