December 11, 2011 at 5 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Sofia Gubaidulina
Violin Concerto No 1 Offertorium

Vadim Repin (violin)
Raminta Vaicekauskaitė (soprano)
Mati Turi (tenor)
Vytautas Juozapaitis (baritone)
Vladimir Miller (bass)
Mixed Choir Latvija
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

We celebrate the 80th birthday year of Sofia Gubaidulina, one of most essential present-day composers, with a concert of her works. Gubaidulina is a composer of Tatar descent with an Orthodox worldview. She has studied in Kazan and Moscow. Until 1992 she lived and worked in Moscow and, like Schnittke, Pärt and Denisov, was one of those who had gone “the wrong way”. Since 1992 Sofia Gubaidulina has been living in  Germany.

Her violin concerto Offertorium is dedicated to Gidon Kremer in whose performance namely this piece became the composer’s powerful breakthrough to the international arena in the 1990s.  This time the soloist is the top violinist Vadim Repin, whose hot passion, brilliant technique and great richness of feelings have made him a sought-after performer on the world’s concert stages. The oratorio St John Easter (Johannes-Ostern) is an imaginable sequel to Gubaidulina’s St John Passion (Johannes-Passion) that was performed on the same stage by the same performers five years ago.

Concert is produced by Eesti Kontsert and ERSO.
Tickets: 20 € / 15 €.