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“The art of being on stage is that you’re taking the audience to you."
Jukka-Pekka Saraste


Helsinki’s next chief conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste reveals with subtle humor that his conducting career started at 8. He discusses the role of objectivity in Romantic repertoire, the dynamics of working with guest orchestras, and his philosophy of drawing his listeners into the performance. The sincerity and thoughtfulness of his advice to aspiring conductors is a gift to all music lovers. 


Filmed in May of 2021 in Munich,  Saraste joins for a conversation about his musical life and philosophy of drawing a listener to the performance. Longevity and sincerity are explored, as well as his advice to young performers.


Episode 117

Running Time: 24 minutes

Filmed May 2021 Munich Germany

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