Concerts

FAUST-SYMPHONY

March 28, 2014 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the GOURMET concert series

Wagner. Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”
Tüür. Clarinet Concerto “Peregrinus ecstaticus” (Estonian premiere)
Liszt. “Eine Faust-Symphonie”

CHRISTOFFER SUNDQVIST (clarinet)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor HANNU LINTU


Hannu Lintu assumed the position of principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra from the 2013/14 season. In addition to Finnish orchestras, he has appeared as a guest conductor with many orchestras in Europe, South and North America and Australia. Hannu Lintu’s debut in front of ENSO took place in 2007.

Christoffer Sundqvist. Foto Heikki Tuuli.Christoffer Sundqvist, principal clarinet for the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, has won many international competitions and been an inspiration for several Finnish composers. Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Clarinet Concerto was commissioned by the Finnish Radio and will be premiered with Christoffer Sundqvist as soloist on 4 September 2013 at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki. This concert will also mark Hannu Lintu’s debut as principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

“Christoffer Sundqvist has risen on the top-league of Finnish instrumentalists. Smooth musicianship, rhythmic elasticity, the sound spectrum that reaches the extreme and sure sense of style have always fascinated, whether it be orchestral solos, chamber music or solo performances.” Helsingin Sanomat 3.9.2011

“The title of the concerto – “Ecstatic Pilgrim” – guides our interpretation of the character of the soloist. Let’s imagine the pilgrim’s voyage in search of his goal, full of obstructions and danger, his spirit and drive alternating with exhaustion and weariness; overcoming physically discernable difficulties as well as spiritual battles…”  (Erkki-Sven Tüür)

The second half of the concert will present Ferenc Liszt’s “Faust Symphony” based on tragedy by Goethe.

Tickets: 20 € / 15 €.
Concert is organised by ENSO.


In season 2013/2014 ENSO (ERSO) brings to its listeners five concert series: ENSO in Estonia Concert Hall, FESTIVO, MAESTRO, 1001 NIGHTS and GOURMET.

FAUST-SYMPHONY is part of the GOURMET series:

• 24.01.2014 OPERA GALA
• 21.02.2014 MOSTLY MOZART
• 28.03.2014 FAUST-SYMPHONY
• 2.05.2014 IN FOCUS: OLLI MUSTONEN

GOURMET series tickets (48 € / 36 €) are on sale until 24.01.2014.

THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.