4th concert of the MAESTRO series
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (1807)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K 503 (1786)
Olli Mustonen (1967)
Rodion Shchedrin (1932)
Concerto for orchestra No. 3 Old Russian Circus Music (1989)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Soloist and conductor OLLI MUSTONEN
Once again the audience is presented with a man like an orchestra – the Finnish pianist, conductor and composer Olli Mustonen. As a pianist, he has challenged and fascinated audiences throughout Europe and America with his brilliant technique and startling originality. In his role as conductor, he founded the Helsinki Festival Orchestra and has worked with many orchestras throughout the world. At the heart of both his piano playing and conducting is his work as a composer. Mustonen has a deeply held conviction that each performance must convey the freshness of a premiere, so that audience and performers alike view the composer as a contemporary artist.
“Olli Mustonen is a postmodern composer building a bridge over Western classical music from baroque to minimalism, from late romanticism to the new spirituality of the 21st century. Music can capture the secret of life – a current of sounds. […] His music transports the idea of direct experience, an ability that has sunk into oblivion in these technocratic times.” (Susanna Välimäki)
“Olli Mustonen is something of a musical force of nature – a conductor, composer and pianist in equal measure, imbued with boundless energy and enthusiasm.” (The Advertiser, 15 September 2015)
“Exciting, unique and extremely compelling,” were the exact words used by Toomas Velmet to describe Olli Mustonen after his last concert with ENSO. (Sirp, 18 March 2011). “He gives his whole body to the performance every time… He even gives his soul. He is a living dream pianist, having broken through an expressive barrier that other players do not know exists,” wrote the British weekly The Sunday Times.
“Mustonen’s true face as a composer is probably somewhat overshadowed by his high ambitions as a pianist and conductor; however […] as a composer he does have an idiosyncratic and Postmodern approach to music, exploring and mixing the borders of styles.” (Igor Garšnek, Sirp, 9 May 2014).
The performance also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 503 and Rodion Shchedrin’s 3rd Concerto for Orchestra titled Old Russian Circus Music, written for the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
* At 1 pm short lunchtime concert (1 hr). In programme: Coriolan Overture by Beethoven, 2nd & 3rd movement from Piano Concerto No. 25 and Concerto for orchestra No. 3 Old Russian Circus Music by Shchedrin.
Tickets: 16 € / 10 €
Series tickets 52,80 € / 38,40 €*
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* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.
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