March 1, 2019 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

4th concert of the HARMONY series

Olivier Messiaen
The forgotten offerings (Les Offrandes oubliées)

Toivo Tulev
Black Mirror

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 7 in E major

TRIO HOCA NASREDDIN: Robert Reigle saxophone, Nikolai Galen vocal, Serkan Şener kaval
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

In spring 2016, Toivo Tulev won the new compositions ‘Au-tasu’ award presented by the Estonian Composers Union and LHV for his premiere of Black Mirror at the International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt. ‘Black Mirror by Toivo Tulev is an outstanding creative achievement, where fine refinement is combined with raw force,’ said the jury unanimously.

The trio Hoca Nasreddin performed at the premiere, as well, and Michael Wendeberg was the conductor. ‘It was a very strong experience for me – a sound language very much of his own, a dark stream of music transforming a darkness after the end of light, after the catastrophes of the 20th century, into a darkness before the beginning of light…’

Hoca Nasreddin Trio was formed in 2008, whose members improvise with timbre and structure, thereby creating complex and colourful sounds. The orchestra is conducted by Michael Wendeberg, who was the music director of Ensemble Contrechamps, focusing on contemporary music and residing in Genova, 2011–2018, now he is the first guest conductor. He is also the principal conductor of the Halle Opera House.

Tickets: €23 / €16     BUY TICKET
The concert is produced by ENSO