SEASON OPENING CONCERT
1st concert of the MAESTRO series
Romance in C major and Scene with Cranes from Death (Kuolema)
Franz Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major
Symphony No. 4 in A minor
THEODOR SINK cello
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
For the opening concert of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s 92nd season, Neeme Järvi, ENSO’s principal conductor, and Theodor Sink, the orchestra’s principal cello, meet in front of the orchestra. Theodor Sink has quickly taken the spotlight in the Estonian music scene as a versatile and charismatic musician. In 2017, he received the Annual Music Award of the Cultural Endowment for his spectacular season as a soloist and orchestra member.
As the ENSO and Neeme Järvi take the stage at the annual Sibelius Festival in Lahti only two days later, the majority of the festival repertoire is also performed for the home audience. Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony, which was last performed by the ENSO 25 years ago, is considered one of the pillars of the composer’s work.
Pre-concert event at 6 p.m.
Villu Vihermäe & Tõnu Jõesaar play the 3rd movement from Suite for two bass viols by John Jenkins. ENSO’s Board Member Kristjan Hallik introduces the coming season and the Sibelius Festival, where the ENSO and Neeme Järvi will travel two days after the season opening concert.