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Susanna Mälkki conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Programme & Performers:
Elgar Cello Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 5

London Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello

To mark her debut concert with the LSO, Susanna Mälkki introduces us to her world of musical inspirations.

The spirit, folk epics and sweeping landscapes of Mälkki’s native Finland are captured in the music of Sibelius, who stands as a cultural hero to his Nordic homeland. For her first concert with the LSO, Mälkki conducts his Fifth Symphony, an exhilarating journey to the grand, elemental hymn of the finale, inspired by a flight of swans swooping across the sky.

Before stepping onto the conductor’s podium, Mälkki was also a cellist. She returns to the singing depths of her instrument for Elgar’s Cello Concerto, with soloist Daniel Müller-Schott bringing its wistful melancholy to life. And, finally, Mälkki draws on her zeal for contemporary music to conduct a new work by Patrick Giguère, commissioned as part of the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme.

15/04/2018 19:00 - 15/04/2018 21:00


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