The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra has elected Britain’s Nicholas Collon as its next Chief Conductor. He will take over in autumn 2021, on the completion of present Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu’s agreed term.
The guest conductors will include Esa-Pekka Salonen.
The 2019/2020 season of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra opens with Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, a big coproduction by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) and the Helsinki Festival. Also enjoying a special status in the season’s varied symphonic offering are symphonies and concertos of Dmitri Shostakovich’s middle period.