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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Bartók’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On January 15 & 16 at the Helsinki Music Centre, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in a gripping program of works that showcase the dark side of the human mind. Susanna first leads the ensemble in Berlioz’s dark King Lear Overture, a work that[…]

Dieter Ammann’s new Piano Concerto “Gran Partita” with the Münchner Philharmoniker

Susanna Mälkki begins the new year conducting the Münchner Philharmoniker for three performances at the Philharmonie im Gasteig. The program features the German premiere of Dieter Ammann’s new Piano Concerto “Gran Partita,” both written for and played by the[…]

Best of 2019 Highlights

Notable Performances of 2019 and of the Decade – The New Yorker Notable Recordings of 2019: Olga Neuwirth, “ . . .miramondo multiplo . . . ,” “Remnants of Songs,” “Masaot / Clocks without Hands”; Ingo Metzmacher conducting the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra,[…]

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Upcoming Performances

JAN 30, 31
FEB 1

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Sala Santa Cecilia

Alexander Malofeev, piano

FEB 6, 8

Cleveland Orchestra

Severance Hall

Leila Josefowicz, violin

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

Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne

Palais Garnier

Paris

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