Concerts

SUMMER NIGHTS

April 25, 2014 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

5th concert of 1001 NIGHTS series

Charles Gounod. Ballet music “La nuit de Walpurgis” (“Walpurgis Night”) ooperist “Faust”
Hector Berlioz. Vocal cycle “Les nuits d’été” (“Summer Nights”), Op. 7
Richard Strauss. “Ein Heldenleben” (“A Hero’s Life”), Op. 40

MARIANNA TARASOVA (mezzo-soprano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV


Marianna Tarassova.

Marianna Tarasova.

The song cycle “Les nuits d’été” (“Summer Nights”) by Hector Berlioz is based on poems by French poet Théophile Gautier. One eminent German musicologist, Alfred Einstein, has stated that with these songs, “Berlioz sowed the seeds for the entire musical lyricism of the nineteenth century in the French language.” The collection of six songs will be sung by Marianna Tarasova, mezzo-soprano for the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

The second half of the concert will present one of the pearls of the symphonic repertoire – Richard Strauss’ tone poem “A Hero’s Life”.

The concert will be conducted by Nikolai Alexeev, who has collaborated with ENSO over thirty years, nine of them as principal conductor. For years he has also conducted the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets: 20 € / 15 €.
Concert is organised by ENSO.


In season 2013/2014 ENSO (ERSO) brings to its listeners five concert series: ENSO in Estonia Concert Hall, FESTIVO, MAESTRO, 1001 NIGHTS and GOURMET.

SUMMER NIGHTS is part of the 1001 NIGHTS series:

• 20.12.2013 NUTCRACKER
• 7.02.2014 HANSEL AND GRETEL
• 28.02.2014 ILYA MUROMETS
• 14.03.2014 STAR WARS
• 25.04.2014 SUMMER NIGHTS

1001 NIGHTS series tickets (60 € / 45 €) are on sale until 20.12.2013.

THE SERIES TICKET SAVES YOU 40% ON THE PRICE OF A SINGLE TICKET!
Series tickets can be purchased through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.