JÄRVI & HEMSING
1st concert of the ROMANTICISM series
Polonia Overture 12′
Violin Concerto No. 1 30′
RAGNHILD HEMSING violin
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
One of the keywords and peculiarities of the Norwegian violinist Ragnhild Hemsing is combining classical and Norwegian folk music traditions: in addition to the violin, he also plays the Hardanger fiddle, a staple of traditional Norwegian folk music. Now she has added to her repertoire Eduard Tubin’s Violin Concerto No. 1, which is, despite the time it was written (1941–42), very romantic and poetic.
Hemsing debuted with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra when she was only 14 years old. By now, she has performed with many European and Scandinavian orchestras and received a lot of attention as a chamber musician. After a successful debut at the Beethovenfest Bonn in 2013, she was given the Beethoven Ring award. In addition to two albums with the pianist Tor Espen Aspaas, she has also recorded Johan Halvorsen’s Fossegrimen for Chandos with Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – it was this piece that she performed to introduce the Hardanger fiddle to the Estonian audience for the first time seven years ago.
The conductor is ENSO’s principal conductor and artistic director Neeme Järvi.
ROMANTICISM concert series
I: JÄRVI & HEMSING, October 11, 2019
Ragnhild Hemsing violin, ENSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
II: DVOŘÁK & RACHMANINOV, January 24, 2020
Winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019 (cello), ENSO, conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV
III: BRUCKNER’S EIGHTH, February 28, 2020
MIHKEL POLL piano, ENSO, conductor MIHHAIL GERTS
IV: SINAISKY & RACHMANINOV, March 26, 2020
MARCEL JOHANNES KITS cello, ENSO, conductor VASSILY SINAISKY
Tickets for the concert series (four concerts): €74/€59
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