The Oslo Philharmonic and Klaus Mäkelä commence their 5th season with a special concert in August, celebrating the release of their first recording in a new Shostakovich series for Decca Classics, featuring symphonies nos, 4, 5 and 6.­
­­­­The music of Shostakovich has been core to Mäkelä and the Oslo Philharmonic’s programming from the start of their relationship and they first performed Symphony no. 5 in November 2019. Following numerous performances over the intervening years, they return to the work this summer for concerts at home (14 August), at the Salzburg Festival (21 August) and Musikfest Berlin (1 September).­­­­
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­­­­­­­Shostakovich continues as a main composer focus in the new season with performances of symphonies nos. 1, 11 and 15, and the music of Bartók threads through the autumn, with Divertimento and Concerto for Orchestra, which the orchestra also perform at the Vienna Musikverein and Elbphilharmonie (their 4th Hamburg residency to date).­
­­­­Kaija Saariaho is a composer whose music has also featured regularly in Mäkelä and the Oslo Philharmonic’s programming and this season they perform both Orion and Vista, which the orchestra co-commissioned and first performed in 2022.­
­­­­Additional  season highlights include Andrew Norman’s Play, which features in the official season opening alongside Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes (28 and 29 August); Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with Vilde Frang coupled with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 (23 and 24 October); and Anders Hillborg’s new Piano Concerto “MAX” with soloist Emanuel Ax which is followed by Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen Suite (13 and 14 March).­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­SEASON PROGRAMME WITH KLAUS MÄKELÄ
AT THE OSLO KONSERTHUS
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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­14 August 2024

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­28 & 29 August 2024

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5
Andrew NormanPlay

Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­26 & 27 September 2024

Béla Bartók: Divertimento
Benjamin BrittenCello Symphony
Béla BartókConcerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Gautier Capuçon­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­23 & 24 October 2024

George EnescuRumanian Rhapsody No. 1 
Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Vilde Frang­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­25 October 2024

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5
Béla BartókConcerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­28 & 29 November 2024

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Thomas AdèsAsyla
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­16 & 17 January 2025

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­6 & 7 February 2025

Kaija SaariahoOrion

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRequiem

Soloists:
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Sasha Cookie (mezzo-soprano)
Laurence Kilsby (tenor), Benjamin Appl (baritone)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­12 & 13 February 2025

Piotr Ilyich TchaikovskySerenade for Strings
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11
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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­13 & 14 March 2025

Anders Hillborg: Piano Concerto No. 2 “The MAX Concerto”
Jean SibeliusLemminkäinen Suite


Soloist: Emanuel Ax­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­22 & 23 May 2025

Claude DebussyPrélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Claude DebussyJeux
Christian SindingDanse Orientale
Edvard GriegMarch of the Trolls
Igor StravinksyFirebird­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­UPCOMING TOUR DATES & PROGRAMMES IN 2024­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­3 June – AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Soloists:
Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Klaus Mäkelä (cello)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­4 June – PARIS PHILHARMONIE

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Soloists:
Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Klaus Mäkelä (cello)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­6 June – VIENNA KONZERTHAUS

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Soloists:
Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Klaus Mäkelä (cello)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­7 June – VIENNA KONZERTHAUS

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture from Oberon 
Jean SibeliusTapiola
Alexander ZemlinskyDie Seejungfrau ­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­9 June – LUDWIGSBURG FORUM AM SCHLOSSPARK

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Soloists:
Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Klaus Mäkelä (cello)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­21 August – SALZBURG FESTIVAL

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Soloist: Lisa Batishiavil­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1 September – MUSIKFEST BERLIN

Einojuhani RautavaaraCantus arcticus
Kaija SaariahoVista
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­27 October – BRUSSELS BOZAR

George EnescuRomanian Rhapsody No. 1

Igor Stravinsky: Violin concerto 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Vilde Frang­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­29 October – STUTTGART LIEDERHALLE

Béla BartókConcerto for Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­30 October – VIENNA MUSIKVEREIN

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Béla BartókConcerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes

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Late night chamber music concert

featuring soloists from the Oslo Philharmonic,
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) and Klaus Mäkelä (cello)­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1 November – HAMBURG ELBPHILHARMONIE

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Béla BartókConcerto for Orchestra

Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2 November – HAMBURG ELBPHILHARMONIE

George EnescuRomanian Rhapsody No. 1

Igor Stravinsky: Violin concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Vilde Frang­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­3 November – DORTMUND KONZERTHAUS

George EnescuRomanian Rhapsody No. 1

Igor Stravinsky: Violin concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Vilde Frang­­­­­­­­­­­­
­Oslo Philharmonic – The Season 2024/25
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