SPRING IN TALLINN. Estonian Music Days

April 15, 2016 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

4th concert of the CITY LIGHTS series

Ülo Krigul (1978)
Understandards (2016, premiere)

Mirjam Tally (1976)
Erosioon (2016, premiere)

Maria Kõrvits (1987)
Langedes ülespoole, taeva kaarjasse kaussi (2016, premiere)

Mari Vihmand (1967)
Floreo (1996)

Lepo Sumera (1950–2000)
Symphony No. 6 (2000)

Leho Karin (cello)

Estonian Voices:
Kadri Voorand (alto)
Mikk Dede (tenor)
Mirjam Dede (soprano)
Maria Väli (soprano)
Rasmus Erismaa (baritone)
Aare Külama (bass)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ANU TALI

Tammo Sumera (electronics, sound engineering)
Elo Liiv (lighting design)

Along with new works by Ülo Krigul, Mirjam Tally and Maria Kõrvits, the symphony concert of the Estonian Music Days will also feature two significant pieces from the turn of the century by Vihmand and Sumera.

Floreo by Mari Vihmand won the main prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in the under 30 category in 1996.

Symphony No. 6 by Lepo Sumera, the composer’s swan song or last finished piece, was premiered only a month prior to his death at a concert celebrating his 50th birthday conducted by Arvo Volmer, the principal conductor of ENSO at the time. “Lepo Sumera was the ideal composer to me – in him a very strong musical talent and high level of professionalism were united with an extremely wide interest in culture and the ability of a wise psychologist to understand the people around him. The breadth of his emotional scale was truly Shakespearean – from deep tenderness and a fine sense of humour to an uncompromising vigour.” (Eino Tamberg).

The concert will be conducted by the principal conductor of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra and Sarasota Symphony Orchestra (USA), Anu Tali.

The first recipient of the new composition award Au-tasu, founded by LHV Bank, will be announced at the concert. LHV Bank values new works by Estonian composers, especially the contemporary works that attract a wider following and deserve to be introduced to international audiences. The award Au-tasu will be given to a composer whose remarkable piece of music was first performed during the previous calendar year, i.e. 2015.

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

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Concert is organized by ENSO and Estonian Composers’ Union







12.02.2016 PARIS. LA BELLE ÉPOQUE. ENSO’s chamber ensembles
12.03.2016 PRAGUE. Conductor PAAVO JÄRVI
25.03.2016 VIENNA. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
15.04.2016 SPRING IN TALLINN. Estonian Music Days. Conductor ANU TALI

Series  tickets 49,20 € /  34,80 €*
 series tickets can be purchased until 12.02.2016 through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.

* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.

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Rävala Parkimismaja -> Estonia

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