10, May 2021

Vista World and German Premieres online

On May 12, Vista, the latest orchestral work by Kaija Saariaho will receive its world premiere by Helsinki Philharmonic, conducted by their chief conductor Susanna Mälkki. Vista is a joint commission by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Vista lives up to its name as a piece that reveals new horizons. The ever-unfolding world of Kaija Saariaho’s soundscape is rich and broad, and the orchestral palette is novel. It’s a tremendous honour and joy that Saariaho’s newest piece is written for us”, Susanna Mälkki says.

Vista world premiere will be streamed on May 12 at 7pm EEST, for more information please visit the Helsinki Philharmonic website.

Kaija Saariaho’s new orchestral work will also receive its German premiere by Berlin Philharmonic, conducted also by Susanna Mälkki on May 22. The performance will be streamed via the orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall.