Concerts

ERSO TV: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

Olari Elts (Photo: Marco Borggreve).

March 26, 2021 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the RADICAL GURU #BEETHOVEN series

Heino Eller
Ballade for cello and orchestra     ~9’

Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129     ~25’

Heino Eller 
Prelude in G minor for cello and orchestra     ~5’ 

Luigi Cherubini
Funeral March (Marche funèbre)     ~5’

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67     ~35’

ALBAN GERHARDT cello
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS


In the last week of March, ERSO, conducted by Olari Elts, the chief conductor and artistic director of the orchestra, will perform Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the jubilarian of this season. Elts, who has focused on performing and recording Heino Eller’s symphonic music in recent years, has invited Alban Gerhardt from Germany, one of the best cellists in the world, to Estonia. Gerhardt, who is considered one of the best soloists in the world, regularly performs with the best orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. His international career began in 1991 with his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Semyon Bychkov. In addition to the cello classics, his repertoire also includes many new works, such as the recent premiere of the Cello Concerto by British composer Julian Anderson and the premiere of the Cello Concerto by Australian composer Brett Dean with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, and many other top orchestras in the world.


As the government decided in March to cancel all indoor public events, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) will perform in an empty hall this month: all Friday night concerts will take place and the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the concert experience on ERSO TV and Klassikaraadio.

All tickets for performances in March can be exchanged for an ERSO TV access code, which is valid for two months, or an ERSO gift card, which is valid for 12 months and can be used to purchase a ticket for future concerts. Naturally, the tickets are also refundable. 

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The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program.


RADICAL GURU #BEETHOVEN CONCERT SERIES
presented by Liviko

I: BEETHOVEN & REICHA, 11.12.2020
ERSO chamber ensembles

II: LEONORE, 17.12.2020
FLURINA STUCKI soprano, JUHAN TRALLA tenor, Estonian National Male Choir, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

III: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH, 26.03.2021
ALBAN GERHARDT cello, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

IV: AVANT GARDE, 16.04.2021
KREETE PERANDI french horn, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS

Series ticket (four concerts): 74 € / 59 €*.