May 23, 2019 at 12 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (symphonic lunch*)
May 24, 2019 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Arias from The Tsar’s BrideThe Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya, The Snow Maiden,  The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Golden Cockerel, Christmas Eve

Symphonic suite Schéhérazade

Igor Stravinsky
Funeral Song

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The programme dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov includes his best-known orchestral piece, the symphonic suite Scheherazade, which provides a musical depiction of the characters of One Thousand and One Nights – Scheherazade, Shahryār, the courageous seaman Sindbad, etc. – as well as arias from operas. Igor Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, which the composer wrote to commemorate his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov, after his passing in 1908, will be performed in Estonia for the first time. The sheet music, which was lost after the piece’s first performance, was rediscovered in the archive of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory only in 2015 and the work has been performed many times all over the world since then.

Elina Nechayeva has obtained a Master’s degree in classical singing from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She has attracted attention at the competition ‘Stars of Classical Music’, the ‘Neue Stimmen’ competition for young opera singers, and at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, where her song ‘La forza’ brought eighth place to Estonia. She has performed in Georgia, the Pärnu Music Festival, and the Great Theatre of China in Shanghai with Neeme Järvi and ENSO. In addition to concerts conducted by Neeme Järvi, she has collaborated on several exciting projects with Kristjan Järvi.

In early 2019, she duetted with the renowned Plácido Domingo on the stage of Saku Suurhall Arena and performed solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana with ENSO at the opening concert of a MustonenFest. Elina Nechayeva cooperates with both Estonian and foreign composers and in addition to opera, vocal-symphonic, and chamber music, she is attracted to the crossover genre, with which she wishes to create more interest in classical vocals.

Kristjan Järvi has been described by the French website dedicated to classical music and dance, ResMusica, as “a generous musician without blinkers and boundaries, the archetype of an artist in the 21st century”. He has gained recognition on the world stages of classical music as “one of the canniest, and most innovative, programmers of the classical scene” (Reuters). Curating and conducting his original, genre-fusing projects with individual approach and style, his concerts have been proclaimed a “life-enhancing experience.” (Herald Scotland). To realise his pioneering ideas, Kristjan Järvi has creative outlets all over the world: he is the founder-conductor of his New York based classical-hip-hop-jazz group Absolute Ensemble, and the founder and conductor of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic. He works as a guest conductor with orchestras all over the world: the London Symphony Orchestra, French National Orchestra, Paris Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, Minnesota Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan among many others. As a recording artist, Järvi has more than 60 albums to his credit, from Hollywood soundtracks and award-winning albums by Sony Classical and Chandos, to his eponymous series – the “Kristjan Järvi Sound Project” – under the prestigious French record label Naïve Classique.
Tickets: 23 € / 16 €     PILETILEVIPILETIMAAILM

* Symphonic lunch
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arias from operas
Symphonic suite Schéhérazade
Tickets: €8 / €6     PILETIMAAILM

Concerts are produced by ENSO