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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Concerts with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & Helsinki Chamber Choir

After her fantastic performances in the United States, Susanna Mälkki returns to Finland to conduct the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Helsinki Chamber Choir in two concerts featuring works by Giacinto Scelsi, Dieter Ammann, and Gustav Holst. On November 6 & 7, the[…]

Fauré, Ammann, Messiaen, and Debussy with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

On October 24, 25, & 26, Susanna Mälkki returns to Symphony Hall to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a sensually colorful program of French music. Additionally, the program features the American premiere of Swiss composer Dieter Ammann’s new work for piano and[…]

Concerts with the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Unsuk Chin’s Šu, for Sheng and Orchestra, with sheng virtuoso Wu Wei as soloist, as well as Haydn’s extraordinary Symphony No. 22, Philosopher and Strauss’ iconic Also sprach Zarathustra, on October 18,[…]

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Upcoming Performances

NOV 15, 16

Orchestre National de Lyon

L'Auditorium de Lyon

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, and Cynthia Millar, ondes Martenot

NOV 20, 21

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

NOV 29, 30

Philadelphia Orchestra

Verizon Hall

Gil Shaham, violin

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