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December 18, 2015 at 1 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (lunchtime concert*)
December 18, 2015 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the ROMANTICISM series

Tan Dun (1957)
Death and Fire: Dialogue with Paul Klee (1992)

Kaija Saariaho (1952)
D’om le vrai sens for clarinet and orchestra

Modest Mussorgski (1831–1881)
Tableaux d’une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition; orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)
with animation by Tezuka Osamu

KARI KRIIKKU (clarinet)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS
Video installations ALYONA MOVKO


Under the baton of ENSO’s principal guest conductor, Olari Elts, audiences will have an opportunity to hear a concert uniting different cultures using theatrical effects and animation.

Kari Kriikku. Foto: Marco Borggreve.

Kari Kriikku. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

Many of the works by Paris based Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho have been commissioned by such renowned music collectives as the New York Philharmonic, Opéra National de Paris and the Emerson String Quartet. In 2010, the Clarinet Concerto D’om le vrai sens, written for Kari Kriikku, was commissioned by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The concerto was inspired by a series of six medieval tapestries titled The Lady and the Unicorn, which, according to the composer, in addition to the five senses (sound, sight, smell, taste and touch) also reflects “a sixth sense, whatever that could be, the emotion, love…”.  Thanks to Kari Kriikku’s masterful interpretation, the piece has been very well received by audiences in Europe and the US.

“Great piece /…/, it was wonderful to listen to Kari Kriikku, the most remarkable clarinettist of our times. Thirty-five minutes of sensuous pleasure, pure excitement…” (Leipziger Allmanach, 23.01.2012)


 

"Pictures at an Exhibition" by Tezuka Osamu.

“Pictures at an Exhibition” by Tezuka Osamu.

"Pictures at an Exhibition" by Tezuka Osamu.

“Pictures at an Exhibition” by Tezuka Osamu.

The cycle of ten pieces for piano Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky was inspired by the drawings of Viktor Hartmann. Of the many arrangements, Elts has chosen the abundant and brilliant orchestration by Maurice Ravel. What makes this performance extraordinary is the  satirical animated film by Tezuka Osamu that gives a completely new visual to each musical picture. Among others, the film will feature such colourful characters as a corrupted journalist, a bug lost in the built city surroundings, a powerful entrepreneur, a big-headed TV star and a flawed human Zen-priest.

Known as Japan’s Walt Disney, film producer Tezuka Osamu (1928–1989) was an author of Japanese comic books (or manga) and animated films. In addition to numerous Japanese prizes his Pictures at an Exhibition was awarded Best Animated Film at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in 1967.

Tickets at 7 pm: 22 € / 16 €
* At 1 pm short lunchtime concert (1 hr). Tickets: 16 € / 10 €

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Concerts are organized by ENSO


 

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30.10.2015 BRIDGES OF ST. PETERSBURG. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
20.11.2015 THE TWO PIGEONS. ENSO’s chamber ensembles
18.12.2015 GET THE PICTURE! Conductor OLARI ELTS
13.05.2016 FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON. Conductor KRISTIINA POSKA

Series  tickets 49,20 € /  34,80 €*
THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
ROMANTICISM
series tickets can be purchased until 30.10.2015 through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.

* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.


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