Klaus Mäkelä launches the Oslo Philharmonic 2021/22 season on 18 August with a special concert featuring Bartok Divertimento, Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Yuja Wang, two new works by Norwegian composer Mette Henriette and Sibelius Lemminkäinen.

A similarly wide range of repertoire is presented throughout his second season in Oslo. Major choral works by Bach, Mozart and William Walton mark the Oslo Philharmonic Choir’s 100th anniversary, alongside Mahler Symphony No.3 and Shostakovich Symphonies No.10 and 14, with soloists Mika Kares and Asmik Grigorian. Recent and new works include compositions by Sally Beamish, Unsuk Chin, Jimmy Lopez, Andrew Norman and Kaija Saariaho. This December the Oslo Philharmonic and Mäkelä also perform at the official celebrations for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner.

In Spring 2022 the Oslo Philharmonic performs the complete Sibelius Symphony cycle at the Wiener Konzerthaus (21-23 May), where Klaus Mäkelä is a featured “Portrait Artist”, and in residency at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie (30 May–1 June). Their first international tour together also includes performances in Paris and London. In 2022 Decca Classics releases their recording of the Sibelius cycle which is also Klaus Mäkelä’s first recording project as an exclusive artist on the label.

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