Neeme Järvi (© Frederick Stucker).

November 3, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

1st concert of the HARMONY series

Heino Eller
Symphonic Poem Dawn (Koit)

Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52


Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (© Kaupo Kikkas).

Exuding an air of Nordic crispness, this concert programme starts and ends with famous works by the Estonian and Finnish classics: Dawn by Heino Eller, which has become one of the signature pieces of Estonian classical music, and Symphony No. 3 by Jean Sibelius. The soloists in Brahms’ double concerto are Anna-Liis Bezrodny, the best known Estonian violinist from a family of musicians, and Jan-Erik Gustafsson, one of the most outstanding Finnish cellists. The two musicians can often be seen performing together on concert stages around the world.

Bezrodny has performed solo recitals and with orchestras in numerous prestigious concert halls, including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. She also teaches at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Jan-Erik Gustafsson.

Gustafsson’s international career took off when he was awarded the Young Musician of the Year title by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the Eurovision Classical Music Competition in Copenhagen (1986). He has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the United States, Europe and the Far East and taken part in chamber music festivals. He is also the artistic director of the Sibelius Festival in Loviisa, Finland.

The concert will be conducted by Neeme Järvi, the principal conductor and artistic director of ENSO.

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

Concert is produced by ENSO

Presented by E-piim

Concerts in the “Harmony” series are conducted by the principal conductor and artistic director at ENSO, Neeme Järvi and his younger son Kristjan Järvi, who is known for his dashing and innovative ideas. Kristjan Järvi is the principal conductor of the Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra as well as the founding member and conductor of the Absolute Ensemble and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

The soloists in Brahms’ Double Concerto are Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, the best known Estonian violin soloist, and Jan-Erik Gustafsson, one of the most outstanding cello soloists in Finland. The two musicians can often be seen performing together on stages all over the world. The concert “The Brilliant Flute” is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Samuel Saulus, the most distinguished and influential Estonian wind instrument player of all times. Soloists at Mozart’s Flute Concerto and Flute and Harp Concerto are Clara Andrada de la Calle, the solo flutist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and solo harpist with ENSO, Assia Cunego. Carried by the idea of artistic synthesis, the concert “Ring” in the programme of ENSO’s end of season festival “Practical Spirituality” combines the grandiose work of two German composers, Richard Wagner and Sven Helbig.

Friday 3 November 2017 – DOUBLE CONCERTO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Friday 4 May 2018 – BRILLIANT FLUTE: SAMUEL SAULUS 85, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Thursday 24 May 2018 – RING, Festival “Practical Spirituality”, conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI

Series tickets for the “Harmony” concert series: 42€ / 30€ (available until 1.11.2017)