ELTS & SIBELIUS. Tallinn Music High School 60
HARMONY series is presented by Epiim
Tone poem “En Saga” ~20’
(performed together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Tallinn Music High School)
Trumpet Concerto (premiere)
Symphony No. 5 ~35’
INDREK VAU trumpet
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS
In the opening concert of the series, ERSO and Olari Elts, Chief Conductor of the orchestra, will be bringing to the stage of the Estonia Concert Hall the hallmark works by Sibelius, as well as new pieces which are, however, also deeply rooted in traditions. ‘Composers are writing new layers of the story of music – even if their pieces are very directly connected to what has already been created,’ says Lotta Wennäkoski, a highly-regarded contemporary Finnish composer, referring to the title of the piece ‘Verdigris’ which has been influenced by Sibelius’ ‘En Saga’. The young musicians from the Tallinn Music High School, which will be celebrating its 60th birthday this autumn, will also soon be writing new layers for the story of Estonian music.
According to Olari Elts, the symphonic thinking of Sibelius is extremely organic. ‘The seed-growing-into-a-tree metaphor often used in theme development is not as appropriate for any other composer of the Sibelius era. Symphony No. 5 is one of the best examples of this way of thinking,’ comments Elts, for whom the music of Sibelius has a very special meaning. He will perform the wonderful Symphony No. 5 with ERSO for the fourth time.
Tõnu Kõrvits’ Trumpet Concerto will be premièred by ERSO’s Principal Trumpet Indrek Vau as the soloist. ‘I love the sound, expressiveness, and sensitive and changeable tone of this instrument,’ says the composer, listing that Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and many others can be found on his many different playlists.
Concert is produced by ERSO.