Latvian National Symphony Orchestra & Kristiina Poska. Baltic Symphony Festival
ROMANTICISM series is presented by Reval Café
Violin Concerto in D minor ~37’
Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” ~46’
GEORG SARKISJAN violin
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor KRISTIINA POSKA
During the ERSO concert season, the representative orchestra of our southern neighbours with their brand new Principal Guest Conductor Kristiina Poska will be taking the Estonia Concert Hall stage as a guest. Poska will start her third season as the Chief Conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra this autumn. The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the history of which has been quite similar to that of ERSO, has always been tightly connected to Estonian conductors: in the period from 1990 to 1994, Paul Mägi was their Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, in the period from 2001 to 2006, however, this post was held by Olari Elts, the current Chief Conductor of ERSO. The Latvian representative orchestra has been referred to as the National Orchestra since 1990 and their primary performance venue is in the historic building of the Great Guild Hall in Riga.
They will be serving the audience in Tallinn Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ and Khachaturyan’s Violin Concerto with the incredible Principal Violin of the orchestra, Georg Sarkisjan, who has won numerous international competitions and is mainly dividing his time between German and Latvian orchestras, performing as the soloist.
Concert is produced by ERSO in cooperation with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.