ERSO IN WARSAW. Eufonie International Festival of Central and Eastern Europe

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra & Olari Elts. © Krõõt Tarkmeel.

November 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm — National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw

Arvo Pärt
“Swansong”     ~6’

Erkki-Sven Tüür
“Incantation of Tempest” (“Tormiloits”)    ~4’

Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto     ~35’
Symphony No. 5     ~35’

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS

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The International Central and Eastern European Music Festival Eufonie in Poland unites countries and peoples from the Balkans through Romania, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Belarus to the Baltic States, occasionally including the Scandinavian countries. Different eras and styles are represented at the festival, which synthesises Eastern and Western cultural energy. At the heart of the 2021 festival is romanticism, when the national movement gained popularity and national schools emerged. The Eufonie Festival first took place in 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Polish independence.

Among Estonian musicians, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste and Collegium Musicale, and conductor Endrik Üksvärav have previously performed at the festival. This year, in addition to ERSO and Olari Elts, Anu Tali will also perform – she will conduct the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice on 20 November.

The progamme by ERSO and Olari Elts in Warsaw will combine the music of Pärt, Tüür, and Sibelius. The soloist of the concert is Veriko Chumburidze, a Georgian violinist and winner of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2016.