The 2018/19 season marks Mälkki’s third year as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, with highlights set to include Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the world premiere of a new work by Enno Poppe, and – following a highly successful tour to Salzburg and Paris with cellist Truls Mørk in May 2018 – a tour of Central Europe with violinist Pekka Kuusisto, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Konzerthaus among the venues. Following an acclaimed first season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mälkki launches 2018/19 with the world premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra.

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Other projects include Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie and a staged performance of Sibelius’s The Tempest in collaboration with The Old Globe. Mälkki was previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (2013-17) and Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (2006-13).

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Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Gil Shaham & the Frankfurt Radio Symphony

Susanna Mälkki conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony at the Alte Oper on May 16 & 17. The concert will begin with the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg’s Parada, an orchestral work that has been critically praised by critics: “Parada‘s gorgeous opening sequence[…]

World premiere of Enno Poppe’s ‘Fett’ plus Syzmanowswki & Sibelius with the HPO

On May 10, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere of Enno Poppe’s Fett, a co-commission with the HPO, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A greatly anticipated world premiere, the German[…]

‘Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin Suite’ now available for pre-order

Susanna Mälkki’s premiere recording with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Béla Bartók’s The Wooden Prince and The Miraculous Mandarin, is now available for pre-order. During her first season as Chief Conductor in 2016-17, Ms. Mälkki and the ensemble[…]

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Upcoming Performances

May 24

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Isabelle Faust, violin

Jun 14

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Wiener Konzerthaus

Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano

Jul 5

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


Jörg Widmann, clarinet

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