Finnish orchestral conductor and composer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, is currently the Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. He is the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009, the Philharmonia Orchestra, where he was Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor from 2008 until 2021, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is known for his enthusiastic adoption of emerging technology and drive to reposition classical music in the 21st century.
Elektra by R. Strauss, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2013. Directed by Patrice Chéreau, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, starring Andrea Hill, Tom Randle, Donald McIntyre, Mikhail Petrenko, Renate Behle, Franz Mazura, Bonita Hyman, Evelyn Herlitzius, Waltrud Meier, Adrianna Pieczonka and Diener Flor...