Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish composer and conductor of classical music. He was the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 17 years, during which time he was responsible for the building of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall. He is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of London's Philharmonia Orchestra.

Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Verbier Festival

  • Salle des Combins, Verbier Festival

Richard Strauss: Elektra

Verbier Festival Orchestra
Lise Lindstrom, soprano
Ingela Brimberg, soprano
Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hampson, bass-baritone
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, bass

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Aug
2
7:00 pm19:00

BBC Proms

  • Royal Albert Hall

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm, ich her', BWV 769 (arr. Stravinsky)
Maurice Ravel: Schéhérazade
John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Voices
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano

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Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Helsinki Festival

  • Helsinki National Opera

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Cello Concerto
Igor Stravinsky: Perséphone

Finnish National Opera Orchestra, Choir, and Children's Choir
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Andrew Staples, tenor
Pauline Cheviller, narrator

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Aug
21
7:00 pm19:00

Baltic Sea Festival

  • Royal Opera

Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

The Royal Opera Orchestra
Orphei Drängar
Ladies Choir from Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir and Sofia Vokalensemble
Joseph Kaiser, tenor - King Oedipus
Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano - Iokaste
Davóne Tines, bass - Créon/Tirésias/Messenger
Joshua Stewart, tenor - Shepherd
Pauline Cheviller, narrator - Antigone
Laurel Jenkins, dancer - Ismene
Peter Sellars, director

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Oct
31
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
2
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
3
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
7
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
12
2:30 pm14:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

 Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

Paris Ballet

  • Palais Garnier

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Saburo Teshigawara, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
George Balanchine, choreographer

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, choreographer

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

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Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Paris Opera

  • Opéra Bastille

Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

JiřÍ Sulženko - Governor
Willard White - Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
Eric Stoklossa - Aljeja
Andreas Conrad - Čerevin
Peter Mattei - Šiškov
Štefan Margita - Filka Morozov
Peter Straka - Big Prisoner
VladimÍr Chmelo - Small Prisoner
Patrice Chéreau, director

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Nov
21
8:00 pm20:00

Paris Opera

  • Opéra Bastille

Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

JiřÍ Sulženko - Governor
Willard White - Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
Eric Stoklossa - Aljeja
Andreas Conrad - Čerevin
Peter Mattei - Šiškov
Štefan Margita - Filka Morozov
Peter Straka - Big Prisoner
VladimÍr Chmelo - Small Prisoner
Patrice Chéreau, director

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Nov
24
8:00 pm20:00

Paris Opera

  • Opéra Bastille

Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

JiřÍ Sulženko - Governor
Willard White - Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
Eric Stoklossa - Aljeja
Andreas Conrad - Čerevin
Peter Mattei - Šiškov
Štefan Margita - Filka Morozov
Peter Straka - Big Prisoner
VladimÍr Chmelo - Small Prisoner
Patrice Chéreau, director

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Nov
26
2:30 pm14:30

Paris Opera

  • Opéra Bastille

Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

JiřÍ Sulženko - Governor
Willard White - Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
Eric Stoklossa - Aljeja
Andreas Conrad - Čerevin
Peter Mattei - Šiškov
Štefan Margita - Filka Morozov
Peter Straka - Big Prisoner
VladimÍr Chmelo - Small Prisoner
Patrice Chéreau, director

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Dec
2
8:00 pm20:00

Paris Opera

  • Opéra Bastille

Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

JiřÍ Sulženko - Governor
Willard White - Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
Eric Stoklossa - Aljeja
Andreas Conrad - Čerevin
Peter Mattei - Šiškov
Štefan Margita - Filka Morozov
Peter Straka - Big Prisoner
VladimÍr Chmelo - Small Prisoner
Patrice Chéreau, director

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Dec
10
1:00 pm13:00

Total Immersion: Esa-Pekka Salonen

  • Barbican Centre

At 1 pm: 
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Dichotomie
Guildhall Musicians

At 3 pm: 
Meet the Composer: Esa-Pekka Salonen in Conversation

At 5 pm: 
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Two Songs from Kalender Röd
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Our Joyful’st
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Dona Nobis Pacem
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Missa a Capella
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Iri da iri
BBC Singers
Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

At 7:30 pm: 
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gambit
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Wing on Wing
Esa-Pekka SalonenMimo II
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Karawane UK PREMIERE
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
Anu Komsi, soprano
Piia Komsi, soprano
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Sakari Oramo, conductor

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Jan
12
8:00 pm20:00

Kansas City Symphony

  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Noah Geller, violin
Christine Grossman, viola
Michael Stern, conductor

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Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

Kansas City Symphony

  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Noah Geller, violin
Christine Grossman, viola
Michael Stern, conductor

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Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Kansas City Symphony

  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Noah Geller, violin
Christine Grossman, viola
Michael Stern, conductor

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Mar
28
7:30 pm19:30

Barbican Centre: Esa-Pekka Salonen Composer Focus

  • Barbican Centre

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Venite populi
Igor Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theatre 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis in F K192
Igor Stravinsky: Pater Noster; Ave Maria
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Concert etude
Igor Stravinsky: Mass

Britten Sinfonia
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Ben Goldscheider, horn
Eamonn Dougan, conductor

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Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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May
2
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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May
4
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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May
8
7:30 pm19:30

The Royal Ballet

  • Royal Opera House

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen verlernt and Nyx
Wayne McGregor, choreographer

Franz Liszt: Music
Frederick Ashton, choreographer

Scott Joplin: Music
Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer

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Jun
8
8:00 pm20:00

Catch and Release at Roulette

  • Roulette

Esa-Pekka SalonenCatch and Release

Immigrant Voices, curated by Meredith Monk: Works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Shulamit Ran, Anna Clyne, and the next generation of international composers who have come to live and create in the United States

Ensemble Connect

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Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

  • Carnegie Hall

Gustav Mahler: Blumine
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
             "Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n"
             "Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen"
             "Wenn dein Mütterlein"
             "Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen"
             "In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus"
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

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Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Royal Festival Hall

György LigetiConcert Românesc
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Pentatonic Etude
Béla Bartók: Viola Concerto
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Lawrence Power, viola
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

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May
31
8:00 pm20:00

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

  • Carnegie Hall

Gustav Mahler: Lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
             "Der Schildwache Nachtlied"
             "Verlorne Müh’!"
             "Trost im Unglück"
             "Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?"
             "Das irdische Leben"
             "Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt"
             "Rheinlegendchen"
             "Lied des Verfolgten im Turm"
             "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen"
             "Lob des hohen Verstandes"
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Polenzani, tenor

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May
19
8:00 pm20:00

New York Philharmonic

  • David Geffen Hall

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality NEW YORK PREMIERE
Esa-Pekka SalonenWing on Wing NEW YORK PREMIERE

Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Anu Komsi, soprano
Piia Komsi, soprano
Alan Gilbert, conductor

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May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Royal Festival Hall

Pierre Boulez: Movements from Notations for piano
Claude Debussy: Movements from Images
Pierre Boulez: Movements from Notations for orchestra
Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for piano and orchestra
Claude Debussy: La Mer

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

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Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

New York Philharmonic

  • David Geffen Hall

Igor Stravinsky: Funeral Song
Tansy Davies: Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra
Richard StraussAlso sprach Zarathustra

Richard Watkins, horn
Katy Woolley, horn
Nigel Black, horn
Michael Thompson, horn

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Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

New York Philharmonic

  • Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Igor Stravinsky: Funeral Song
Tansy Davies: Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra
Richard StraussAlso sprach Zarathustra

Richard Watkins, horn
Katy Woolley, horn
Nigel Black, horn
Michael Thompson, horn

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Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

New York Philharmonic

  • David Geffen Hall

Igor Stravinsky: Funeral Song NEW YORK PREMIERE
Tansy Davies: Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra US PREMIERE
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Richard Watkins, horn
Katy Woolley, horn
Nigel Black, horn
Michael Thompson, horn

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