In August, the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival will showcase the remarkable talent of Susanna Mälkki through a series of compelling performances and engaging discussions, catering to classical music enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Starting on August 10 at 1 pm EDT, Mälkki will engage in an insightful and informal chat as part of the “In Conversation” series. Taking place in Studio E of the Linde Center for Music and Learning, this talk offers a unique chance for attendees to delve into the careers, music, and future ambitions of the exceptional artists brought together by Tanglewood.

On August 12 at 8 pm EDT, Susanna Mälkki will take the conductor’s podium alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Teaming up with virtuoso pianist Seong-Jin Cho, Mälkki will lead a spellbinding performance featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271, followed by Bartók’s dynamic and evocative Concerto for Orchestra.

The finale of Mälkki’s Tanglewood Festival appearances arrives on August 20 at 2:30 EDT, when she wields the baton to conduct Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 9. The monumental piece comes to life with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the renowned Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and a stellar lineup of vocal soloists, including soprano Amanda Majeski, mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, tenor Stephen Costello, and bass Jongmin Park.

For those seeking to immerse themselves in the realm of music and artistry this summer, further information and ticket details are available on the official Tanglewood Festival website.

Photo: Marica Rosengard