Estonian Music Days

March 25, 2011 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Kõrver – “Symphonism 12”
Lill – “Hara Hoto varemed” for zither, percussion and orchestra (premiere)
Tulev – “Hõljub, laskub…” for electric guitar and orchestra (premiere)
Tüür – Bassoon Concerto (Estonian premiere)
Tamberg – “Prologue” Op. 120

Tõnis Leemets (electric guitar)
Kristi Mühling (zither)
Vambola Krigul (percussion)
Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon)
Kädy Plaas (mezzo-soprano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Mihhail Gerts

For more than 30 years, Estonian Music Days (EMD) has been the most significant festival representing the works of local composers. EMD balances the domestic and the foreign, intimacy and grandeur, and the programmes of the festival include increasingly more crossovers between genres and styles. Therefore, the audience of EMD includes listeners with rather different tastes but with a sensitive ear and mind. As ERSO has been the main performer of Estonian symphonic music for decades, it will give premieres of several works at this festival as well.

The world premiere of Tüür’s Bassoon Concerto with Martin Kuuskmann as a soloist took place in 2003 when Norrland Opera Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Kristjan Järvi. “…an excellent performance of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s bassoon concerto… Kuuskmann’s playing was true heaven.” (Västerbottens Folkblad).

Concert is produced by ERSO and Estonian Composers’ Union
Tickets: 11.50 € (180 EEK), 7.67 € (120 EEK) / 4.47 € (70 EEK)