February 11, 2004 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall
February 12, 2004 at 7 pm — Finlandia Hall (Helsinki, Finland)

On Wednesday, February 11th at 7 pm,
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
On Thursday, February 12th at 7 pm,
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

Soloist: honored artist of Russia and laureate of International Tchaikovsky Competition
Conductor: OLARI ELTS

In programme:
Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tsar’s Bride Ouverture
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1 b flat minor
Pärt – Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9 E flat major

Elts sharply outlines the polarity between chaotic forces and crystalline transcendence. Following on from this, he accompanies Cristina Ortiz through Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto with a distinguished detachment, and then to end conducts a Mahler for whom luxuriating in idylls of nature is no longer possible. Free of mist and brooding sultriness, the composer’s First Symphony develops its tremendous strength in clarity, without displays of irony or demonstrations of fragility. A triumph of music; cheers for Olari Elts and the DSO’.
Der Tagesspiegel 16 May 2003

‘And what a conductor Olari Elts proved to be. One can see perfectly well why the 31-year-old Estonian is regarded as one of Europe’s brightest rising conducting talents. He is enormously skilled: deeply focused on the music, immaculate in his direction, and precise in every gesture…… pray that he comes back here some day’.
The Adelaide Review, October 2002

Tickets in Tallinn: 150.-, 100.- (reduction – 50%)
Concert in Tallinn is produced by ERSO
Concert in Helsinki is produced by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Nice opportunity to spend your night!
After the concert on February 11th (showing that night’s concert ticket) you will be offered discounts in:
Restaurant Karl Friedrich (Raekoja plats 5; phone: (0)6 272 413) -20%,
Café Anglais (Raekoja plats 14; phone: (0)6 442 160) -15%,
Veinipööning (Viru 18 3rd floor; phone (0)6 418 631) – 15%,
Tallinna Eesti Maja Restaurant (Lauteri 1; phone: (0)6 455 252) – 15%.

Tickets in Tallinn: 150.-, 100.- (reduction - 50%)