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Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony bring Salonen’s new Cello Concerto to life

By , 09 March 2017
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Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
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London

Emperors and prophets from Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 23 February 2017
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New York City

New York Phil plunges audiences into immersive Saariaho portrait

By , 13 October 2016
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Northridge

Sibelius with a golden wand: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia in Northridge, California

By , 05 October 2016
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London

Magnificent climax to the Philharmonia Stravinsky series

By , 29 September 2016
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London

“Sing O Muse": Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

By , 25 September 2016
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Stockholm

Romps, romance and risk at the Berwaldhallen from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

By , 28 August 2016
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London

Prom 32: Salonen and the Philharmonia prove a mixed bag

By , 08 August 2016
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London

Rhythmic precision: Foxy Stravinsky from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 26 May 2016
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London

Tension until the bitter end: Salonen and the Philharmonia devastate in The Rite of Spring

By , 15 May 2016
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New York City

Met's new Elektra a triumph of music and theater

By , 14 April 2016
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New York City

Salonen leads brilliantly colored Turangalîla-Symphonie with the NY Phil

By , 10 March 2016
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New York City

The Messiaen Connection; or, How to Inspire "Egg-Makers" by Esa-Pekka Salonen and musicians of the New York Philharmonic

By , 07 March 2016
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Chicago

Salonen and Ma lead the CSO to the end of the millennium

By , 01 March 2016
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Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
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London

Powerful Prokofiev and Scriabin from the Philharmonia and Salonen

By , 03 December 2015
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London

Esa-Pekka Salonen digs beneath the skin of Peer Gynt

By , 26 November 2015
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Paris

Wild dialogues: Bluebeard's Castle and La Voix humaine at the Palais Garnier

By , 23 November 2015
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London

Peerless Brahms and heaven-storming Sibelius from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 02 November 2015
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London

Prom 53: Shostakovich’s Orango keeps the Red Flag flying over South Kensington

By , 24 August 2015
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London

Dazzling, radiant light: Debussy and Messiaen round off the Philharmonia's Paris season

By , 28 May 2015
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Chicago

Monster Messiaen Concludes CSO's "French Reveries and Passions" Festival

By , 21 May 2015
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Chicago

L'Enfant et les sortilèges opens Chicago Symphony's “French Reveries and Passions” festival

By , 07 May 2015
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London

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia illuminate Ravel and Stravinsky

By , 19 February 2015
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London

L'enfant et les sortilèges: Chillingly dark Ravel from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 12 February 2015
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London

An unforgettable Pelléas et Mélisande at the Southbank

By , 27 November 2014
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New York City

Splintering silences and startling dynamics in Salonen's Firebird in New York

By , 16 October 2014
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London

Dynamic Berlioz from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 25 September 2014
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London

Salonen conducts a compelling “Symphony of a Thousand”

By , 29 June 2014
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London

Microtones and dancing polar bears: Finland on the South Bank

By , 26 June 2014
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Paris

Esa-Pekka Salonen dirige de somptueux et lumineux Gurrelieder

By , 14 March 2014
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New York City

New York Philharmonic startles and soars in Salonen and Sibelius

By , 05 November 2013
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London

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philhamonia celebrate 30 years in a Royal Festival Hall matinée

By , 29 September 2013
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London

The Philharmonia's season opens with Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 26 September 2013
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Berlin

Nights and fantasies: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra at Musikfest Berlin

By , 09 September 2013
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London

Prom 63: Philharmonia on scintillating form for Eötvös and Bruckner

By , 29 August 2013
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London

Animalistic Stravinsky and Varèse by the Philharmonia

By , 30 May 2013
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London

European première of Shostakovich's Orango at The Rest is Noise

By , 16 May 2013
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London

A chest of treasures: The Philharmonia's Lutosławski celebrations in London conclude

By , 21 March 2013
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London

Woven Words continues: The Philharmonia and Truls Mørk play Lutosławski's Cello Concerto

By , 07 March 2013
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Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma and Esa-Pekka Salonen bring Lutosławski to the CSO

By , 28 February 2013
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Chicago

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra deliver a fresh Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 February 2013
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London

Celebrating Lutosławski: Woven Words begins at the Southbank Centre

By , 30 January 2013
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Los Angeles

Lutosławski centenary: The shadows of the night with the LA Phil

By , 07 December 2012
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Los Angeles

Salonen and the LA Phil outstanding in the music of Lutosławski

By , 01 December 2012
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New York City

A modernist Mahler 9 from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 18 November 2012
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Los Angeles

Salonen and the Philharmonia deliver a razor-sharp Wozzeck at Disney Hall

By , 13 November 2012
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Philadelphia

Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 29 March 2012
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London

Uchida and Salonen play Brahms, Schoenberg and Beethoven

By , 01 March 2012
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