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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April concerts in Helsinki

Susanna Mälkki returns to Helsinki this month, to lead the Helsinki Philharmonic for three concerts. The first, hosted on April 20, features Mahler’s profound and powerful Symphony No. 9: Programme note – The number 9 must have supernatural powers. Beethoven,[…]

Wiener Staatsoper debut – ‘Dantons Tod’

This spring, Susanna Mälkki makes her greatly anticipated debut at the Wiener Staatsoper leading the rarely performed Dantons Tod, composed by Gottfried von Einem. These performances are presented in recognition of the 100th anniversary of von Einem’s birth, and serve[…]

LA Philharmonic 2018/19 Season Engagements

Susanna Mälkki returns to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic next season for several concerts, with programmes highlighting a diverse range of repertoire, including a slate of world premieres. Ms. Mälkki is the Principal Guest Conductor of the LAPhil, and one of the[…]

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Upcoming Performances

April 25, 26

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Karita Mattila, soprano

May 5

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall

Kateřina Javůrková, French horn (debut)

May 18

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Truls Mørk, cello

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