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Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne. Catch up on his latest news, press and recordings, watch video clips and find out where he is conducting next. More

Notes

Have a look at the Notes section where you can read the latest reflections and observations by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. More

WDR Symphony Orchestra 2014/15 Season

Find out where you can see Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the WDR Symphony Orchestra perform throughout the 2014/15 season. More

Recent Recordings

Browse his extensive discography, including recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with the WDR Symphony Orchestra. More

Next Concert

May 30

Prague

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Vilde Frang, violin
WEBERN: Passacaglia
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
J. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

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Video

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 - 4th Movement
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

In the Press

“Saraste achieved a captivating and at times painfully honed interpretation…compulsive and poignant…”

– Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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News

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JUKKA-PEKKA EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH THE WDR SYMPHONY

The WDR Symphony announces that Jukka-Pekka has signed a new agreement with the orchestra through 2018/19
 
 

April 28, 2015 – Read more

 

Sibelius

CELEBRATING SIBELIUS 150 YEARS

“It’s not easy to describe his work. There is some kind of intensity in it that isn’t related to anything else in music”
 
Plans for the Sibelius anniversary year in 2015

January 26, 2015 – Read more

 

Mahler_Recording

New recording from the WDR Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka and the WDR Symphony release their recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 on the Profil Hänssler label
 
 
Gramophone Magazine review

October 28, 2014 – Read more