Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki is an elegant presence on the podium; tall and commanding, she combines strength and decisiveness with balletic grace and expressiveness that hold the eye as her music-making holds the ear.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This weekend brought one of the most thoroughly enjoyable concerts of the season so far, with a brilliant conductor and soloist leading the orchestra in an appealing program that lit up a dark night at Powell Symphony Hall.”

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