Despite the closure of concert halls across Europe, Klaus Mäkelä returns to Oslo this month for the continuation of his first season as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor.As part of the Oslo Philharmonic’s Mellomspill (Interlude) series Mäkelä leads two short programmes which will be streamed {…}

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Mäkelä returns to Munich

Klaus Mäkelä made his debut with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerische Rundfunks in February and this week he is back in Munich to conduct three concerts with soloist Igor Levit at the Herkulesaal. The programme features Stravinsky's Concerto for String Orchestra, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E Flat Major, KV 271 “Jenamy” and Bartók’s {…}

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Oslo Philharmonic premieres Mahler Symphony No. 1 on Friday 16 October, 21.00 CET

On Friday 16 October at 21.00 CET the Oslo Philharmonic will premere its first official concert with new Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Klaus Mäkelä, filmed live in concert on 19 August. The performance will be launched on the Oslo Philharmonic’s website, facebook and You Tube channel simultaneously, allowing audiences worldwide to {…}

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Concertgebouw debut and return to Frankfurt

Klaus Mäkelä makes his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam this week, conducting four concerts over two days on Thursday and Friday (24 and 25 September). Music featured in the two programmes comprises the world premiere of Subito con forza by Unsuk Chin, Jimmy Lopez’s The Travails of Persiles and Sigismunda: Fourth {…}

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Klaus Mäkelä recently made his Italian debut with the orchestra of Maggio Musicale in the theatre’s panoramic roof top setting, right in the heart of Florence. The result of a personal invitation from Alexander Pereira and Zubin Mehta, Mäkelä’s guest appearance featured Sibelius’ Tapiola and Mahler Symphony No. 1 and was “a debut to {…}

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