Concerts

BEETHOVEN

February 14, 2014 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of FESTIVO series

Beethoven. “Coriolan” Overture, Op 62
Adams. “Absolute Jest” for string quartet and orchestra
Dean. “Testament”
Beethoven. Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 21

YXUS String Quartet:
Harry Traksmann
(I violin)
Juta Õunapuu-Mocanita (II violin)
Torsten Tiebout (viola)
Leho Karin (cello)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS 


Concert programmes by principal guest conductor for ENSO and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Olari Elts, have always been stylish and exiting. The international press has called Elts enchantingly skilful, modest in body language, but an expressive conductor (Birmingham Post, 30/01/2011) whose “conducting style exudes intelligence and deep musicality” (Helsingin Sanomat, 23/01/2012).

This concert is a bow to Beethoven, and from among his work the overture “Coriolan” and Symphony No. 1 will be performed. In addition, the humorous “Absolute Jest” by renowned contemporary American composer, John Adams, based on fragments from scherzos from Beethoven’s later string quartets, and “Testament” by the Australian composer, viola player and conductor, Brett Dean, which also includes quotations from Beethoven’s music and is inspired by his famous “Heiligenstadt Testament”.

YXUSThe concertante role in Adams’ “Absolute Jest” will be taken by the string quartet. The piece was written for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s 100th season and premiered in spring 2013. So far, it has already been presented in many American venues and under the baton of the composer himself in London. Brett Dean’s piece was written in 2002, exactly 200 years after Beethoven’s “Heiligenstadt Testament”.

Tickets: 20 € / 15 €.
Concert is organised by ENSO.


In season 2013/2014 ENSO (ERSO) brings to its listeners five concert series: ENSO in Estonia Concert Hall, FESTIVO, MAESTRO, 1001 NIGHTS and GOURMET.

BEETHOVEN is part of the FESTIVO series:

• 27.09.2013 TALLINN -> ATLANTA
• 17.01.2014 AWEKENING
• 14.02.2014 BEETHOVEN
• 11.04.2014 ESTONIAN HERITAGE
• 8.05.2014 FROM ITALY. FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON I

FESTIVO series tickets (60 € / 45 €) on sale until 27.09.2013.

THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.