Breath-taking Finnish premiere for Thomas Adès’s gorgeous Inferno with the composer conducting the FRSO

Thomas Adès and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra rehearsing Inferno at the Helsinki Music Centre on Tuesday. © Jari Kallio The second installment in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s Thomas Adès festival on Wednesday evening marked the composer’s return to conduct the orchestra for the first time since his memorable 2018 debut. This weeks’s programme,... Continue Reading →

Extraordinary Adès festival launch from the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Collon

Thomas Adés photographed by © Marco Borggreve On Friday, teaming up with Chief Conductor Nicholas Collon,the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra augured the third rendition of its biennial festival, a key musical event in autumnal Helsinki. Following festivals devoted to Ludwig van Beethoven and Magnus Lindberg, its latest incarnation focuses on the exquisite musical universe of... Continue Reading →

Album review: Fantastic Žibuoklė Martinaitytė orchestral disc conducted by Giedrė Šlekytė from Ondine

In regard to the multitude of orchestral albums released this year, the new Ondine Records Žibuoklė Martinaitytė disc, Saudade, is certainly to be counted among among the very finest. Conducted by the wonderful Giedrė Šlekytė, the spellbinding portrait album features four fascinating works by the New York-based Lithuanian composer, all written between 2013-19. In Martinaitytė’s... Continue Reading →

Saariaho’s Vista saluted with standing ovation – astounding evening with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Susanna Mälkki

Kaija Saariaho, Susanna Mälkki and the Helsinki Philharmonic rehearsing Vista. © Jari Kallio Wednesday evening’s marvellous concert with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki marked the long-awaited first live performance of Kaija Saariaho’s Vista (2019). Written for large orchestra and lasting twenty five minutes, the two-movement work is Saariaho’s first purely orchestral score... Continue Reading →

Astounding Stravinsky and Hartmann evening with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko

Artist in Residence Patricia Kopatchisnkaja perfroming Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Concerto funebre (1939/1959) with Kirill Petrenko and Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie. © Stephan Rabold For this week’s performances at their Philharmonie home, the Berliner Philharmoniker were joined by Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko and Artist in Residence Patrcia Kopatchinskaja for an outstanding twentieth century programme, bringing... Continue Reading →

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