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HMO and Mäkilä perform a Leevi Madetoja rarity

On May 27th and 28th Sasha Mäkilä and the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra will perform Leevi Madetoja's 1st symphony in its original 1916 guise for the first time in a hundred years. The composer made several changes to his first symphony in 1923 when he performed it...

Debut at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Maestro Sasha Mäkilä debuts at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet with a run of thirteen shows of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet Nutcracker and the Mouse King, with choreography by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk. The matinée performance on November 27 will also be...

15th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Helsinki

15th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass February 18-22, 2019 Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the string section of the...

Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra China tour begins

Sasha Mäkilä and the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra are touring China on December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019. The cities toured are Taicang, Yinchuan, Jinchang, Xi'an, Jiaxing, Cixi, Maanshan, Zhoushan Island and Shanghai. The orchestra will perform works by...


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