2nd concert of the CITY LIGHTS series
Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Festival Overture “1812”, Op. 49 (1880)
Reinhold Glière (1875–1956)
Horn Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 91 (1950)
Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Symphony No 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 (1944)
HERVÉ JOULAIN (horn)
Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor PAUL MÄGI
During almost 20 years as a principal horn soloist in the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the French National Orchestra, Hervé Joulain has also been active as a chamber musician and soloist, and is one of the founding members of the Paris Bastille Wind Ensemble. Stage partners for Hervé Joulain include prominent instrumentalists and conductors in addition to some the best orchestras in the world. His discography encompasses about 20 records.
This concert is part of the annual collaborative project between ENSO and the Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, where the stage is shared side-by-side by professionals and the most promising students. The roots of this tradition go back to the 1930s.
Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most important works. Prokofiev, who wrote the symphony during World War II, expressed the following opinion: “In this symphony, I wanted to glorify the free and happy human, his mighty powers and noble spirit. I cannot say that I deliberately chose such a theme – it was born in me and clamoured for expression. When the music matured within me and filled my soul, I started to write it down.” Conductor and composer Serge Koussevitzky said of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony: this is the greatest musical event in many years, the greatest composition since Brahms and Tchaikovsky.”
The performance will be conducted by the musical director and principal conductor of Vanemuine Theatre, Paul Mägi, who has previously worked for many years as the artistic director and principal conductor of the Estonian National Opera, and also as the principal conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.
The series begins with a concert “Tallinn –> Beijing”, which sends ENSO off along with Kristjan Järvi on their first tour of China. In addition, the fifth symphonies by both Shostakovich and Prokofiev will be performed, the winner of ENSO’s Special Prize in “Classical Stars” competition, pianist Kristiina Rokashevich, will appear as a soloist with the orchestra, and as a slightly unexpected digression for a symphony orchestra one of the programmes will explore music of the Baroque era.
9.12.2016 TALLINN –> BEIJING. Conductor KASPAR MÄND
10.02.2017 PROKOFIEV’S FIFTH. Conductor PAUL MÄGI
10.03.2017 ENSO BAROQUE. ENSO soloists and ensembles
12.05.2017 SHOSTAKOVICH’S FIFTH. Conductor CHRISTIAN VÁSQUEZ
Series tickets 52,80 € / 38,40 €*
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CITY LIGHTS series tickets can be purchased until 9.12.2016 through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.
* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.
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