Concerts

END OF THE SEASON CONCERT

May 14, 2010 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Fri, May 14, 2010 at 7 pm – Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major
Rachmaninov – choral symphony Колокола (The Bells)

DAVID GRIMAL (violin, France)
IRINA DUBROVSKAYA (soprano)
YEVGENY AKIMOV (tenor)
ATLAN KARP (bariton)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Latvian Radio Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV

Under its principal conductor Nikolai Alexeev, ERSO has become “a really great orchestra with an expressive diapason, technically able to perform everything and, what is most important, a team bursting with creative selfconfidence,” Rein Veidemann wrote in the Postimees newspaper after the opening concert of the current season. For the first time, Nikolai Alexeev conducted ERSO in January 1983, which makes the total length of their cooperation 27 years.

The finale of his nine-year term as principal conductor will be a grandiose Russian music gala. Sergei Rachmaninov’s choral symphony Колокола (The Bells) is one of the top achievements in its genre in the world history of music. The piece that depicts the path of human life through different sounds of bells is based on the same-named poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

The soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of the most highly acclaimed violin soloists of today – David Grimal from France. The performer who has gained recognition in the whole world has visited Estonia twice. He has given a chamber concert with the pianist Peep Lassmann and performed as a soloist with the ensemble Les Dissonances founded by himself. Grimal has been awarded, e.g., the European Culture Prize (1996), and he has
been made a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters (2008).

Tickets: 300.-, 200.-
The concert is produced by ERSO


David Grimal


Nikolai Alexeev

Tickets: 300.-, 200.-
The concert is produced by ERSO