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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra – Susanna Mälkki

Helsinki Philharmonic OrchestraSusanna Mälkki conductor

The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22/2) Jean Sibelius

Tero Saarinen Company: Zimmermann Trio (2018)

Helsinki Philharmonic OrchestraSusanna Mälkki conductor – Oren Shevlin cello – Tero Saarinen Company dance company – Tero Saarinen choreography – Jenna Broas dance – Misa Lommi dance – David Scarantino dance

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra en forme de "pas de trois" Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra – Susanna Mälkki

Helsinki Philharmonic OrchestraSusanna Mälkki conductor

Symphony no. 5, op. 82 Jean Sibelius


Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra really thrives in Sibelius’ three-part fifth symphony, but is particularly astounding in B.A. Zimmermann’s Cello concerto “in the form of a ‘pas de trois’”. The concerto has great evocative power, something which the Tero Saarinen Dance Company is all too keen to make the most of. The concerto inspired choreographer Tero Saarinen to work themes such as loss and departure into the show. The result is an emotional performance that reflects influences varying  from martial arts to classical ballet and western contemporary dance. All good things, after all, come in threes: orchestra, soloist and dance, Sibelius’ three parts and the ubiquity of the number three in Zimmermann’s works.

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