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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 and find out where he is conducting next. More

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS 2016

Jukka-Pekka celebrates with special concerts at Helsinki Musiikkitalo and Stockholms Konserthus. More

WDR Symphony Orchestra 2015/16 Season

Find out where you can catch Jukka-Pekka and the WDR Symphony perform throughout the 2015/16 seasonMore

Recent Recordings

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

Notes

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

Next Concert

May 26

Coesfeld

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne

Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

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Video

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

In the Press

"..this highly concentrated, lucid, superbly executed performance must be praised. ... What was created, with an infinitely supple interplay between restlessness, pregnant with catastrophe, and luxuriating harmonies, was a reflection of Mahler's cosmos"

May 2016
– Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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News

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS 2016

Jukka-Pekka celebrates with special concerts at Helsinki Musiikkitalo and Stockholms Konserthus
 
In the press:
Helsingin Sanomat
 

April 11, 2016 – Read more

 

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32nd International Music Festival of the Canary Islands

Jukka-Pekka peforms at the 32nd International Music Festival of the Canary Islands
 
 

January 20, 2016 – Read more

 

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Brahms in China and South Korea

WDR Sinfonieorchester tour with Brahms cycle
 
 
 
 

October 6, 2015 – Read more