Florian Helgath conducts Mendelssohn's Paulus at Philharmonie Essen on 5 March with Concerto Köln, soloists and ChorWerk Ruhr, who sings this oratorio after long years again.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the new production of Leevi Madetoja’s opera “The Ostrobothnians” at the Tampere Opera (stage direction: Tuomas Parkkinen) on 10 February. Further performances: 12, 15, 18, 22, 25 February.
Laurence Equilbey debuts with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Danish Radio Concert Choir in Copenhagen on 23 February conducting Niels Wilhelm Gade's Overture Nachklänge zu Ossian and the cantata Comala.
Risto Joost conducts the new production of Le nozze di Figaro at the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn on 3 February (production: Marco Gandini). Further performances on 5, 17 and 25 February.
Tonu Kaljuste’s recent CD Gesualdo featuring music by Brett Dean, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir on ECM Records has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Classical Compendium.Read more
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs Philipp Glass' Saxophone concerto with the Orchestre de Cannes on 10 February.