the Famous Philharmonic orchestra of Oslo with a rich history that began in the days of Edvard Grieg, celebrated last year its centenary as a Philharmonic orchestra. At various times the band has supported Arthur Nikish, Bruno Walter, Sergei Koussevitzky, and twenty-three years (1979 to 2002) the orchestra was conducted by Mariss Jansons, toured with Norwegian musicians around the world and recorded with them symphonies of Tchaikovsky and the works of bartók. In 2013 the Oslo orchestra led by Vasily Petrenko. Among their recordings of works by Scriabin, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev. Next year Petrenko will lead the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London and in Oslo since August 1 will assume the responsibilities of chief conductor of the 24-year-old Klaus mäkelä. Meanwhile, in may, the orchestra announced that already before the entry mäkelä in office, he extended a three-year contract for four years, that is, give the leadership team for seven years. This is the result of a special creative contact, which was formed during previous performances of the young musician with the orchestra. He mäkelä says that “when I first met with the orchestra, between them there is a spark of energy.” He can’t wait to work with the orchestra and to start a major project of symphonies by Sibelius as “the music of Sibelius has always been an important part of the repertoire of the orchestra, and besides – it’s in my DNA.”
the First performance of the Philharmonic orchestra of Oslo in the new season with mäkelä will be held August 19 at the Oslo Concert hall. The program will include Mahler’s First Symphony and the world premiere of the work 32-year-old Finnish composer Sauli Zinoviev, commissioned by the Philharmonic society of Oslo. The same program will be repeated on 20 and 21 August. But concert tickets do not sell, because there is no exact information about the number of audience allowed to fall to let in the concert hall.
However, before mnogoobescajuscij young Maestro will perform with the Norwegian team, he will give a public concert at Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre de Paris, declared the other day mäkelä as its new artistic Director 2022. Until that time, at the request of the team, mäkelä will cooperate with him in the position of music Advisor and conductor. Coincidentally, two years ago the Ministry of culture and the mayor of Paris addressed to the Director of the Paris Philharmonie Laurent Balu asking about the merger of the Paris orchestra with the Philharmonic, and this integration in 2019 entered into force. Then began the search for a new music Director of the orchestra instead of completing the contract of British conductor Daniel Harding. The search involved the management and the orchestra musicians, whose leaders since 1967 were such prominent conductors as Munch To��Ryan, Barenboim, Solti sir, Paavo järvi and others. The orchestra chose five years Klaus mäkelä, describing it “as a talent with a radiant personality.” Now on the stage of the Philharmonie de Paris on 9 July, the Maestro will perform with his future team. The program stated “the Tomb of Couperin” by Ravel and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Conditions for the admission of audience in the Philharmonie de Paris still being cleared, and this will be the first public concert at the Philharmonic since the beginning of the epidemic.
Klaus mäkelä made his debut just three years ago, appearing in 21 with the Symphony orchestra of the Swedish radio, and the following year became its principal guest conductor. Last year he headed a music festival in the Finnish city of Turku, debuted with the major European orchestras, with the Cleveland orchestra, was the head of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in China.