Esa-Pekka Salonen’s talents as both composer and conductor are on display in this thrilling program that traverses the elements. From the depths of Sibelius’s ambient, ancient seas, as depicted in his 1913 tone poem The Oceanides, emerges the cosmic virtuosity of Salonen’s acclaimed Cello Concerto, performed by the intrepid Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk. Then, Salonen—one of the world’s most electrifying Stravinsky interpreters—soars with the composer’s haunting musical fairy tale, The Firebird.

The Program

“Brings a dash of cool to classical music.”
– New York Times on Esa-Pekka Salonen
“Emotionally rapt and technically assured.”
– Financial Times on Truls Mørk


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Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Truls Mørk, cello

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Performance Details

The Creation, Les Arts Florissants

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These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.

Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.