MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

As A Musical Olympian, In Sprint And Marathon, Salonen Shows Mettle

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler’s Second Symphony, with soloists Michelle DeYoung, left, and Golda Schultz. (Photo by Stefan Cohen)

I wrote about a pair of concerts involving Esa-Pekka Salonen, one each in San Francisco and Seattle:

Reflecting on his double identity as a composer and conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen once likened the difference in what each requires to that between “running a marathon and a 100-meter race,” respectively. A pair of compelling programs from two of the West Coast’s leading orchestras offered a glimpse of the Finnish artist in both capacities…


Filed under: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mahler, Seattle Symphony


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