BRILLIANT FLUTE. Samuel Saulus 85
2nd concert in the HARMONY series
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Flute Concerto in G major, K 313/285c
Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K 299/297c
Suite No 2 from Daphnis and Chloe (Daphnis et Chloé)
CLARA ANDRADA DE LA CALLE flute
ASSIA CUNEGO harp
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Samuel Saulus (1933–1990) was one of the most distinguished and influential wind instrument players in the history of Estonian music, who completely changed the perceptions of flute playing that had prevailed until his time. Throughout his entire career as a professional musician he worked with ENSO, clocking up 38 concert seasons, and leading the flute section from 1963 until his death. Saulus was a member of the legendary Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet, the Emil Laansoo Ensemble and the Metronoom Ensemble. On his and Neeme Järvi’s initiative, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra was established in 1960. In 1980, he established the Barocco Revaliensis Ensemble. Saulus regularly performed as a soloist with ENSO as well as the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and several Estonian composers have dedicated works to him. From 1976, he also taught at the Tallinn Conservatory, becoming an example and mentor for many well-known Estonian flutists.
Soloists at the concert are Clara Andrada de la Calle, the solo flutist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Assia Cunego, the solo harpist with ENSO. In addition to working with orchestras, both artists also actively perform solo recitals and chamber concerts.
Conducted by Neeme Järvi, the principal conductor and artistic director of ENSO.
* Pre-concert talk and chamber performance at 6 pm
Arvo Pärt. Quintettino
ENSO’s wind quintet
The musicologist Maia Lilje and the bassoon player Andres Lepnurm will talk about the life and work of the legendary flutist Samuel Saulus.
Concert is produced by ENSO
Presented by E-piim
Concerts in the “Harmony” series are conducted by the principal conductor and artistic director at ENSO, Neeme Järvi and his younger son Kristjan Järvi, who is known for his dashing and innovative ideas. Kristjan Järvi is the principal conductor of the Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra as well as the founding member and conductor of the Absolute Ensemble and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
The soloists in Brahms’ Double Concerto are Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, the best known Estonian violin soloist, and Jan-Erik Gustafsson, one of the most outstanding cello soloists in Finland. The two musicians can often be seen performing together on stages all over the world. The concert “The Brilliant Flute” is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Samuel Saulus, the most distinguished and influential Estonian wind instrument player of all times. Soloists at Mozart’s Flute Concerto and Flute and Harp Concerto are Clara Andrada de la Calle, the solo flutist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and solo harpist with ENSO, Assia Cunego. Carried by the idea of artistic synthesis, the concert “Ring” in the programme of ENSO’s end of season festival “Practical Spirituality” combines the grandiose work of two German composers, Richard Wagner and Sven Helbig.
Friday 3 November 2017 – DOUBLE CONCERTO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Friday 4 May 2018 – BRILLIANT FLUTE: SAMUEL SAULUS 85, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Thursday 24 May 2018 – RING, Festival “Practical Spirituality”, conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI
Series tickets for the “Harmony” concert series: 42€ / 30€ (available until 1.11.2017)