Kaija Saariaho
Photo: Priska Ketterer.

The Opéra de Paris is naming a salon at Bastille after Kaija Saariaho, who passed away last June. According to the Opéra’s press release, this tribute to the Finnish composer, initiated by Alexander Neef, emphasizes her « special relationship with Paris, where she moved in 1982 to study at IRCAM » and pays homage to « one of the most gifted musical pioneers of her generation.

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