‘Helsinki Philharmonic & Tero Saarinen Company’

10 Oct.'19
- 20:00

World-class contemporary dance on classical music

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.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra – Susanna Mälkki
Jean Sibelius

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

Tero Saarinen Company: Zimmermann Trio (2018)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra en forme de "pas de trois"

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra – Susanna Mälkki
Jean Sibelius

Symphony no. 5, op. 82



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