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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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[…]

Sibelius & Knussen with the Cleveland Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki returns to the Cleveland Orchestra podium this week, to lead the ensemble in two performances featuring two masterpieces by Sibelius, the musical hero of her native Finland. On February 6 & 8 at Severance Hall, Leila Josefowicz introduces a Violin Concerto by[…]

Debut with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Susanna Mälkki will make her debut on the podium of the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia this month, leading the ensemble in three concerts on January 30, 31, and February 1. The program begins with Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce, a brilliant[…]

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Upcoming Performances

FEB 26, 29
MAR 2, 4, 6, 8

Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne

Palais Garnier


MAR 12

London Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall

Gil Shaham, violin

MAR 20

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

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