Conductor Matthew Halls has had to cancel his visit to Finland due to the travel restrictions imposed by the corona pandemic. Instead, the FRSO will be conducted by its Conductor Laureate Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The Cello Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saëns will remain on the programme, but Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 will take the place of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. The soloist in the Cello Concerto will be the FRSO’s first solo cellist Tuomas Lehto, as originally announced.
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor Tuomas Lehto, cello
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 A Minor Op. 33 W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39