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Concert series 2020/2021

July 1, 2020

In the 2020/21 season, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra presents five series – MAESTRO, ROMANTICISM, VALLEY OF SOUND, RADICAL GURU #BEETHOVEN and VIOLIN CONCERTO. Each series contains four concerts with the best music, performed by the best musicians from Estonia and abroad. In many cases, an entertaining warm-up concert or a pre-concert discussion is also included as a bonus.

Series tickets will go on sale publicly on 9 July, single tickets 10 August 2020.
Series ticket (four concerts): 74 € / 59 €*
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Single tickets: 25 € / 18 €*.


MAESTRO CONCERT SERIES
presented by Olerex

I: JÄRVI & RUBINSTEIN
Sat., 24.10.2020 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Rubinstein. Piano Concerto No 2 in F major
Brahms. Serenade No. 1 in D major
ANNA SHELEST piano, ERSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI

II: LEONORE
Wed., 16.12.2020 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert talk) and at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Beethoven. Opera Leonore (concert performance)
FLURINA STUCKI soprano (Leonore), JUHAN TRALLA tenor (Florestan), Estonian National Male Choir, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

III: VERDI. MESSA DA REQUIEM
Sun., 4.04.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Verdi. Requiem    
ANUSH HOVHANNISYAN soprano, MONIKA-EVELIN LIIV mezzo-soprano, JI-MIN PARK tenor, KRZYSZTOF SZUMAŃSKI bass, Estonian National Male Choir, chamber choir Voces Tallinn, ERSO, conductor RISTO JOOST

IV: SPRING CONCERTNeeme Järvi & Arvo Pärt
Fr., 7.05.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Pärt. SwansongCantique des degrésFratres, Symphony No. 4 Los Angeles
SHARON BEZALY flute, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, ERSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI

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ROMANTICISM CONCERT SERIES 

I: PRAGUE SERENADE
Fr., 26.02.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Suk. Serenade for strings, Op. 6
Dvořák. Serenade for strings, Op. 22
Janáček. Woodwind sextet Youth (Mládí)
Smetana. Symphonic poem The Moldau (Vltava) from My Country (Má vlast)
ERSO Woodwind Sextet and ERSO String Orchestra, ERSO

II: ENCHANTED GARDEN
Fr, 5.03.2021 kell 19
Ravel. Morning Song of the Jester (Alborada del gracioso)
de Falla. Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Noches en los jardines de España) for piano and orchestra
Stravinski. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de feu)
ANNA SZAŁUCKA piano, ERSO, conductor BAS WIEGERS

III: JOURNEY
Fr., 9.04.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Martinů. Intermezzo
Tüür. Bassoon Concerto
Dvořák. Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76
MARTIN KUUSKMANN bassoon, ERSO, conductor MIHHAIL GERTS

IV: SEA MUSIC
Fr., 23.04.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Debussy. Little Suite (Petite Suite; arr. by Henri Büsser)
d’Albert. Cantata Little Mermaid (Das Seejungfräulein)
Hosokawa. Circulating Ocean
Debussy. The Sea (La Mer), three symphonic sketches for orchestra
ERSO, conductor JUN MÄRKL

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VALLEY OF SOUND CONCERT SERIES
presented by Inchcape BMW

I: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY
Thu., 1.10.2020 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

II: BEETHOVEN & KOTZEBUE
Fri., 12.02.2021 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert talk) and at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Bartók. Wooden Prince Suite
Liszt. Fantasy on Motives from Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens
M. M. Sink. New work
Beethoven/Kotzebue. King Stephen (König Stephan)
Symphony Orchestra of the  of the EAMT, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS 

III: DVOŘÁK & ISSERLIS
Fri., 12.03.2021 at 7 p.m.
Dvořák. Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Elgar. Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 63
STEVEN ISSERLIS cello, ERSO, conductor JOSEPH SWENSEN

IV: GRAND FINAL
Fri, 14.05.2021 at 6 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Lindberg. Two Episodes
Reinvere. Excerpts from Minona
Tally. Lament
Beethoven. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
AILE ASSZONYI soprano, KAI RÜÜTEL mezzo-soprano, MATI TURI tenor, EGILS SILIŅŠ bass, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor OLARI ELTS

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RADICAL GURU #BEETHOVEN CONCERT SERIES
presented by Liviko

I: BEETHOVEN & REICHA
Fri., 11.12.2020 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Reicha. Octet in E-flat major, Op. 96
EGERT LEINSAAR violin – MAAREN VIHERMÄE violin – KAREN KRIIT viola – MARGUS UUS cello – MATI LUKK double bass – GUIDO GUALANDI oboe – SOO-YOUNG LEE clarinet – PEETER SARAPUU bassoon – KALLE KOPPEL horn

Beethoven. Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20
TRIIN RUUBEL-LILLEBERG violin – SANDRA KLIMAITĖ viola – LEVI-DANEL MÄGILA cello – MATI LUKK double bass – SOO-YOUNG LEE clarinet – KAIDO SUSS bassoon – MATTIAS VIHMANN horn

II: LEONORE 
Thu., 17.12.2020 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert talk) & at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Beethoven. Opera Leonore (concert performance)
FLURINA STUCKI soprano (Leonore), JUHAN TRALLA tenor (Florestan), Estonian National Male Choir, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

III: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH
Fri., 26.03.2021 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert) & at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Ries. Victory March (Siegesmarsch), Op. 172
Schumann. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Eller. Ballade for cello and orchestra
Cherubini. Funeral March (Marche funèbre)
Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
ALBAN GERHARDT cello, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

IV: AVANT GARDE
Fri., 16.04.2021 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert) & at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Wagner. Prelude from Tristan and Isolde
Chopin. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Debussy. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune)
Beethoven. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
IVARI ILJA piano, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

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VIOLIN CONCERTO CONCERT SERIES
presented by Epiim

I: SEASON OPENING CONCERT
Fri., 11.09.2020 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert) & at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Pärt. Arbos
Lyadov. From Apocalypse
Beethoven. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 & Symphony No. 3 Eroica in E flat major, Op. 55
SERGEY KHACHATRYAN violin, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

II: SIBELIUS 165
Fri., 6.11.2020 at 6 p.m. (pre-concert) & at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Pärt. Orient & Occident
Sibelius. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Pärt. Swansong
Sibelius. Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

III: JÄRVI & LOZAKOVICH 
Fri., 8.01.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Brahms. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Liszt. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Tubin. Symphony No. 5 in B minor
DANIEL LOZAKOVICH violin, ERSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI

IV: ALEXEEV & DOGADIN
Fri.,, 19.02.2021 at 7 p.m., Estonia Concert Hall
Tüür. The Burden of Unlived Life (Le poids des vies non vécues)
Korngold. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
SERGEI DOGADIN violin, ERSO, conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV

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Series tickets will go on sale publicly on 9 July, single tickets 10 August, 2020.
Series ticket (four concerts): 74 € / 59 €*
.
Single tickets: 25 € / 18 €*.