Concerts

ROMAN CARNIVAL

April 29, 2020 at 1 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (symphonic lunch*)
April 30, 2020 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the CITY LIGHTS series

Hector Berlioz
Overture Roman Carnival (Le Carnaval romain)   9

Richard Wagner
Wesendonck Songs (Wesendonck Lieder)    20’

Ottorino Respighi
Symphonic Poem The Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)   17′
Symphonic Poem The Fountains of Rome (Le Fontane di Roma)   23′

ARETE KERGE soprano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI


Giordano Bellincampi, who was born in Rome but has lived in Denmark for most of his life and who debuted for ENSO last season, will perform with the orchestra once again. Bellincampi, who started as a trombonist, has now been a professional conductor for a quarter of a century. He has been the principal conductor of Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading Danish avant-garde ensemble, the principal conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the music director of the Danish National Opera, the music director of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, the principal conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway, and the principal conductor of the Orchestra i Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.

The conductor is happy to present to the Estonian audience the feel of his hometown, as the programme is inspired by Rome. Giordano Bellincampi: ‘Rome is an eternal city, at least for me. I go there several times every year to visit my family, and every square, every fountain, every church facade brings back memories and feelings. No one has expressed these emotions better than Respighi in his symphonic poems. Their listener can, to be literary, feel the freshness of the water in the Triton Fountain or the cool shadow cast by the pines by the Via Appia. I am certain that every concertgoer in Tallinn will be able to revisit Rome in their imagination or enjoy their first meeting with this city.

Arete Kerge.

Like for many other composers, Rome also played an important role in the life of Berlioz and Wagner. In the work of Berlioz, we can hear the Italian-like joy of music, singing, and dancing – the things that also inspired Richard Wagner in the final years of his life, when he spent a long and creative period in Italy.’

Soprano Arete Kerge, who got her Master’s degree from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, will perform Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner.

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* SYMPHONIC LUNCH. Wed., April 29, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Wagner. Wesendonck Songs (Wesendonck Lieder)
Respighi. Symphonic Poem The Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
ARETE KERGE soprano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI


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


Tickets for the concert series (four concerts): €74/€59