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 on the orchestra’s websitefacebook and youtube channel during lockdown: Purcell March from Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary and Haydn Symphony No. 49 “La Passione” (Thursday 26 November / 21.00 CET) followed by Schumann Symphony No. 2 (Thursday 3 December / 21.00 CET)Both concerts will be available to view free online for 30 days.

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’ birth on Tuesday 8 December, HarrisonParrott will launch the first concert on its new live-streaming and digital content platform, Virtual Circle.  The launch event features Klaus Mäkelä and the Oslo Philharmonic’s October live performance of Sibelius Symphony No.1, Kodály Dances of Galánta, Rolf Gupta Epilogue, and Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane. The concert will be streamed at 19.30 GMT / ticket price £7.