IN FOCUS: OLLI MUSTONEN
4th concert of the GOURMET concert series
Olli Mustonen. “Vanha kirkko Petäjävedellä” (“The Old Church at Petäjävesi”)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K 537
Sergey Prokofiev. Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Soloist and conductor OLLI MUSTONEN
“Exiting, unique and extremely compelling,” were the exact words used by Toomas Velmet for Olli Mustonen after his last concert with ENSO. (Sirp, 18 March 2011).
“He gives his whole body to the performance every time… He gives his soul too. He is a living dream of pianism, having broken through an expressive barrier that other players do not know exists.” (The Sunday Times).
World renowned Finnish pianist, conductor and composer Olli Mustonen has a unique place on today’s music scene. As a pianist, he has challenged and fascinated audiences throughout Europe and America with his brilliant technique and startling originality. In his role as conductor, he founded the Helsinki Festival Orchestra and has worked with many orchestras throughout the world. At the heart of both his piano playing and conducting is his life as a composer. Mustonen has a deeply held conviction that each performance must have the freshness of a premiere, so that audience and performer alike encounter the composer as a living contemporary.
The old church near Petäjävesi in the heart of Finland is a small wooden church in the style of a log cabin stands on a peninsula between two lakes. The church was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1994.
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.
IN FOCUS: OLLI MUSTONEN is part of the GOURMET series:
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.