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Oct 19, 25, 27, Nov 01, 10 mat, 14, 16, 20

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Patrick Fournillier, Conductor
Johannes Erath, Director
Heike Scheele, Set Designer
Gesine Völlm, Costume Designer
Mika Pohjonen, Hoffmann
Dominik Sutowicz, Hoffmann
Rocío Pérez, Olympia
Helena Juntunen, Antonia
Measha Brueggergosman, Giulietta
Jenny Carlstedt, Nicklausse, The Muse
Franco Pomponi, Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dappertutto
Dan Karlström, Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio
Koit Soasepp, Crespel, Luther
Robert McLoud, Hermann, Peter Schlemil
Roland Liiv, Spalanzani
Sari Nordqvist, Voice of Antonia's Mother
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 19 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Through the ages
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Barber, Piano Concerto, Op.38
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Pablo González, Conductor
Mackenzie Melemed, Piano
Sun 21 Oct at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 2 / Great Classics
Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, Op.60
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Ilari Angervo, Artistic planning
Mackenzie Melemed, Piano
New Helsinki Quartet
Wed 24 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

International Paulo Cello Competition
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Thu 25 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

International Paulo Cello Competition
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Fri 26 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 4
Kurtág, Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie, Op.31b (2. Fassung)
Sibelius, Tapiola, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.112
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Adès, Totentanz
Adès, Sonata da Caccia
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Christianne Stotijn, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, Baritone
Wed 31 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 4
Shostakovich, Michelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145a
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Thu 1 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 3
Shostakovich, Michelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145a
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Fri 2 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Great compositions
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Elgar, Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Wed 7 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Towards the Horizon
Byström, Segelnde Stadt
Rautavaara, Cello Concerto no. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Bjarnason, Over Light Earth
López, Peru Negro
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Marko Ylönen, Cello
Thu 8 Nov at 10:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Fairytale Concert
Prokofiev, War and Peace: Symphonic Suite (arr. Palmer), Op.91
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Thu 8 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Towards the Horizon
Byström, Segelnde Stadt
Rautavaara, Cello Concerto no. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Bjarnason, Over Light Earth
López, Peru Negro
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Marko Ylönen, Cello
Fri 9 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 5
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 2
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Prokofiev, War and Peace: Symphonic Suite (arr. Palmer), Op.91
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Li-Wei Qin, Cello
Wed 14 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 5
Biber, Sonata à 6 in B major, "Die Pauern Kirchfahrt"
Telemann, Overture Suite in E minor
Fux, Partita in C major "Turcaria", K331
Valentini, Concerto for four violins in A minor, Op.7 no.11
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 recorder and bassoon in G minor, RV 577
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Violin, Conductor
Laura Vikman, Violin
Kaisa Kallinen, Violin
Hannu Vasara, Violin
Thu 15 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 4
Biber, Sonata à 6 in B major, "Die Pauern Kirchfahrt"
Telemann, Overture Suite in E minor
Fux, Partita in C major "Turcaria", K331
Valentini, Concerto for four violins in A minor, Op.7 no.11
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 recorder and bassoon in G minor, RV 577
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Violin, Conductor
Laura Vikman, Violin
Kaisa Kallinen, Violin
Hannu Vasara, Violin
Fri 16 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

London, Hollywood
Vaughan Williams, In the Fen Country
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 2 "A London Symphony"
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens, Conductor
Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Sun 18 Nov at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 3 / Black Sunday
Crumb, Black Angels
Schubert, String Quartet no. 14 "Death and the Maiden" in D minor, D.810
Reeta Maalismaa, Artistic planning
Airo Quartet
Wed 21 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

In London Town
Elgar, Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40
Dean, Viola Concerto
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Brett Dean, Viola
Thu 22 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

In London Town
Elgar, Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40
Dean, Viola Concerto
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Brett Dean, Viola
Fri 23 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 6
Dutilleux, L'Arbre des songes, violin concerto
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Pelageya Kurennaya, Soprano
Fri 30 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Express Abstractionism
Shepherd, Express Abstractionism
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Paavali Jumppanen, Piano
Thu 6 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Independence Day Gala Concert
Kokkonen, Requiem
Hilli, Snap Music (Yle commission)
Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, Soprano
Ville Rusanen, Baritone
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Jani Sivén, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 8 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Sibelius - Finlandia
Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Kuusisto, Violin Concerto
Sibelius, Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55
Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawrence Renes, Conductor
Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson, Violin
Wed 12 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 6
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Hakola, Symphony no. 1 (Yle commission)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 5
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Hakola, Symphony no. 1 (Yle commission)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Fri 14 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Enigma
Jan Söderblom, Conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 4 / Homage to the Trio de Lutece
Debussy, Children's Corner, suite (arr. Salzedo)
Fauré, Elegy for Cello and Harp (arr. Magen)
Debussy, Sonata for Cello and Harp (arr. Magen)
Andres, Narthex
Liebermann, Sonata for Cello and Harp
Ravel, Sonatina for Flute, Cello and Harp (arr. Salzedo)
Sivan Magen, Harp
Yuki Koyama, Flute
Tuomas Lehto, Cello
Wed 19 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Ode to Joy
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, Soprano
Merja Mäkelä, Mezzo-soprano
Mika Pohjonen, Tenor
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 20 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Ode to Joy
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, Soprano
Merja Mäkelä, Mezzo-soprano
Mika Pohjonen, Tenor
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri 21 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 7
Mahler, Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 4 in C minor, BWV1017
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Kaisa Kallinen, Violin
Jouko Laivuori, Piano
Sun 6 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Song of the Crimson Flower
Jarnefelt, Film music from Song of the Crimson Flower
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaakko Kuusisto, Conductor
Wed 9 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

The White Peacock
Griffes, The White Peacock, Op.7 no.1
Adams, Violin Concerto
Ives, Symphony no. 2
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Risto Joost, Conductor
Thu 10 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

The White Peacock
Griffes, The White Peacock, Op.7 no.1
Adams, Violin Concerto
Ives, Symphony no. 2
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Risto Joost, Conductor
Fri 11 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 8
Haydn, Symphony no. 96 in D major, "Miracle"
Tiensuu, Trombone Concerto
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Bartók, String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
John Storgårds, Conductor
Darren Acosta, Trombone
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Laura Vikman, Leader
Jukka Pohjola, Violin
Jakob Dingstad, Viola
Mikko Ivars, Cello
Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 7
Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Golda Schultz, Soprano
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-soprano
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 6
Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Golda Schultz, Soprano
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-soprano
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, Choirmaster / chorus director
Fri 18 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Neither
Mozart, Symphony no. 38 in D major, K504 "Prague”
Feldman, Neither
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Sun 20 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 5 / Autour de Mahler
Liszt, Orphée symphonic poem, transcr. for piano trio by Saint-Saëns, S 98
Berg, Adagio for violin, clarinet and piano
Busoni, Berceuse élégiaque
Zemlinsky, Trio in D minor for piano, clarinet and cello, Op.3
Pasi Eerikäinen, Violin
Mikko Ivars, Cello
Giuseppe Gentile, Clarinet
Emil Holmström, Piano
Wed 23 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

On the Waterfront
Gershwin, Cuban Overture
Copland, Clarinet Concerto
Barber, The School for Scandal: overture, Op.5
Higdon, Loco
Bernstein, On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Thu 24 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

On the Waterfront
Gershwin, Cuban Overture
Copland, Clarinet Concerto
Barber, The School for Scandal: overture, Op.5
Higdon, Loco
Bernstein, On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
2019 Jan 25, 30, Feb 02 mat, 05, 07, 14, 16 mat, 20 mat, 22, 27, Mar 05, 09

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Ice
World première
Kuusisto, Ice
Jaakko Kuusisto, Conductor
Anna Kelo, Director
Kati Lukka, Set Designer
Marja Uusitalo, Costume Designer
Ville Rusanen, Petter Kummel
Aarne Pelkonen, Petter Kummel
Mari Palo, Mona Kummel
Marjukka Tepponen, Mona Kummel
TBC, Anton, Elis Bergman, Suntio
Jenny Carlstedt, Irina Gyllen
Jeni Packalén, Irina Gyllen
Jenni Lättilä, Adele Bergman
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 25 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 9
Webern, Symphony, Op.21
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Larcher, Symphony No. 2 "Kenotaph"
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
Wed 30 Jan 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 8
Adams, Shaker Loops
Lutosławski, Piano Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, Conductor
Johannes Piirto, Piano
Fri 1 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Musica Nova Helsinki
Thorvaldsdóttir, Metacosmos
Dessner, Concerto for two pianos
Andriessen, De Snelheid
Schwartz J, Delta
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Peter Rundel, Conductor
Katia Labèque, Piano
Marielle Labèque, Piano
Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

From the New World
Barber, Symphony no. 1, Op.9
Barber, Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.22
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Jonathan Roozeman, Cello
Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

From the New World
Barber, Symphony no. 1, Op.9
Barber, Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.22
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Jonathan Roozeman, Cello
2019 Feb 08, 13, 15, 21, 23, 26, 28

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Thaïs
Massenet, Thaïs
Patrick Fournillier, Conductor
Nicola Raab, Director
Johan Engels, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Marianne Fiset, Thaïs
Warwick Fyfe, Athanaël
Mika Pohjonen, Nicias
Iida Antola, Crobyle
Elli Vallinoja, Myrtale
Jeni Packalén, Albine
Jyrki Korhonen, Palémon
TBC, La Charmeuse
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 10 / Musica nova Helsinki
Bjarnason, Emergence
Bjarnason, Violin Concerto
Braxton, Telekinesis
Norman, The Companion Guide to Rome
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
André de Ridder, Conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 9
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56a
Bartók, Viola Concerto, Sz 120
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor
Amihai Grosz, Viola
Thu 14 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 9
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56a
Bartók, Viola Concerto, Sz 120
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor
Amihai Grosz, Viola