NEW WEBSITE TO BE OPENED IN AUGUST 2012 During the coming summer this website will no longer be regularly updated since it is going to be completely redesigned. The new website will be up and functioning on August 1, 2012. Until then, get the latest news about Sasha Mäkilä on his blog, Facebook fan page, and Twitter.
Read here two articles about Sasha's new position: clevelandclassical.com/052212makilafea lincolnincleveland.blogspot.com/2012/05/interview-with-conductor-sasha-makila.html
Sasha Mäkilä appointed Music Director of St Michel Strings chamber orchestra
St Michel Strings chamber orchestra, based in Mikkeli, Finland, has announced the appointment of the Finnish conductor Sasha Mäkilä as Music Director. Maestro Mäkilä's initial contract is for two years and it will embrace concert-giving, touring and recording, as well as education and outreach activities. St Michel Strings, founded in 1903, is the third oldest orchestra in Finland and widely known for its adventurous programming. It makes its home in the acoustically superb Martti Talvela Hall which seats 700 people.
Sasha Mäkilä to conduct world premiere of Free Will at Savonlinna Opera Festival.
On July 21, 2012 Sasha Mäkilä will make his Savonlinna Opera Festival debut by conducting the world premiere of Free Will - an opera in two acts sung in English, composed by an open, international online community called Opera by You. More info at the Savonlinna Opera Festival website.
Three debuts, lots of Sibelius for season 2011-12.
During the season 2011-12 Sasha Mäkilä will make his debuts with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland and the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. He will be performing symphonies of Jean Sibelius with the CIM Chamber Orchestra in Cleveland, the RNCM Chamber Orchestra in Manchester, UK, and with the Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä. Find complete details at the updated calendar section.
Saturday, July 21, 2012, 19:00
FREE WILL - opera in two acts
Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland)
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Sasha Mäkilä, conductor
Christian Juslin, tenor
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Matias Tosi, bass-baritone (Oscar Wilde)
Cynthia Hanna, mezzo-soprano
(Joan of Arc)
Jennifer Rowley, soprano (Lucifer)
Danielle Pastin, soprano
(Gazardiel / Azazel)
See more coming events