Conductor Risto Joost to stand in for Nathalie Stutzmann

Conductor Risto Joost will replace Nathalie Stutzmann in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts at the beginning of October. Stutzmann’s concert visit to Helsinki has had to be cancelled due to the latest travel restrictions announced by the Finnish government, so Estonian conductor Risto Joost will stand in for her. The concert programmes will otherwise remain the same as previously announced. Janne Mertanen will perform as the soloist for Mozart’s piano concerto.  

The concerts will also feature new choreography, with a musician and dancer performing a joint duet. Niceo Muhly’s piece will be interpreted by violist Atte Kilpeläinen and dancer and choreographer Auri Ahola. The last of the three concerts will be broadcast live on HKO Screen on the orchestra’s website and mobile app. 

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at the Helsinki Music Centre 

Tue 6/10 at 18:00 
Thu 8/10 at 12:00 
Fri 9/10 at 19:00 (+HKO Screen livestream) 

Risto Joost, conductor 
Janne Mertanen, piano 
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola 
Auri Ahola, choreography and dance 


Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major 
Nico Muhly: Étude 3 
Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, For Orchestra  

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts at Helsinki Music Centre in September and October are scheduled to last just over an hour without intervals. Approximately 400 single tickets are being sold for each concert with seating spread out across the concert hall to maintain safe distancing in line with safety regulations.