April 26, 2013 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

4th concert of the 1001 NIGHTS series

Olivier Messiaen

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS

The Sanskrit word turangalila is rich in meaning. According to the definition by French composer Olivier Messiaen, it means the song of love, a hymn to love and simultaneously to joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death. “This is a hymn that can only be felt when joy arrives amidst sorrow. This is superhuman joy – overflowing, blinding, boundless. Love is of the same kind – fateful and irresistible, its symbol being the love potion of Tristan and Isolde.”

Peep Lassmann

Peep Lassmann

Valérie Hartmann-Claverie

Valérie Hartmann-Claverie

The powerful orchestra necessary for the Turangalîla-Symphonie is complemented by an extensive percussion group as well as the early electronic keyboard instrument the ondes Martenot. The ondes Martenot, first introduced in France and through Messiaen’s music, is played by Valérie Hartmann-Claverie. The virtuoso piano part is played by the renowned pianist, rector and professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Peep Lassmann, who has earned special acclaim precisely for his interpretations of Olivier Messiaen’s piano compositions.

Conducted by Olari Elts, guest principal conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.
Concert is produced by ERSO.

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 1001 NIGHTS series:

Series tickets of the 1001 NIGHTS concerts are sold out. Single tickets are still available.