The current COVID-19 pandemic has only slightly curtailed a busy calendar as preparations continued over the summer, 2020 for her postponed debut at the “Festival d’Aix en Provence”, where she will conduct the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s new opera Innocence in July, 2021 with the London Symphony Orchestra. Susanna Mälkki’s autumn 2020 season as Chief Conductor with the Helsinki Philharmonic will have experimentation and expanded collaborations as hallmarks of the adapted performance schedule, serving her community with more socially distanced performances and media collaborations.

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Additionally, she will guest conduct with the Montréal Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as begin preparations for a new production of Die Walküre at the Finnish National Opera which premieres in January 2021.

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Susanna Mälkki conducts the greatly anticipated world premiere of Kaaija Saariaho’s Innocence at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence on July 3, 6, 10, and 12. Marking her debut with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Mälkki will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra[…]

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Upcoming Performances

AUG 26, 2021

Baltic Sea Day
Helsinki Festival

Helsinki Music Centre

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Nina Stemme, soprano

SEP 10, 2021

Spalding & Chase

Helsinki Music Centre

Esperanza Spalding, voice and doublebass
Claire Chase, flute
Photo: Felipe Lara. Copyright: Rolex/Hugo Glendinning

SEP 29, 30, 2021


Helsinki Music Centre


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