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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Festival d’Aix 2020 : re-think the Festival Debate

On July 10, Susanna Mälkki will participate in a livestreamed debate hosted by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The purpose of this debate is to recall what would have been the 2020 Aix Festival, how the COVID-19 crisis has stopped the making of this season activities, and[…]

At Home with Susanna Mälkki

This week, Susanna Mälkki, Principal Guest Conductor of the LA Phil, hosts the orchestra’s At Home with Susanna Mälkki, broadcasting from her home as she shares her favorite music and reflections on the unifying spirit of music with KUSC host Brian Lauritzen. The LA[…]

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[…]

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Innocence - Cancelled due to COVID-19

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London Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

NOV 12, 13, 14, 17

New York Philharmonic - Cancelled due to COVID-19

David Geffen Hall

Branford Marsalis, saxophone

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