Oslo
Philharmonic


2021/22 Season
Conductor Klaus Mäkelä
26th and 27th August 2021

Season Opening

“One of the most fascinating works out there” says Klaus Mäkelä about Mozart’s Great Mass in C-Minor. The second half of the concert features Andrew Norman’s orchestra work Sustain, which according to Mäkelä is “the perfect continuation and conclusion to Mozart’s mass”.

Pianist Yuja Wang
18th and 19th August 2021

Yuja Wang and Klaus Mäkelä

Experience the Oslo Philharmonic and our Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä in concert with one of classical music’s brightest stars, Chinese pianist Yuja Wang. On the programme we have music by Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók and Jean Sibelius, as well as brand new works by Mette Henriette.

Composer Rolf Gupta
15th September 2021

Earth's Song

Rolf Gupta's "Earth's Song" is a mighty oratorio for orchestra, choir and soloists, and, according to the composer, a “prayer for our world”. The work received the Critics Prize in 2020.

Animation from The Music Factory
29th October

The Music Factory

Join us at The Music Factory – a concert for all ages featuring dance, animation and orchestra music bursting with colour!

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt
18th November 2021

Beethoven and Stenhammar with Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Serenade and Beethoven’s fifth symphony, 60 years after his very first concert with the Oslo Philharmonic.

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili
5th and 6th January

New Year's Concert

We’ll be ringing in the new year with conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. The programme features two great audience favourites: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Violinist Daniel Lozakovich
13th January 2022

A Parisian Orchestra Palette

Klaus Mäkelä conducts a programme rich in sound, in works by Claude Debussy, David Monrad Johansen, and Maurice Ravel. Daniel Lozakovich is the soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3.

Conductor Cathrine Winnes
22nd January 2022

Oslo Philharmonic Choir 100 years

Oslo Philharmonic Choir celebrates its centenary with a festive concert, with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the conductors Cathrine Winnes and Øystein Fevang, presented by Ingrid Bjørnov.

Conductor Semyon Bychkov
27th and 28th January 2022

Mahler’s Summery Night Symphony

Mahler’s seventh symphony is an evocative, optimistic journey from darkness to light. The concert will be conducted by Semyon Bychkov, one of the most prominent conductors of our time.

Conductor Dalia Stasevska
10th February 2022

A Musical Solar System

American composer Missy Mazzoli sends the harmonica, melodica and entire orchestra into orbit in her work Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres, while Einojuhani Rautavaara evokes terrifying angels in his symphony Angel of Light.

Child with cello
12th February 2022

Family Day

Serge Prokofiev’s immortal musical fairytale Peter and the Wolf springs to life with narrator Johannes Joner and musicians from the Oslo Philharmonic.

From the Amadeus movie.
23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th February 2022

Amadeus Live

The legendary film Amadeus has been credited with positioning Mozart’s music in the heart of popular culture, almost 200 years after his death. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the film on the big screen while the soundtrack is performed live on stage, conducted by Jessica Cottiz.

Violinist Veronika Eberle
3rd and 4th March 2022

The Triumph of Life

We’ll perform one of Beethoven’s most innovative works with newly-written solo parts for this concert’s soloists. Carl Nielsen’s symphony “The Inextinguishable” is the composer’s tribute to the power of life, written during a global crisis.

Conductor Klaus Mäkelä
7th and 8th April 2022

Easter Concert: Bach's Mass in B minor

Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with soloists in J.S. Bach’s musical farewell note, Mass in B-Minor.

Conductor Klaus Mäkelä
5th and 6th May 2022

Mahler's Third Symphony

Gustav Mahler absorbed inspiration from every souce during his work with his third symphony: the flowers in the field, the animals in the forest, people, angels and love. Mahler’s longest symphony overflows with diverse, all-encompassing music.