Spalding & Chase

Wed 25/03/2020 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: 46.00-9.50 €


Take a philharmonic orchestra and two musicians from the East Coast of the USA who are not afraid to go over, under, through and right past musical barriers and commission a brand-new piece for all of them from one of the hottest contemporary composers in the world today. Superstars Esperanza Spalding and Claire Chase offer an evening overflowing with stage charisma and street credibility. The new composition by Felipe Lara has been commissioned jointly by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic and is being premiered in Helsinki. The new music will be bookended by the orchestral magnificence of Stravinsky.


  • Susanna Mälkki


  • Claire Chase


  • Esperanza Spalding

    voice and doublebass


  • 19.00
    Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

  • Felipe Lara

    Double Concerto

  • Interval 25 min

  • Fausto Romitelli

    Dead City Radio – Audiodrome

  • 21.00
    Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos of the orchestra?

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I have a season ticket but want to change my seat – what should I do?

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I have a season ticket but can’t make it to the concert – what should I do?

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