on Fri Jun 7 2019
Jukka-Pekka Saraste and SSO
Artist in Residence Thomas Bauer (baritone) will be singing another Mahler work in his last SSO concert this season. Not written as a standard song cycle, "Rückert Lieder" includes Mahler's most lyrical songs, with intimate styling and delicate orchestration. Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste is the principal conductor of WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, who studied conducting in the same class as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Osmo Vänskä. As one of the best contemporary Bruckner interpreters, Saraste will conduct the great Seventh Symphony, which brought the composer the greatest success he had known in his life.