Oslo Philharmonic / Klaus Mäkelä

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 – Hamburg International Music Festival

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Sibelius in their DNA

When Klaus Mäkelä took up the position of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s music director in 2020, he had already made plans for a concert project that was particularly close to his heart: the performance of the complete Sibelius symphonies. For it was not only the Finnish conductor who grew up with this music. »Sibelius is likewise part of the orchestra’s DNA,« Mäkelä says. On the second evening in the Hamburg Sibelius cycle, we hear the Second Symphony, the composer’s most popular, together with his Fourth, perhaps the most important from a compositional point of view.


Oslo Philharmonic

conductor Klaus Mäkelä


Jean Sibelius
Sinfonie Nr. 4 a-Moll op. 63

- Interval -

Jean Sibelius
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 43

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Estimated end time



Elbphilharmonie Abo 4


Hamburg International Music Festival


Klaus Mäkelä Conducts Jean Sibelius

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Before the concert and in the interval

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