1st concert of the ROMANTICISM series
Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Overture to “Tannhäuser” (1845)
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
“Andante festivo” (1922/1938)
Leif Segerstam (1944)
Symphony “Stretching thoughts towards…” (Eri Klas in memoriam) (2016; premiere)
Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)
“Harold en Italie” (“Harold in Italy”), Op. 16 – Symphony with a Viola Solo (1834)
MIKHAIL ZEMTSOV (viola)
ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV (viola)
JULIA DINERSTEIN (viola)
DANA ZEMTSOV (viola)
Estonian National Male Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor LEIF SEGERSTAM
In the opening concert of the anniversary season, the orchestra is joined on stage by the Estonian National Male Choir, and by the violists of the Zemtsov family – the only family of its kind in the world. The concert will be conducted by one of the most versatile musical talents of the Nordic countries, Leif Segerstam – a conductor, a composer, a violinist and a pianist, who has worked as the artistic director of the Royal Swedish Opera and the Finnish National Opera; and as the principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Leif Segerstam has conducted ENSO on three occasions (1989, 2004 and 2006).
Neeme Järvi, the principal conductor and artistic director of ENSO, will not be present during the opening events of the season, due to health reasons. We apologise to our audiences.
The opening concert of the season is dedicated to the memory of Eri Klas, who passed away six months ago. The concert will feature a premiere of Leif Segerstam’s Symphony No. 298 “Stretching thoughts towards…” (Eri Klas in memoriam).
The central piece of the opening concert is Berlioz’s idiosyncratic symphony “Harold in Italy”, featuring an extensive solo part for viola. ENSO last performed this piece in 1992. The symphony was written at the suggestion of the Italian violin and viola virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, who was looking for a worthy composition that could be performed on his excellent Stradivarius viola. For the first time in Estonia the four movements of the work will be performed by four different soloists. The Zemtsov family includes brothers Mikhail and Alexander, Mikhail’s wife Julia Dinerstein and daughter Dana; each of them has an active career as a soloist and chamber musician, they also perform together as a quartet.
Concert is produced by ENSO
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In the opening concert of the season, the orchestra will be joined on stage by Neeme Järvi and the violists of the Zemtsov family; a gala concert will be held to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Tallinn Music High School; and the series will also feature two monumental orchestral masterpieces: Mahler’s and Dvořák’s ninth symphonies.
9.09.2016 SEASON OPENING. Conductor LEIF SEGERSTAM
7.10.2016 MAHLER’S NINTH. Conductor OLARI ELTS
28.10.2016 BEST OF THE BEST OF ESTONIAN MUSICIANS. Conductors RISTO JOOST, MIKK MURDVEE, ANDRES MUSTONEN, PAUL MÄGI, LAURI SIRP
20.04.2017 FROM THE NEW WORLD. Conductor RISTO JOOST
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