November 22, 2012 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall
November 24, 2012 at 7 pm — St Petersburg Philharmony, Grand Hall

2nd concert of the FESTIVO series

Piotr Tchaikovsky. Festival Coronation March
Artur Lemba. Piano Concerto No 1 in G major
Dmitri Shostakovich. Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The concerts at the Grand Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia have always had a particular significance for ERSO. Their last concert there was in March 2012 conducted by Andres Mustonen; in November 2012, however, after more than thirty years, ERSO will perform there once again under principal conductor Neeme Järvi. The repertoire is anything but modest, showcasing Shostakovich’s famous Symphony No 5, which premiered triumphantly in the same hall three quarters of a century ago conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky.

Mihkel Poll. Foto: Kaupo Kikkas

Mihkel Poll. Foto: Kaupo Kikkas

The young Estonian pianist Mihkel Poll will make his debut in Saint Petersburg. Poll, who is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, has won Guildhall School’s Wigmore Recital Prize this year and played a brilliant debut concert at London’s famous Wigmore Hall, which, judging by the ardent applause from the London audience, was a great success. “Several music critics who were present at the concert praised Poll’s courage in selecting a complicated programme and predicted him a great future.” (Silver Tambur, Eesti Päevaleht, 19 June 2012). In addition to European countries, the winner of numerous competitions has also performed successful concerts in New York and Washington.

Tickets in Tallinn: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.
Concert in Tallinn is produced by ERSO.
Concert in St Petersburg is produced by St. Petersburg Philharmonia.

Mihkel Poll – ERSO’s artist in residence 2012/13
Three Estonian piano concertos on the programme this season: A. Lemba. Piano Concerto No 1 in G Major, conductor Neeme Järvi (24., 26.11.2012), Tulve. Piano Concerto, conductor Olari Elts (premiere, 8.02.2013), Tubin. Piano Concertino, conductor Neeme Järvi (5.04.2013).

In its 86th season, ERSO brings to its listeners six concert series: PARIS SYMPHONIES, FESTIVO, CLASSICS, MASTERCLASS, 1001 NIGHTS and MAESTRO.

The concert is part of the FESTIVO series:

Tickets for the FESTIVO series are sold out.
Single tickets in Tallinn: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.