SEASON OPENER. Mahler and Tüür

German Hornsound. © Artur Luczak

September 16, 2022 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall
September 16, 2022 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (pre-concert event)

Edgard Varèse 

Tuning Up 

Gustav Mahler 

Symphony No. 1 

Erkki-Sven Tüür 

Symphony No. 10 Æris 

GERMAN HORNSOUND horn quartet, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS 


The season of ERSO will kick off with principal conductor Olari Elts. They will perform Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler and Symphony No. 10 Æris by Erkki-Sven Tüür for four horns and orchestra, commissioned by the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and ERSO. The joint order was supported by the Foundation Kultuuripartnerluse Sihtasutus. The idea for the work came from the German Hornsound horn quartet, who will take the stage as the soloist. The quartet also premiered the work in May 2022 with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and Olari Elts. 

According to composer Erkki-Sven Tüür, the copper group plays a key role in the work, ‘The horn quartet can be seen here as messengers, as speakers of parables, as predictors of the irreversible changes that lie ahead. Will listeners understand them? How will they react? What will the communication be like? Where did they come from? What did they want to tell us? Each listener will be able to try to find answers to these questions using their social skills and imagination.’ 

Concert organiser ERSO