ELTS & SKRIDE
2nd concert in the MAESTRO series
Overture to The Stigmatised (Die Gezeichneten)
Violin Concerto in B minor
Ballet Petrushka (Pétrouchka)
BAIBA SKRIDE violin
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS
Olari Elts and Baiba Skride – double energy supported by fifteen years of working together on the stages of Europe and the United States.
Baiba Skride’s natural approach to music-making has captivated many conductors and orchestras all over the world. She has been praised for her genuine joy of playing music and her sensitive and passionate interpretations. She has performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, as well as the NHK Symphony Orchestra. With ENSO and its guest principal conductor Olari Elts, she will perform and record the Violin Concerto by the Estonian composer, Heino Eller. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the piece, as it is the first violin concerto in the history of Estonian music.
“There’s an irresistible energy and joy in Elts’ conducting style” (Artsfile Ottawa, 30.03.2017); his conducting can be “flamboyant at the same time as being meticulously precise” (The SunBreak, 17.04.2017).
Concerts are produced by ENSO
Presented by AUDI
The “Maestro” concert series is a true parade of stars: conducting for the first time in Estonia are Thomas Zehetmair, the internationally recognized Austrian violinist and conductor, as well as Robert Trevino, a younger generation American conductor who has quickly gained international recognition and will start his second season as the principal conductor of the Basque National Orchestra. They are seconded by Olari Elts, the guest principal conductor at ENSO, who is often praised for his excellent skills in concert programming as well as his irresistible energy and joy in music-making. Soloists include Baiba Skride, the Latvian violinist working with the world’s best orchestras, here performing Eller’s violin concerto, and Irina Zakharenkova, one of the most original pianists in Estonia, who will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto.
Friday 13 October 2017 – ZEHETMAIR AND MENDELSSOHN, conductor THOMAS ZEHETMAIR
Friday 17 November 2017 – ELTS AND SKRIDE, conductor OLARI ELTS
Friday 22 December 2017 – TREVINO AND BRUCKNER, conductor ROBERT TREVINO
Series tickets for the “Maestro” concert series: 42€ / 30€ (available until 11.10.2017)
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