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 performances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

This month, due to Mariss Jansons’ cancellation, Susanna Mälkki is picking up the baton for several concerts to conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern[…]

Musica Viva concert with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki returns to Munich’s Herkulessal to conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, part of the ensemble’s musica viva series. One of the world’s most famous events for future-oriented and contemporary music, the concert will take place on July 5.[…]

Zemlinsky & Bartók with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

On June 14, Susanna Mälkki conducts the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and mezzo-soprano Petra Lang at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Ms. Lang will sing Zemlinsky’s Sechs Gesänge nach Texten von Maurice Maeterlinck, an evocative song cycle that was inspired by Mahler and[…]

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JUL 19

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Latvian National Opera

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

JUL 21

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Latvian National Opera

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

JUL 27

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Schleschwig-Holstein Festival, Lübeck Musik- und Kongresshalle

Lübeck

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