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Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. Catch up on his latest news and find out where he is conducting next. More

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2016/2017

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2016/2017More

Recent Recordings

Browse his extensive discography, including recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with the WDR Symphony Orchestra. More

Notes & Interviews

Read interviews with Jukka-Pekka Saraste here, as well as his recent reflections and observations. More

Next Concert

October 27 & 28


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Oslo Philharmonic Choir
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano
Mati Turi, tenor
Ain Anger, bass
Thomas Trotter, organ
G. MAHLER: Adagio from Symphony No. 10
JANACEK: Glagolitic Mass

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

In the Press

"The inspired direction of Jukka-Pekka Saraste on great form, knowing well how to bring out the best in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, was the primary and magnificent architect of this exhilarating Roméo et Juliette."

October 2016
– Gilles Lesur, ConcertoNet

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Jukka-Pekka and the WDR Sinfonieorchester release their recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 on the Profil Hänssler label

October 14, 2016 – Read more


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Bartók – Going to the Roots of Music

Jukka-Pekka discusses this season’s composer-in-focus with the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the importance of seeking authentic musical roots and expression

September 30, 2016 – Read more


Mahler: Symphony No. 3 – Extract

Recorded live April 2016 – Kölner Philharmonie
WDR Sinfonieorchester
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

August 16, 2016 – Read more