Kaija Saariaho honoured with Domain Privé series

Kaija Saariaho honoured with Domain Privé series
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Cité de la Musique has honoured Chester Music composer Kaija Saariaho with one of its renowned Domain Privé series. Cité de la Musique is best known for its unique programming covering all musical genres and previous focuses of this prestigious series have included John Adams, Anne Sofie von Otter and Marianne Faithful, among others.

Starting on April 18, a series of five concerts exploring her music will be presented featuring many of Saariaho's long term collaborators including Anssi Karttunen, Meta4, Avanti! and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Audiences will hear several Saariaho country premieres including Emilie Suite, co-commissioned by the Cité de la Musique and performed by Barbara Hannigan.

Programmed alongside her music are works of other celebrated Finnish composers including Jean Sibelius, Paavo Heininen – her former teacher, and Lotta Wennäkoski – her student.

For more details about the concerts and venues, including ticket sales please visit the Cité de la Musique website.


April 17, 8.00pm, Salle des Concerts
International Contemporary Ensemble

April 18, 8.00pm, Amphithéâtre
Sept Papillons
Terra Memoria
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Tuika Hakkila, piano
Florent Jodelet, percussion
Pia Freund, soprano

April 19, 8.00pm, Salle des Concerts
Asteroid 4179: Toutatis
Laterna Magica

Leino Songs
L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Anu Komsi, soprano

April 20, 3.00pm, Amphithéâtre
Vent nocturne
Ensemble InterContemporain

April 23, 8.00pm, Salle des Concerts
Emilie Suite (Country Premiere)
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

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