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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San Francisco Chronicle

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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Broadcast of Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin part of the Met Opera’s “Nightly Opera Streams”

On May 6, the Metropolitan Opera will stream the archived HD capture of Kaija Saariaho’s haunting opera L’Amour de Loin, featuring Susanna Mälkki in her Met debut conducting Robert Lepage’s dreamlike production. Since its world premiere at the Salzburg[…]

New release – Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta, Op. 23; Six Songs, Op. 13 “Maeterlinck-Songs”

Susanna Mälkki’s new recordings of Sinfonietta, Op. 23, and “Maeterlinck-Songs” Op. 13 by Alexander Zemlinsky with renowned soprano Petra Lang and the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien are now available for purchase. Released by Capriccio, the album also[…]

COVID-19 update

Regrettably, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many theaters around the world have cancelled all performances for a few months. Some of these include Susanna Mälkki’s appearances on March 20, 25 and 26, April 17 and May 15 with the Helsinki Philharmonic[…]

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