The 2019/20 season marks Mälkki’s fourth season as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, with highlights including premieres by leading national composers Saariaho and Wennäkoski and a new work by Felipe Lara (co-commissioned with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, featuring double bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding and flautist Claire Chase), a tour to Belgium in October, and the continuation of the orchestra’s Bartók Trilogy recordings for BIS Records.

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As part of her third season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mälkki pays tribute to the late Oliver Knussen, programming his Violin Concerto and co-curating (with Leila Josefowicz) a New Music Group concert centered around his chamber music; she also conducts Holst’s The Planets, Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite and a new composition by Saariaho.

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Beethoven’s “Eroica” and a tribute to Oliver Knussen with the LA Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki joins forces with violinist Leila Josefowicz for a series of concerts this December as Guest Conductor of the LA Philharmonic. On December 6, 7, & 8, Mälkki conducts one of the most revolutionary works in Western music: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 Eroica.[…]

Busoni, Filidei, Mozart, and Liszt with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On November 20 & 21, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in an eclectic program of works by Ferruccio Busoni, Francesco Filidei, Mozart, and Liszt. Garrick Ohlsson, the winner of the International Chopin Competition in 1970, is renowned for his[…]

Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla Symphony’ with the Orchestre national de Lyon

Susanna Mälkki returns to Lyon to conduct the Orchestre national de Lyon in Messiaen’s opulent Turangalîla Symphony on November 15 & 16. The November 15 concert is free for students, and on November 16, the concert is part of the ensemble’s season[…]

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Upcoming Performances

JAN 9, 10, 12

Münchner Philharmoniker

Philharmonie im Gasteig

Andreas Haefliger, piano

JAN 15, 16

Bluebeard's Castle

Helsinki Music Centre

Szilvia Vörös, mezzo-soprano, and Mika Kares, bass

JAN 30, 31

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Sala Santa Cecilia

Alexander Malofeev, piano

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