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Kaija Saariaho

Publisher: Chester Music

Emilie Suite (2011)
Text Writer
Amin Maalouf
Chester Music Ltd
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
25 Minutes

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Programme Note
Kaija Saariaho Emilie Suite (2011)
Kaija Saariaho’s Emilie Suite was a joint commission by Carnegie Hall, New York City, Cité de la Musique, Paris, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
It was first performed on 30 November 2011 at Carnegie Hall by the Avanti! Chamber
Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu, with Elizabeth Futral (soprano). The first performance
in Paris took place on 23 April 2013 at Cité de la Musique by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, with Barbara Hannigan (soprano).

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  • Ensemble
    Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
    Karen Vourc'h
    Marko Letonja
  • 27 FEB 2016
    Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona
    Karen Voourch; Ernest Martinez-Izquierdo , conductor
  • 15 JAN 2016
    Emilie Suite Country Premiere
    KKL Luzerne, Switzerland
    Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
    Pia Freund, soprano; James Gaffigan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 January - KKL Luzerne, Switzerland
  • 08 SEP 2015
    Union Hall, Maribor, Slovenia
    Festival Maribor Orchestra
    Karen Vourc´h, soprano; Marko Letonja, conductor
  • 22 APR 2015
    Kotka concert hall, Kotka, Finland
    Kymi Sinfonietta
    Pia Freund, soprano; Ernest Martinez-Izquierdo, conductor

    Other Dates:
    23 April - Kuusankoski concert hall, Kouvola, Finland
  • 27 APR 2014
    Emilie Suite Country Premiere
    Auditorio "Baluarte", Pamplona.
    Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra
    Pia Freund; Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor

    Other Dates:
    28 April - Auditorio "Baluarte", Pamplona.
  • 15 JAN 2014
    Lucerne, Switzerland
    Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
    Martin Fröst, clarinet; Pia Freund, soprano ; James Gaffigan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 January - Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 10 OCT 2013
    Salle Erasme, Strasbourg; France
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
    Solveig Kringelborn; Marko Letonja, conductor

    Other Dates:
    11 October -
  • 23 APR 2013
    Emilie Suite Country Premiere
    Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
    Barbara Hannigan, Soprano
  • 14 OCT 2012
    Kaija Saariaho festival / Senses
    Concert Hall. Helsinki Music Centre, Finland
    Avanti! and students from the Sibelius Academy
    Karen Vourc'h (soprano); John Storgårds, conductor
  • 30 NOV 2011
    Emilie Suite World Premiere
    Carnegie Hall, New York
    Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Elizabeth Futral; Hannu Lintu, conductor

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