JÄRVI & ELLINGTON
4th concert of the MAESTRO series
Duke Ellington (1899–1974). “Solitude” (1934), Suite from “The River” (1970), “Harlem” (1950)
William Grant Still (1895–1978). Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” (1930)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
It is the customary that the programmes prepared by the principal conductor of ENSO include something new, exciting and perhaps also unexpected for our audiences. This time maestro Neeme Järvi and the orchestra will travel in the world of blues and jazz.
US jazz legend Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington) – an extraordinary pianist, composer and band leader – is undeniably a pivotal figure in the history of American music. The programme will feature his works arranged for symphony orchestra, including the famous “Solitude”.
William Grant Still was one of the first African American composers, who went on to conduct the best American symphony orchestras, and whose symphony (No. 1 “Afro-American”) has been included in the programmes of leading American orchestras and whose opera was staged at a renowned opera theatre (New York City Opera). His Symphony No. 1, which combines the traditional symphony with blues-like rhythms and harmonies, is a fine example that integrates Afro-American culture into classical music.
All these works were recorded by Neeme Järvi and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra more than 20 years ago for the British label “Chandos”.
Tickets in Tallinn at 7 pm: 22 € / 16 €*
Tickets in Tallinn at 1 pm (duration of the concert 1 hour): 8 €
Tickets in Tartu: 20 € / 15 €*
Presenting at Estonia Concert Hall box office the Solaris Club card you will get 5% discount on single ticket.
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Series tickets 52,80 € / 38,40 €* on sale until 5.09.2014.
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.
* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.
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