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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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[…]

Dvořák, Saariaho, & Debussy with the London Symphony Orchestra

On March 12, Susanna Mälkki returns to Barbican Hall to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in a kaleidoscopic program of folklore, light, and the ocean. Multiple Grammy-award winning violinist Gil Shaham plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, with folkloric and expressive[…]

Philippe Boesmans’ ‘Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne’ at the Opéra national de Paris

Susanna Mälkki takes the podium on February 26, 29, and March 2, 4, 6 & 8, to lead Philippe Boesmans’ opera Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne at the Palais Garnier. Her past engagements with the venue include Dvořák’s Rusalka (2019) and the world premiere[…]

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Upcoming Performances

APR 17

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Helsinki Music Centre

Esko Laine, double-bass

APR 24, 25, 26

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Claire Chase, flute
Esperanza Spalding, bass

Los Angeles, CA

APR 30
MAY 1, 3

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA

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