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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - Helsinki Music Centre

FRSO & Nicholas Collon

FRSO & Nicholas Collon

György Ligeti’s Atmosphères strikes to the very pillars of Western classical music: melody, harmony, pulse and form. Olivier Messiaen often adopted a wondrous perspective on faith. His youthful L’ascension addresses its topic in four symphonic meditations.

Rachmaninov’s Choral Symphony The Bells was his favourite work. It parallels the sound of different church bells with the various stages in human life, from the joys of youth right up to horrifying visions of death.


Nicholas Collon, conductor

Anna Denisova, soprano

Giorgi Sturua, tenor

Stefan Astakhov, baritone

Helsinki Music Centre Choir


György Ligeti: Atmosphères

Olivier Messiaen: L’ascension

Sergei Rachmaninov: The Bells

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

19.5.2023 at 19.00

Tickets 9–38€ from Ticketmaster, ticket sales starts 9.12.2022