This fall maestro Sasha Mäkilä will conduct two debuts in Russia, with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on November 14 and 15, and with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra on December 10. He has also been re-invited to conduct the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra after his successful 2014 debut.

To honor the 150-year jubilee of Jean Sibelius, the Mariinsky Theatre program will be all Sibelius, with the Tchaikovsky Competition 2015 prize winner Clara-Jumi Kang playing the Violin Concerto and the rest of the program is going to be the Karelia Overture Op. 10 and the Sixth Symphony, Op. 104. The concert will take place in the new Mariinsky Concert Hall and it will be webcast live via on December 10 at 19.00 MSK (UTC+3).