Klaus Mäkelä in conversation with Dominic Seldis

VIDEO – Exactly one year ago, the young Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä spoke with Dominic Seldis after a rehearsal for the Christmas Matinee. Today, too, the infectious enthusiasm of both musicians is the best invitation to watch an encore broadcast of the concert on Christmas Day on NPO 2.
Klaus Mäkelä
Klaus Mäkelä

How does one study a new score? What makes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 timeless, and how does Mäkelä make Debussy’s La mer sound so ‘fresh’? Join Klaus Mäkelä in a conversation with Dominic Seldis about his love of the visual arts, the musical connection with an orchestra, and Helsinki – a city with more conductors than plumbers.

Christmas Day at 3.00 p.m. on NPO 2
Encore broadcast of the 2020 Christmas Matinee
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 (‘Pastoral’)
Debussy – La mer

Click here for an overview of the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Christmas broadcasts on radio and television.