Neeme Järvi ((© Simon van Boxtel).

June 7, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Villem Kapp. Choral Poem “Northern Coast”
Johann Sebastian Bach. 
Choral “Nun danket alle Gott”, BWV 252
Johannes Brahms. 
“Academic Festival Overture” (“Akademische Festouvertüre”), Op. 80
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Lensky’s Aria from “Eugen Onegin” (arr. Guy Braunstein and Yoel Gamzou)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482
Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 5 in B minor

Estonian National Male Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Soloists MAARIKA JÄRVI (flute), KALLE RANDALU (piano)

“High-level culture and art is something that Estonia can offer to the world.” (Neeme Järvi).

Neeme Järvi’s cooperation with ENSO began in 1956; in 1960 he became a regular conductor and in 1963 the principal conductor of the Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra (now Estonian Na­tional Symphony Orchestra). Neeme Järvi’s arri-val brought about a considerable improvement and stabilization in the quality of the orchestra’s per­formance. The repertoire of the orchestra broad­ened and music was more frequently recorded for Estonian Radio and the Melodiya Record Company. The second half of the 1970s marks the beginning of annual concerts in the Grand Hall of Leningrad Philharmonia and performances and recordings in Moscow. With Neeme Järvi, the orchestra also went on its first foreign tours – in 1972 to Romania and Bulgaria, and in 1976 to Kuwait.

It was at Neeme Järvi’s initiative that the or­chestra was re-named the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ENSO) in 1975.

Neeme Järvi’s reunion with ENSO after his emi­gration to the US in early 1980 happened in 1993; two years later he took the orchestra with Tobias’ oratorio “Jonah’s Mission” to Gothenburg, Stock­holm, Malmö and Helsinki. Since the 2010/2011 season he has again been the artistic director of ENSO. With ENSO, he travelled to St. Petersburg in 2012, on a long tour in the US in 2013, to Riga and Vilnius in 2016.

Neeme, Paavo, Kristjan and Maarika Järvi. Photo by Tiit Veermäe.

The concert will celebrate Neeme Järvi’s 80th birthday. Congratulations, Maestro Neeme Järvi!

Neeme Järvi’s son – also conductor – Kristjan, as well as his flutist daughter Maarika and pianist Kalle Randalu will also appear with the orchestra.

“It’s not just charisma. It’s the Järvi’s ability to make people in the audience feel that the mu­sic is being made just for them.” (“Neeme Järvi. Kunstniku elu / The Maestro’s Touch”, SE&JS Publishers, 2007)

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
Contributor ticket: 50 €

Concert is produced by ENSO

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