LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
4th concert of the HARMONY series
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1806)
Pēteris Vasks (1946)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 (1924–25)
EVA BINDERE (violin)
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ANDRIS POGA
From 10 March until 9 April, guest performances by the national orchestras of the Baltic countries will be delighting concert-goers in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Held for the first time, this monumental undertaking combines nine concerts in the capitals of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and is called the Baltic Symphony Festival. READ MORE
Many parallels can be drawn between the histories of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and ENSO: both were founded in 1926, both were originally started as chamber ensembles working at newly-founded radio stations and during their journeys to becoming full-size orchestras, both bore the title of radio orchestra for a long time. The premier Latvian orchestra was re-named the national orchestra in 1990 and the historic Great Guild Hall is considered their home. Historically, Latvians have had a close connection with Estonian conductors: in 1990–1994 Paul Mägi worked as the principal conductor and artistic director of the Latvian National Orchestra, and in 2001–2006 the same position belonged to Olari Elts.
In Tallinn, the Latvian National Orchestra will be led by the principal conductor Andris Poga, for whom it is his third season in the aforementioned position. He has been awarded Latvia’s Great Music Award, he also won first prize at the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Montpellier and has worked with many acclaimed orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, the French National Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.
“A few bars were enough: we knew we were dealing with an exceptional conductor. /…/ Andris Poga has a complete mastery of large scale effects, he knows how to produce finely chiselled detail and uses a broad dynamic spectrum.” (Didier van Moere – Concertonet)
The opening piece of the concert will be “Lauda” by Pēteris Vasks, the most well-known Latvian composer who will be celebrating his 70th birthday exactly one week from the concert.
The magnificent soloist Eva Bindere will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. She has worked with all Latvian orchestras and is an acclaimed leader among many foreign orchestras. For 15 years she was the first violin at the Baltic chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica – together they have performed all over the world, often with Bindere as a soloist. They have also recorded a CD titled “After Mozart”, which won the orchestra a Grammy in 2002 in the category of the best small ensemble. For more than ten years Bindere has been the first violinist of the acclaimed string quartet Euphonia.
Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
Concert is organized by ENSO
13.09.2015 JONAH’S MISSION. Conductor ARVO VOLMER
13.11.2015 BEETHOVEN & RANDALU. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
5.02.2016 PLANETS. Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV
9.04.2016 LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Conductor ANDRIS POGA
Series tickets 52,80 € / 38,40 €*
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HARMONY series tickets can be purchased until 13.09.2015 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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