September 10, 2009 at 7 pm — Pärnu Concert Hall
September 11, 2009 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
September 12, 2009 at 5 pm — Jõhvi Concert Hall

10. September 19:00 – Pärnu Concert Hall
11. September 19:00 – Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
12. September 17:00 – Jõhvi Concert Hall

Shostakovich – Symphony No 13 in B flat minor "Babiy Yar"
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor

Roman Polisadov (bass, Latvia)
Peeter Laul (piano, Russia)
Estonian National Male Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Nikolai Alexeev

At the opening concert of the season, Nikolai Alexeev, starting his last season as the principal conductor of ERSO, will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No 13, which is also known by the name of Babiy Yar – after Yevgeni Yevtushenko’s internationally sensational anti-antisemitist poem that serves as the basis for the first part of the symphony. “All my symphonies are tombstones. This stone has been erected in memory of Nazi genocide victims,” the composer said about his symphony written in 1962 for the bass, male choir and orchestra.
The soloist in Schumann’s Piano Concerto will be Peeter Laul, a pianist with Estonian roots from Nikolai Alexeev’s hometown, St. Petersburg. Peeter Laul wanted to become a pianist as early as at the age of two and his promising career has taken him from the status of a child prodigy to victories at international competitions, appearances in a number of places in Europe and a lecturer’s post at St. Petersburg Conservatoire.

Tickets in Pärnu and Jõhvi: 160.- (120.-) 
Tickets in Tallinn: 180.-, 120.- (70.-) 
The concerts are produced by ERSO, Eesti Kontsert

Roman Polisadov

Peeter Laul

Tickets in Pärnu and Jõhvi 160.- (120.-)
Tickets in Tallinn: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
Concerts are produced by ERSO and Eesti Kontsert