After her successful performances of Mahler’s fifth symphony, Susanna Mälkki continues her second season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic leading staged performances of Sibelius’ The Tempest in collaboration with The Old Globe and director Barry Edelstein.
Part of the LA Phil 100 project, on November 8, 9, & 10, Mälkki leads the LA Phil and Los Angeles Master Chorale in a production featuring a cast of 27 actors, singers, and dancers. The LA Phil 100 celebrates the ensemble’s 100th season with creative and innovative programs. In a recent interview with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, Mälkki spoke about her goals for the 2018-19 season with the ensemble:
“The goal is, as always, to give the audience the most memorable concert experience possible with these fantastic works! It’s very exciting to perform such a rich range, too–works by living legends such as Steve Reich (I’m truly honoured to conduct the world premiere by him) and Kaija Saariaho; two of the most glorious pieces for symphony orchestra ever written: Mahler 5 and Turangalila-symphony; presenting a whole new generation of composers like Lotta Wennäkoski; and focusing again on the fascinating subject of words and music with another Shakespeare play, this time set in the mood of Sibelius. I am greatly looking forward to making music with the orchestra again.”