Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor
Emma Salokoski, vocals
Maria Ylipää, harmony singing
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Beloved Nordic performer Eva Dahlgren has created a career full of catchy melodies. Her repertoire is here covered by versatile artist and musical chameleon Emma Salokoski. The programme features songs from the album Jag vill se min älskade komma från det vilda [I want to see my love come in from the wild], which Dahlgren created with Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer Anders Hillborg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The programme also includes Salokoski’s own songs in orchestral arrangements. A night to remember!
Anna-Maria Helsing has gained an outstanding reputation with leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera houses. From 2010 to 2013 Anna-Maria Helsing was Chief Conductor of the Oulu Symphony – the first-ever female conductor at the head of a Finnish symphony orchestra.
Within a short time the Swedish-Finnish conductor has conducted all the major Finnish and Swedish orchestras including the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra as well as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony, Iceland Symphony, North Iceland Symphony and Odense Symphony among others.
Furthermore she was at the rostrum of Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Danish Opera, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, Gothenburg Opera, Malmö Opera Orchestra, Norrlands Operan Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra and conducted the orchestras in Braunschweig, Bochum, Hagen and Jena. She also led performances at the Royal Danish Opera, Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival and Tampere Opera.
After her studies in the class of Leif Segerstam, the Finnish conductor was chosen to take part in the International Conductor’s Academy of the Allianz Cultural Foundation under the guidance of Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel. In 1999 she won the First Prize in the International Competition for 20th Century Music for Young Artists in Warsaw.
Andrea Tarrodi: Paradisfåglar
Eva Dahlgren (sov. M. Hassinen): Jag klär av mig naken
Anders Hillborg: En gul böjd banan
Anders Hillborg: Innan kärleken kom
Lauri Salokoski: Omani uni
Eva Dahlgren (sov. A. Glenmark): Resan
Jimmy López Bellido: Fiesta!
Eva Dahlgren / Anders Hillborg: Stenmannen
Anders Hillborg: När en vild röd ros slår ut doftar hela skogen
Anders Hillborg: Kväll
Eva Dahlgren (sov. Anders Hillborg): Jorden är ett litet rum
Anders Hillborg: Vild i min mun