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Unsuk Chin concerto

Kari Kriikku has premiered the Unsuk Chin concerto with the Gothenberg SO and the New York Philharmonic. Next performances will take places in Barcelona and with the London Philharmonia Orchestra.

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New clarinet concerto by Kaija Saariaho

Kari Kriikku again with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert.
In the program on September 2014 the U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s clarinet concerto.

D’om le vrai sens

As a champion of contemporary music the next work that now takes pride of place in Kari Kriikku’s repertoire list is Kaija Saariaho’s “D’OM LE VRAI SENS”, of which he gave the world premieres throughout the 2010/11 season.   The world premiere performances by the co-commissioning parties were:

  • Finnish Radio  Symphony and Sakari Oramo
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson
  • Swedish Radio Symphony  and John Storgårds
  • Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Casa da Musica and John Storgårds
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Esa-Pekka Salonen, at the 2011 Présence Festival in Paris

Performances have continued in Vienna’s Konzerthaus with the Vienna Symphony Radio orchestra under the baton  of Cornelius Meister.… Continue reading >