The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & Tero Saarinen Company

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra with chief conductor Susanna Mälkki is the orchestra of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius and has had the honour to premiere many of the legendary composer’s major orchestral pieces. The orchestra’s concert programme during Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2019 will feature Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, a stirring composition that was inspired by the surrounding nature.

Having debuted in Los Angeles and received its Finnish premiere last August, Zimmermann Trio demonstrates choreographer Tero Saarinen’s insightful ability to weave together live music, dance and visual design in a compelling way.

“Wistful – Fluid – Affecting” –The Los Angeles Times (21 January 2018)

10.10. BOZAR, Brussels

11.10. Concertgebouw, Brugge

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Oren Shevlin, cello

Tero Saarinen Company

Tero Saarinen, choreography

Misa Lommi, Jenna Broas, David Scarantino, dance

Mikki Kunttu, lighting and set design

Erika Turunen, costume design and element construction

Sini Länsivuori, choreographer’s assistant

Satu Halttunen, rehearsal director

More information: Tero Saarinen Company


Jean Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela

Tero Saarinen Company: Zimmermann Trio

Berndt Alois Zimmermann: Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre en forme de ”pas de trois”

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

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Zimmermann Trio is a commission for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Helsinki Festival, supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

Thanks to: Trasparenze Festival, Teatro dei Venti and ATER – Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna (Italy)

The concert is part of the Cultural Programme for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.