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Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. Catch up on his latest news and find out where he is conducting next. More

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Recent Recordings

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

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2017/2018

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2017/2018More

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See Jukka-Pekka’s profile on Idagio where you can stream and listen to many of his recordings in high qualityMore

Notes & Interviews

Read interviews with Jukka-Pekka Saraste here, as well as his recent reflections and observations. More

Next Concert

February 23

Cologne

WDR Sinfonieorchester

Christiane Karg, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto 
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass
NDR Chor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cologne Cathedral 2017

In the Press

“The pace of the Second Symphony is brisk, everything has a soft flow, carefully channeled.

In the seven years that he has been at the helm of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, he has transformed it into an ensemble of astonishing agility and precision.”

December 2017
– Fono Forum

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News

LAUNCH OF NEW MENTORSHIP SCHEME

Newly-founded organisation, LEAD! The Orchestra Project, provides mentorship programmes to develop confidence, communication- and leadership skills in young musicians.

January 16, 2018 – Read more

 

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH THE SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

J-P and the orchestra mark one hundred years of Finnish independence with an all-Finnish programme at Berwaldhallen on 6 December.
 

December 4, 2017 – Read more

 

RECORDING OF BEETHOVEN CYCLE WITH WDR SINFONIEORCHESTER

J-P and WDR Sinfonieorchester embark on a recording cycle of all Beethoven’s symphonies for Haenssler.
 

November 8, 2017 – Read more

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