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Concert Series CITY LIGHTS

January 30, 2015

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Radisson Blu Sky Hotel are pleased to announce the start of the concert series CITY LIGHTS on 13 February 2015, offering listeners music from the metropolises of the world: London, Paris and St. Petersburg. The series kicks off with the popular movie “City Lights” by Charlie Chaplin, after which the entire series has been named.

THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
Series tickets (52,80 € / 38,40 €*) can be purchased until 13.02.2015 through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.

Single tickets 22 € /  16 €* can be purchased through PILETILEVI and PILETIMAAILM.
* C
oncessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.


Chaplin "City Lights"

CHARLIE CHAPLIN – CITY LIGHTS

Film and music
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall

On the very first ENSO film night, we will show our audience a true film classic: “City Lights”, the popular 1931 movie by Charles Chaplin, which is a sincere and tragic love story between Chaplin’s Tramp and a blind flower girl.

For almost 30 years, the American composer and conductorTimothy Brock has been devoted to composing music for silent films, modernising the old scores and performing them around the world. His film projects have brought him in front of many of the most important orchestras worldwide, and this season he will make his debut in Estonia. One of his grand projects has been screening Chaplin’s movies along with live orchestral accompaniment.

On photo: scene from “City Lights”.

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Kalle Randalu ja Neeme JärviLONDON

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall

Carl Maria von Weber “Jubilee-Overture”
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major
Charles Hubert H. Parry “Te Deum”, “England”, “Jerusalem”
Edward Elgar “Land of Hope and Glory” from “Pomp and Circumstance”

Kalle Randalu piano
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI

The second concert in the series of piano concertos by Beethoven, performed by Estonian pianist Kalle Randalu, conductor Neeme Järvi and ENSO, is combined with festive English ceremonial music.

Charles Hubert H. Parry and Edward Elgar were peers and composers who both made a considerable contribution to the English musical renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century. “Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar is a series of military marches, in which the beautiful melody of the first, the popular “Land of Hope and Glory” has become a second national anthem for the English people.

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Vadim RudenkoST. PETERSBURG

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Concert Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
“Manfred Symphony” in B minor

Vadim Rudenko piano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV

Russian pianist Vadim Rudenko has won prizes and awards in various international competitions, including the “Concertino Praga” competition (1982, first prize), the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels (1991), the Paloma O’Shea Competition in Spain (1992) and twice at the international Tchaikovsky Competition (third prize in 1994, and second prize in 1998). Celebrated by audiences as well as critics, Rudenko is primarily recognised for his technical perfection as well as the depth of his musical interpretations. Rudenko has been invited to play with many of the world’s leading orchestras and appears often at renowned music festivals as a soloist and chamber musician.

The concert is conducted by former principal conductor of ENSO, Nikolai Alexeev, whose hometown is St. Petersburg and who is now working mostly with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

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 Olari EltsPARIS

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic Poem “The Oceanides”
Symphony No. 3 in C major

Claude Debussy
“C’est l’extase” for Soprano and Orchestra, orc. Robin Holloway
Three symphonic sketches “The Sea”

Karen Wierzba soprano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS

Claude Debussy was one of the pivotal figures of French music in the beginning of the 20th century. Trying to capture the expressive style of the impressionist painters – the tonal colour, orchestral treatment and rhythmics of his symphonic sketches “The Sea” by Debussy can well be compared to paintings by Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir. Debussy-like impressionist features can also be found in a number of early orchestral works by the greatest Finnish symphonist Jean Sibelius.

The concert is conducted by ENSO principal guest conductor, Olari Elts, who is currently working with different orchestras around the world – in 2014/15 season with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and many others.

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