TALLINN –> BEIJING
1st concert of the CITY LIGHTS series
Huanzhi Li (1919–2000)
“Spring Festival Overture” (1955–1956)
Heino Eller (1887–1970)
Symphonic poem “Dawn” (“Koit”; 1915–1918/1920)
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
Suites from “Peer Gynt” (1876)
Eduard Tubin (1905–1982)
Suite “Estonian Folk Dances” (“Eesti rahvatantsud”; 1929)
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
“Karelia Suite”, Op. 11 (1893)
Tang Jianping (1955)
“Love” from “The Sound of Yida”
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor KASPAR MÄND
The programme for ENSO’s tour in China juxtaposes works with a certain national colour by Estonian and Nordic composers with that of Chinese authors.
The opening piece of the concert, Li Huanzhi’s “Spring Festival Overture” is the first movement of a suite dedicated to the celebration of the Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese calendar, the New Year begins at the second new moon after the winter solstice; therefore, usually falling in late January or early February in our calendar. Traditionally, large celebrations are held in China at that time, with colourful parades and dragons to denote a new beginning and to wish good luck. Through the English language, the rest of the world knows these festivities as the Spring Festival.
On 12 December, ENSO will start its first tour in China, with Kristjan Järvi conducting concerts in modern Chinese concert halls: the Dalian International Conference Centre, the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre and the Wuhan Qintai Grand Theatre, as well as the historic Forbidden City, whose roots reach to the 15th century.
Kristjan Hallik, general manager of ENSO: “For the first time, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra will perform in Asia. With this tour, we are hoping to start long-term collaboration with the local concert organizers. There is a lot of interest in classical music in Asia, as witnessed by the increasing number of modern concert halls.”
In Tallinn the orchestra will be conducted by Kaspar Mänd, conductor for the Tallinn Georg Ots Music High School Symphony Orchestra, and the Estonian National Opera. Mänd has received the Young Conductor Award from the Estonian Choral Association twice – in 2012 and in 2015.
Concert is produced by ENSO
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The series begins with a concert “Tallinn –> Beijing”, which sends ENSO off along with Kristjan Järvi on their first tour of China. In addition, the fifth symphonies by both Shostakovich and Prokofiev will be performed, the winner of ENSO’s Special Prize in “Classical Stars” competition, pianist Kristiina Rokashevich, will appear as a soloist with the orchestra, and as a slightly unexpected digression for a symphony orchestra one of the programmes will explore music of the Baroque era.
9.12.2016 TALLINN –> BEIJING. Conductor KASPAR MÄND
10.02.2017 PROKOFIEV’S FIFTH. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
10.03.2017 ENSO BAROQUE. ENSO soloists and ensembles
12.05.2017 SHOSTAKOVICH’S FIFTH. Conductor CHRISTIAN VÁSQUEZ
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