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 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,[…]

Tour with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tero Saarinen Company

Susanna Mälkki heads to Belgium this week with The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tero Saarinen Company for two concerts. The concerts at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (October 10) and the Concertgebouw in Bruges (October 11), are part of the official[…]

Sibelius, Elgar, and Britten with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

On October 5, Susanna Mälkki returns to Royal Festival Hall to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a program that features two Sibelius masterpieces – his warmest tone-poem, The Oceanides, and his gentlest Symphony No. 6. Completing the program is Britten’s[…]

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Oct 18, 19, 22

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall

Wu Wei, sheng

OCT 24, 25, 26

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall

Andreas Haefliger, piano

NOV 6, 7

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Andreas Haefliger, piano

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