Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla Symphony’ with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

In the New Year, Susanna Mälkki returns to California to conduct a series of performances with world class-soloists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Kaija Saariaho’s Trans for harp and orchestra makes its US premiere with harpist Xavier de Maistre. Saariaho’s piece,[…]

‘Express Abstractionism’ with Paavali Jumppanen and the HPO

On November 29, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen for her last concert of 2018. After five thrilling programs with the HPO since August, Ms. Mälkki conducts the ensemble in a new work by Sean Shepherd with Brahms and[…]

‘European Avant-Garde’ with the LA Phil New Music Group

For her last concert in Los Angeles before returning in January 2019, Susanna Mälkki conducts the LA Phil New Music Group in five world premieres commissioned by the LA Phil. The program, entitled “European Avant-Garde,” features works by leading European composers, with[…]

Sibelius’ ‘The Tempest’ with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

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[…]

Steve Reich world premiere and Mahler No. 5 with the LA Phil

Following an acclaimed first season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki returns for the orchestra’s centennial season. Her upcoming concerts feature six world premieres and a staged performance of Sibelius’s The Tempest in[…]