Zhang Zuo Photo: Marco Borggreve

September 15, 2017 at 6 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (pre-concert talk and chamber performance*)
September 15, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

1st concert in the ROMANTICISM series

Richard Wagner
Overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

ZEE ZEE piano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Zhang Zuo, “Zee Zee”, has been described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigour of youth” (Chinese Gramophone) and hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” (Los Angeles Times).

“Zee Zee is one of the most outstanding and passionate pianist talents I have ever met.” (Paavo Järvi)

Born in China, Zee Zee has made a vertiginous career and now performs with several top orchestras of the world, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Neeme Järvi.

ENSO’s season opening concert will be conducted by its principal conductor and artistic director, Neeme Järvi. The programme includes top works from the Romantic era in the second half of the 19th century.

* Pre-concert talk and chamber performance at 6 pm

Ferenc Liszt
La campanella from Grandes études de Paganini
ZEE ZEE piano

Kristjan Hallik, the General Manager of ENSO, will talk about putting together a season programme and give an overview of the upcoming concert season.

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

Concert is produced by ENSO

Presented by Reval Café

The “Romanticism” concert series offers audiences several of the most beautiful pieces of music from the Romantic period. Soloists in front of the orchestra are Zee Zee, the Chinese pianist and winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and Dana Zemtsov, one of the most dazzling viola talents of her generation. The opening concert of the season is conducted by Neeme Järvi, the principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra, while the conductor at the concert “Carnival” is Daniel Raiskin, the guest principal conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. You can also enjoy romantic music performed by ENSO chamber ensembles.

Friday 15 September 2017 – SEASON OPENING CONCERT, conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Friday 15 December 2017 – CARNIVAL, conductor DANIEL RAISKIN
Friday 9 February 2018 – ROMANTIC CHAMBER MUSIC, ENSO chamber ensembles

Series tickets for the “Romanticism” concert series: 42€ / 30€ (available until 13.09.2017)