April 4, 2021 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

2nd concert of the MAESTRO series

Arvo Pärt
“Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten”     ~6′

Johann Sebastian Bach
Air  from Orchestral Suite in D major, BWV 1068     ~5′

Recitative “Du lieber Heiland” & aria “Buß und Reu” from “St Matthew Passion”, BWV 244      ~6′

Arvo Pärt
“Orient & Occident”      ~8′

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (arr. for solo cello)     ~4′

Johann Sebastian Bach
Recitative “Erbarm es Gott” & aria “Können Tränen meiner Wangen” from “St Matthew Passion”     ~8′

Arvo Pärt
“Fratres” for violin, string orchestra and percussion    ~11′

Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria “Es ist vollbracht” from “St John Passion”, BWV 245      ~6′

Arvo Pärt
“Da  pacem”    ~6′

MARTIN KARU countertenor
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The Easter Concert of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra features music by two great composers, Johann Sebastian Bach and Arvo Pärt. Excerpts from the St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach will be performed by countertenor Martin Karu, winner of the 2020 Young Singer Prize, who is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Other soloists are ERSO Principal Cello Theodor Sink and Guest Principal Violin Robert Traksmann.

Conductor Risto Joost has gained widespread recognition for his work both in the opera pit and on the concert stage. His repertoire ranges from Baroque to the most challenging works of contemporary composers. In August 2020 he started as Music Director and Chief Conductor of Vanemuine Theatre and also continues as Conductor in Residence at the Estonian National Opera.

As the government decided to cancel all indoor public events, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) will perform in an empty hall this month: all concerts will take place and the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the concert experience on ERSO TV and Klassikaraadio.

All tickets for performances can be exchanged for an ERSO TV access code, which is valid for two months, or an ERSO gift card, which is valid for 12 months and can be used to purchase a ticket for future concerts. Naturally, the tickets are also refundable. 


The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program.