Sibelius & Knussen with the Cleveland Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki returns to the Cleveland Orchestra podium this week, to lead the ensemble in two performances featuring two masterpieces by Sibelius, the musical hero of her native Finland. On February 6 & 8 at Severance Hall, Leila Josefowicz introduces a Violin Concerto by[…]

Debut with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Susanna Mälkki will make her debut on the podium of the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia this month, leading the ensemble in three concerts on January 30, 31, and February 1. The program begins with Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce, a brilliant[…]

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,[…]