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,[…]

Beethoven’s “Eroica” and a tribute to Oliver Knussen with the LA Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki joins forces with violinist Leila Josefowicz for a series of concerts this December as Guest Conductor of the LA Philharmonic. On December 6, 7, & 8, Mälkki conducts one of the most revolutionary works in Western music: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 Eroica.[…]

Busoni, Filidei, Mozart, and Liszt with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On November 20 & 21, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in an eclectic program of works by Ferruccio Busoni, Francesco Filidei, Mozart, and Liszt. Garrick Ohlsson, the winner of the International Chopin Competition in 1970, is renowned for his[…]