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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Concert with the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

On September 18, Susanna Mälkki leads the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker, for the first time at the Musikfest Berlin. From August 30 to September 19, the Musikfest Berlin will present 26 events with over 65 works by around 25 composers in the Philharmonie, its[…]

Opening season concert with EXAUDI and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki begins the 2019/20 season conducting the vocal ensemble EXAUDI, one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles for new music, and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert featuring works by Gesualdo, Stravinsky, Sibelius, and Berio. On September 6, the[…]

Schönberg’s ‘Gurrelieder’ with the HPO and Lahti Symphony Orchestra

On August 16 & 17, Susanna Mälkki conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahti Symphony Orchestra in Schönberg’s vast cantata, Gurrelieder, at the Helsinki Music Centre. Composed for an expanded orchestra, male choir and mixed choir, five vocal soloists, and a[…]

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Upcoming Performances

SEP 25, 26

Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Edgar Moreau, cello


London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

OCT 10

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Oren Shevlin, cello

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