February 11, 2005 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

On Friday, February 11, 2005 at 7 p.m.
in Estonia Concert Hall

Pianist FINGHIN COLLINS from Ireland
Conductor OLARI ELTS

In programme:
Mozart – Ballet Music from “Idomeneo”
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G
Liszt / Adams – “The Black Gondola” (Estonian premiere)
Schumann – Symphony No. 1 in B flat (“Spring”)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The Irish pianist Finghin Collins is the most successful young Irish musician at the international music scene. Since he took the first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland in 1999, he frequently performs with well-known orchestras at major concert halls in Europe and the USA. Last spring he had successful recitals in Tallinn. “Finghin Collins makes the piano sound like a good wine – a delicate and crisp body, and aromatic zesty accents now-and-then. Collins’ style involves sound, sound and sound …” (Evi Arujärv, the Estonian daily newspaper Postimees). This time Collins will play Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, light music that combines the composer’s personal touch and jazzy expression.

The Estonian conductor Olari Elts is a versatile conductor, well-known in Estonia and Europe. He has conducted the London Sinfonietta, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, the SWR-Orchester Stuttgart and many others. He is the chief conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and the founder and artistic director of NYYD Ensemble.
Two weeks after the concert in Tallinn Olari Elts will have a début performance in the USA where he will conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets: 150.-, 100.- (60.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO

Tickets: 150.-, 100.- (60.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO