5th concert of the PARIS SYMPHONIES series
3rd concert of the MASTERCLASS series
Sergei Prokofiev. Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63
Franz Schubert. Symphony No 5 in B flat major
SERGEI GIRSHENKO (violin)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor JONAS ALBER
We would like to forward this message from Neeme Järvi to the concert going public.
Greetings to you all! For certain compelling reasons I will need to take a short break and unfortunately will not be able to conduct the ERSO concerts “Queen” and “March 8” advertised for 6 and 8 March. I entrust my orchestra to the marvellous German conductor Jonas Alber, who currently collaborates with many world-class orchestras and opera theatres. In addition, the concert on 5 April “Estonian Heritage” will be conducted by Arvo Volmer, onetime long serving chief conductor of ERSO and the Estonia National Opera, and current chief conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
I will be with you once again for the “Great Symphony” on 11 and 12 April. Until then I will be listening to the concerts with you on Klassikaraadio.
Yours, Neeme Järvi
Beautiful classics will fill the Estonia Concert Hall this International Women’s Day. The penultimate Paris Symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn will be performed as well Franz Schubert’s elegant Symphony No 5, paying homage to the work of Mozart. Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 2 was composed just before the composer returned to his homeland after long years spent living in Europe and America. “The air of foreign lands does not inspire me because I am Russian and there is nothing more harmful to a man than to live in exile, to be in a spiritual climate incompatible with his roots.”
The violin virtuoso, National Artist of Russia, Sergey Girshenko, who studied at the Moscow Conservatoire under David Oistrakh and Dmitry Tsyganov, has played solo with famous orchestras the world over, as well as performing with renowned musicians such as pianist Svyatoslav Richter, violist Yuri Bashmet and violinist Oleg Kagan. Girshenko has been leader for the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and is currently leader for the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Moscow Conservatoire. Estonian audiences know Girshenko as soloist and leader for the Nordic Symphony Orchestra.
Jonas Alber has been called an unparalleled magician of sound, and has been praised for a maturity that seems unimaginable for such a young conductor. When he was appointed General Music Director of the Staatstheater Braunschweig in 1998, he became the youngest conductor in Germany to hold such a post. Today he is much in demand as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras and opera companies in every part of the globe.
Tickets: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.
Concert is produced by ERSO.
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 two concert series.
PARIS SYMPHONIES series:
PARIS SYMPHONIES and MASTERCLASS series are sold out. Single tickets are still available.