May 15, 2020 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (CANCELLED)

4th concert of the CITY LIGHTS series

Arvo Pärt
Symphony No. 3   21′
Darf ich …  4′
Fratres   11′
Passacaglia   5′

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 3   30′

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Anne Akiko Meyers (© David Zentz).

The playing of Anne Akiko Meyers is ‘what it always has been: a national treasure. She is a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind of expressive colour. Whether within a phrase or on just a single note, she can change tone colour in a micro-second from smooth grain to rough, from dark to radiant, from thoughtful to assertive. And she can, like magic, bring new work to vibrant life.’ (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Meyers, who is one of the world’s most famous violinists, was at the top of the Billboard chart only a few years ago. In the autumn of 2018, she was invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the Arvo Pärt Centre.

Fratres, which is one of Pärt’s first tintinnabuli-style works, will be performed in addition to the violin miniatures Darf ich … and Passacaglia. Kristjan Järvi and Anne Akiko Meyers have also recorded the violin works of Arvo Pärt that they will perform with the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The third symphony was revolutionary for the creativity of both Pärt and Sibelius. Pärt’s was born in the middle of a long period of silence, which paved the way for his unique tintinnabuli-style. For Sibelius, as well, the third symphony marks the formation of his unique style and separation from the romantic-patriotic sound of his first symphonies. Symphony No. 3 by Pärt is dedicated to Neeme Järvi. The piece was premiered by him and ENSO in 1972. Symphony No. 3 by Sibelius was premiered 65 years earlier by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer himself.

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CITY LIGHTS concert series

I: TALLINN – VIENNA, September 18, 2019
Zee Zee piano, ENSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI

II: TALLINN – RIGA. Baltic Symphonic Festival, November 21, 2019
Triin Ruubel-Lilleberg violin, ENSO, Latvian NSO, Lithuanian SSO, conductor GUNTIS KUZMA

III: ROMAN CARNIVAL, April 30, 2020
Arete Kerge soprano, ENSO, conductor GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI

IV: PÄRT & SIBELIUS, May 15, 2020
Anne Akiko Meyers violin, ENSO, conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI