Esa-Pekka Salonen travels to his home town for the first time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo
Watch our behind-the-scenes film as Esa-Pekka Salonen prepares for a performance of Sibelius’s ”˜choral’ symphony Kullervo, based on a dark tale from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. Salonen travelled to Uppsala, Sweden to rehearse with the male choir, Orphei Drängar, who featured prominently in the piece.
This concert opened the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2011/12 London Season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.