The 2017/18 season marks Mälkki’s debut year as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – highlights will include orchestral works by Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Strauss. Mälkki also enters her second season as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, directing works by Mahler, Bartók and Mozart, among others, as well as a concert tour to Salzburg and Paris with cellist Truls Mørk. In 2017 she concluded her four-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra.

A guest conductor at the highest level worldwide, Mälkki begins the 2017/18 season with a return to the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berliner Festspiele). She recently returned to the San Francisco, The Cleveland, Chicago Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony orchestras, and in March 2017 made her debut with the London Symphony Orchestra (she returns in April 2018).

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Other forthcoming engagements include returns to the New York Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony orchestras, as well as her Czech Philharmonic Orchestra debut. She has previously conducted the New World Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, London Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic and Philadelphia orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC Proms), Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Teatro La Fenice.

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January 11, 12, 13

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall

Baiba Skride, violin

January 19, 20, 21

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Robert deMaine, cello
Tero Saarinen Company

January 23

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

LA Phil New Music Group

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