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Tchaikovsky, La Mer & Salonen

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

Off-Sale

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

11

Jan, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

12

Jan, 2018

Friday, 2:00 PM

13

Jan, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Susanna Mälkki, Musical America’s 2017 Conductor of the Year, leads the Philharmonic in La Mer, a richly layered seascape of glistening sounds — from iridescent light dancing on peaceful waters to the dramatic crashing of waves. Also, on the program: Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Helix (an “exuberant showpiece” — The New York Times), and Baiba Skride (“effortless virtuosity and intensity” — Sunday Times) interprets Tchaikovsky’s ravishing Violin Concerto, one of the most beloved in the repertoire.

Program

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Helix (New York Concert Premiere)

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Debussy

La Mer

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Artists

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki is sought-after by the highest level symphony orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Currently in her sixth season as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, she continues to fascinate audiences with her insightful interpretations, extending the repertory with a fresh and an impressively broad approach to programming. She is also principal guest conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Susanna Mälkki appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic, as well as the New York Philharmonic, with which she makes her Carnegie Hall debut in the 2021–22 season. Equally in demand with major opera houses, her past notable appearances include engagements at the Opéra national de Paris, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, and The Metropolitan Opera, where she will return in 2022 for Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. Other future operatic titles include Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, also at the Opéra national de Paris, and Puccini’s Il trittico, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, and Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Recognized for her significant contribution to the art form, Susanna Mälkki was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland — one of Finland’s highest honours — in 2011. She was made the Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in 2014, and in January 2016 she was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in France. She is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and a member of the Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien in Stockholm. In October 2016 she was named Musical America’s 2017 Conductor of the Year, and in November 2017 she was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize.

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Baiba Skride

Violin

Baiba Skride

Violin

Baiba Skride

Violin

Violinist Baiba Skride has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Boston, NHK, and Bavarian Radio symphony orchestras. She has collaborated with conductors including Olari Elts, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Dima Slobodeniouk, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds, and Xian Zhang.

In 2017–18 she returns to the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Also this season, she makes her debuts with the Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras, tours Spain with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, and performs in Stockholm’s Konserthuset with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.

With contemporary music central to her music-making, in February 2017 she performed the World Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Bayan with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; this season she reprises the work with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Last season she formed the Skride Quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh, and Lise Berthaud, which this season appears at the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, among others. She also performs in quintet with Alban Gerhard, Brett Dean, Gergana Gergova, and Amihai Grosz at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Zurich’s Tonhalle.

Born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia, where she began her studies, Ms. Skride transferred to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock in 1995 and won First Prize in the 2001 Queen Elisabeth Competition. She plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society.

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Special Thanks

Esa-Pekka Salonen is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

Susanna Mälkki's appearance is made possible with generous support from the Sorel Organization.

These concerts are made possible with generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

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