BRIDGES OF ST. PETERSBURG
1st concert of the ROMANTICISM series
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Scythian Suite, Op. 20 (1915)
Anton Rubinstein (1829–1894)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70 (1864/1872)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13 (1895)
AGE JUURIKAS (piano)
Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
The common denominator in the opening concert of our series on Romanticism is St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, with which all the composers in this concert have had a connection. Maestro Neeme Järvi and many other Estonian conductors, instrumentalists and composers are the proud owners of a diploma from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, founded by Anton Rubinstein. As for ENSO, the orchestra has given numerous concerts at the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
The truly suggestive performance style of concert pianist Age Juurikas combines the best traditions of Russian and European piano schools. “I’ve been captivated by Russian music, literature and art since childhood; I still am. It is franticly pristine and earthy, not snobbishly refined.” (Muusika, 11/2014). Having studied in Tallinn, Helsinki, Karlsruhe and Moscow, Juurikas has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. In spring 2003, she was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize for Young Musicians, and last year the annual prize of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for her active and individual appearances as soloist and ensemble performer. Age Juurikas: “Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is the most famous of his concertos. It’s a slightly forgotten, but grandiose and brilliant romantic piece that was also performed in its time by such masters as Sergei Rachmaninov and Ignacy Jan Paderewsky. Anton Rubinstein was a cosmopolite and his activities in Russian music life were indispensable. The establishment of the St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatoires (1862 and 1866 respectively) by the brothers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein were historically important events. Performing Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 under the baton of Neeme Järvi has a symbolic value for me, since thanks to the Neeme Järvi Prize, I was able to study at the Moscow Conservatoire.”
Tickets at 7 pm: 22 € / 16 €
* At 1 pm short lunchtime concert (1 hr). Tickets: 16 € / 10 €
Concerts are organized by ENSO in cooperation with the Assotiation of Estonian Professional Musicians & EAMT
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13.05.2016 FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON. Conductor KRISTIINA POSKA
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