Concerts

NUTCRACKER

December 19, 2013 at 7 pm — Vanemuine Concert Hall
December 20, 2013 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

1st concert of 1001 NIGHTS series

Tchaikovsky. “Nutcracker Suite”, Op. 71a
Stenhammar. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1
R. Strauss. Suite from “Schlagobers” (“Whipped Cream”)

PER TENGSTRAND (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor MIKKO FRANCK


Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” belongs to many annual Christmas programmes, but the ballet by Richard Strauss “Whipped Cream” is relatively seldom heard. Nevertheless, it is possible to find several similarities in both the story line and the music of the pieces. Both ballets have had orchestral suites arranged later, and so we can hear in Tchaikovsky’s rendition how the Flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy dance alongside Strauss’ interpretation of the dance of the Little Pralines and Coffee, of course, followed by the waltz of the Whipped Cream as anticipated.

Per Tengstrand

Per Tengstrand

The Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand, who performed with ENSO for the first time in Tallinn and Stockholm in 2005, plays Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Tickets in Tartu: 15 € / 11 €.
Tickets in Tallinn: 20 € / 15 €.
Concert in Tartu is organised by Eesti Kontsert and ENSO, concert in Tallinn is organised by ENSO.


In season 2013/2014 ENSO (ERSO) brings to its listeners five concert series: ENSO in Estonia Concert Hall, FESTIVO, MAESTRO, 1001 NIGHTS and GOURMET.

NUTCRACKER is part of the 1001 NIGHTS series:

• 20.12.2013 NUTCRACKER
• 7.02.2014 HANSEL AND GRETEL
• 28.02.2014 ILYA MUROMETS
• 14.03.2014 STAR WARS
• 25.04.2014 SUMMER NIGHTS

1001 NIGHTS series tickets (60 € / 45 €) are on sale until 20.12.2013.

THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.