Welcome to the website

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 summer touring 2016

The orchestra visits Salzburg, Wiesbaden and Grafenegg this summer. 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


Have a look at the Notes section where you can read the latest reflections and observations by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. More

Next Concert

August 25


WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne

Alban Gerhardt, cello
DVORAK: Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

In the Press

"..this highly concentrated, lucid, superbly executed performance must be praised. ... What was created, with an infinitely supple interplay between restlessness, pregnant with catastrophe, and luxuriating harmonies, was a reflection of Mahler's cosmos"

May 2016
– Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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The Finnish Chamber Orchestra remembers Jouni Kaipainen at Tammisaari this year

July 27, 2016 – Read more


Jukka-Pekka Saraste während der Konzerte am 8.+9.11.2009 in der Philharmonie Köln mit dem WDR-Sinfonieorchester
D-Köln 9.11.2009

WDR Sinfonieorchester summer touring

The orchestra returns to Salzburg, and the Rheingau and Grafenegg Festivals in the course of the summer 2016.

May 27, 2016 – Read more


JP old black and white conducting


Jukka-Pekka celebrates with special concerts at Helsinki Musiikkitalo and Stockholms Konserthus
In the press:
Helsingin Sanomat

April 11, 2016 – Read more