Anna-Maria Helsing has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Rusk Chamber Music Festival in Jakobstad, Finland from 2020. The festival takes place annually in November.
Tõnu Kaljuste has been appointed Conductor Laureate of the Swedish Radio Choir. From 1995 to 2001 he held the position of Chief Conductor and has afterwards maintained a very strong relationship with the ensemble. He conducts a tour with the choir in Germany in spring 2020.
Paul Hillier conducts the Chamber Choir Ireland in Dublin on 3 November with the programme The Seven Ages of Man featuring compositions by Isaac, Ferrabosco, Fayrfax, McNeff, Skempton, Ferrabosco, Fennessy and Bergman.
Grete Pedersen directs A German Requiem by Brahms with The Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Ensemble Allegria, Norwegian Wind Ensemble and soloists in four concerts in Hamar, Sandefjord, Fredrikstad and Oslo from 30 October - 3 November.
Risto Joost conducts the Oulu Sinfonia, Chamber Choir Tuiran Oulu and soloists in Oulu on 31 October. The programme includes the Fauré Requiem, Toru Takemitsu Requiem for strings and Aulis Sallinnen Four Songs.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet is on US tour again from 22 to 28 October with five concerts in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Östgöta Wind Symphony in Linköping on 7 November. The programme features music by Ravel, Debussy, Francaix, Sampo Kasurinen, Ingvar Karkoff and Ann-Sofi Söderqvist.
Kaspars Putnins conducts Collegium Vocale Gent with Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen in five concerts in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Gent and Brugge from 22-26 October.