Olari Elts. Foto / Photo Marco Borggreve

Olari Elts. Foto / Photo Marco Borggreve

February 8, 2013 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

5th concert of the MASTERCLASS series

Erkki-Sven Tüür. Piano Concerto
Gustav Mahler. Symphony No 6 in A minor (Tragic)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS

The symphonies of Gustav Mahler are a unique barometer of a great artistic mind, reflecting every rise and fall in the individual and his artistic quest. “If one wishes to make music, one should not describe in writing or retell anything. But what one makes music from is still one and the same – a feeling, thinking, breathing, suffering human being.” (Gustav Mahler). Olari Elts, principal guest conductor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct Mahler’s Symphony No 6, subtitled Tragic.

The concert will open with the Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Piano Concerto. This is the second concert in the 2012/13 season, where ERSO’s artist in residence, Mihkel Poll, will perform piano concertos by Estonian composers. “Mihkel Poll is an interesting and original musician with superb technical skill, who is able to perform the most complex pieces with artistic supremacy and musical freedom.” (Arvo Pärt).Tickets: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.
Concert is produced by ERSO.

Mihkel Poll - ERSO's artist in residence 2012/13. Photo: Kaupo Kikkas.

Mihkel Poll – ERSO’s artist in residence 2012/13
Three Estonian piano concertos on the programme: A. Lemba. Piano Concerto No 1 in G Major, conductor Neeme Järvi (24., 26.11.2012), Tüür. Piano Concerto, conductor Olari Elts (8.02.2013), Tubin. Piano Concertino, conductor Neeme Järvi (5.04.2013).

In its 86th season, ERSO brings to its listeners six concert series: PARIS SYMPHONIES, FESTIVO, CLASSICS, MASTERCLASS, 1001 NIGHTS and MAESTRO.
The concert is part of the MASTERCLASS series:

If you buy a ticket for all the concerts mentioned, you will win 40% of the price of single tickets.
Tickets for the MASTERCLASS series are sold out.