Photo Helsinki Partners (c) Jussi Hellsten

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - Helsinki Music Centre

FRSO, Sakari Oramo & Anu Komsi

FRSO, Sakari Oramo & Anu Komsi

Kaija Saariaho, György Ligeti and Maurice Ravel are or were all brilliant orchestrators. A commission from Saariaho’s long-standing partner-in-music Anu Komsi triggered a whole Song Cycle topped by the Saarikoski Songs finally completed during the pandemic lockdown.

Ligeti’s 1960s Lontano operates with approaching and receding blocks in a soundspace, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with a dreamily sensual orchestral palette.


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO)

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Anu Komsi, soprano

Helsinki Music Centre Choir, coach Nils Schweckendiek


György Ligeti: Lontano

Kaija Saariaho: Saarikoski Songs

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

29. & 30.3.2023 at 19.00

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