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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Upcoming Performances

Apr 25, 26

Wiener Symphoniker

Wiener Konzerthaus

Andreas Haefliger, piano

Apr 27

Wiener Symphoniker «Im Klang» I

Wiener Konzerthaus


Apr 27

Wiener Symphoniker «Im Klang» II

Wiener Konzerthaus


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