Welcome to the website

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

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

Idagio

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

Recent Recordings

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

Notes & Interviews

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

Next Concert

15 & 16 September

Cologne

WDR Sinfonieorchester

Martin Grubinger, percussion
AHO: Sieidi Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 Op 93

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cologne Cathedral 2017

In the Press

“…coherent, almost song-like fluent passages, glowing horns and perfectly blended sounds …

Saraste and his musicians accomplished this in a sensational manner.”

July 2017
– Kölnische Rundschau / General-Anzeiger

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News

TAMMISAARI FESTIVAL 2017

J-P and the Finnish Chamber Orchestra focus on the next generation as they celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence
 

July 20, 2017 – Read more

 

SUMMER TOUR TO THE BALTIC

Jukka-Pekka and WDR Sinfonieorchester bring Brahms and Dvorak to Baltic cities and Katowice
 
 

June 10, 2017 – Read more

 

BERLIOZ REQUIEM IN COLOGNE CATHEDRAL

Jukka-Pekka leads the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Berlioz Requiem on Thursday 18 May.
 

May 15, 2017 – Read more

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