Music by John Harvey, John Adams, & Rachmaninov with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On February 15, Susanna Mälkki conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Musiikkitalon Kuoro in a concert of Jonathan Harvey’s Messages, John Adams’ Tromba Lontana, and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. Harvey’s mystic soundscape Messages, for chorus and[…]

A return to the Opéra national de Paris for Dvořák’s ‘Rusalka’

Beginning this month, Susanna Mälkki returns to the Opéra national de Paris to conduct Dvořák’s Rusalka. Ms. Mälkki’s past engagements with the company include Janáček’s The Makropolous Case in 2013 and the world premiere of Francesconi’s Trompe-la-Mort in 2017[…]

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[…]