Introduction

Conducted by Susanna Mälkki, the wide array of string instruments, the broad scope of wind instruments and the lavish range of percussion instruments spread across the stage of the large concert hall at the Helsinki Music Centre to conjure up Kaija Saariaho’s open views and new tonal colours. Premiered by the HPO in May 2021, Vista offers “ear-pleasing instrumentation and a surprising sense of threat.” (Rondo) 

Anton Bruckner dedicated the Adagio of his Seventh Symphony to the “memory of the immortal and dearly beloved Master”, Richard Wagner. Music critic Eduard Hanslick, a contemporary of Bruckner, referred to the piece as a “symphonic boa constrictor”. Nevertheless, it was his Seventh that gave Bruckner his ultimate breakthrough as a symphonist – at the age of 62! 

Artists

Susanna Mälkki
conductor

Programme

    19:00
    Kaija Saariaho
    Vista
    21:00
    Anton Bruckner
    Symphony no 7
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Susanna Mälkki
Kaija Saariaho
Vista
Anton Bruckner
Symphony no 7