Introduction

“... I am convinced that Shostakovich's fourth symphony by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and HPO was the best concert performance I have ever heard. And I have heard many of them.” (Helsingin Sanomat, 16.3.2019). The previous performance of Shostakovich by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra shocked both the critic of the leading Finnish daily newspaper and the concert audience. The next seismic Shostakovich interpretation is at the door as Saraste and the orchestra tackle the composer’s eighth symphony.

Baritone Georg Nigl began his career as a young boy as a soprano in the world-famous Wiener Sängerknaben choir. He is known for his refined and deep interpretations. “Every song, every role, every note, every syllable has its own exciting story to be explored and shared, imbued with feeling and understanding.”

Artists

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor
Georg Nigl
Baritone

Programme

    19:00
    Gustav Mahler
    Knaben Wunderhorn
    21:00
    Dmitri Šostakovitš
    Symphony No. 8
Series II
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Georg Nigl
Gustav Mahler
Knaben Wunderhorn
Dmitri Šostakovitš
Symphony No. 8