March 4, 2004 at 7 pm — Pärnu Concert Hall
March 5, 2004 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Thursday, March 4th, at 7 pm
Pärnu Concert Hall
Friday, March 5th, at 7 pm
Estonia Concert Hall

Soloist: RALF GOTHONI (piano, Finland)
Conductor: OLARI ELTS

In programme:
Beethoven – Fidelio Ouverture
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No 3 c minor
Sibelius – “Lemminkäinen’s return” (4th movement from Lemminkäinen Suite)
Sibelius – Symphony No 2 D 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 Pärnu: 80.-, 40.-
Tickets in Tallinn: 150.-, 100.- (reduction -50%)
Concerts are produced by ERSO

Nice opportunity to spend your night!
After the concert on March 5th (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 Pärnu: 80.-, 40.-
Tickets in Tallinn: 150.-, 100.- (reduction -50%)