Concerts

WALPURGIS NIGHT

Olari Elts, 4.12.2019 (photo Priit Mürk/ERR).

April 30, 2022 at 8 pm — Estonia Concert Hall (pre-concert event)
April 30, 2022 at 9 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

AUDIO SPA series is presented by Radisson Collection

Modest Mussorgsky
“Night on the Bare Mountain” (“Ночь на Лысой горе”)    ~10’

Ondřej Adámek
“The Noon Witch” (“Polednice”)     ~20’

Rudolf Tobias
“Walpurg Burlesque” (arr. by Eduard Tubin)    ~6’

Felix Mendelssohn
“The First Walpurgis Night” (“Die erste Walpurgisnacht”)    ~30’

TUURI DEDE mezzo-soprano
JUHAN TRALLA
tenor
TAMAR NUGIS
baritone (Estonian National Opera)
HENRY TIISMA
bass
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS


In the pre-concert at 8pm, Andero Uusberg and Olari Elts will be talking about mental health topics. Mirjam Tally’s “Nicks in wrangle” for two cellos will be performed by Indrek Leivategija and Villu Vihermäe.


Tickets 26 € / 19 €:  PILETILEVI     PILETIMAAILM


We kindly advise the audience to wear vivid costumes during this concert evening. There is a photo wall in the lobby for taking pictures before the concert.


On Walpurgis Night, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and conductor Olari Elts will perform works inspired by the theme of Walpurgis Night by composers of different nationalities.

The concert depicting a stormy witches’ sabbath will be opened by the symphonic poem “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky, which became famous primarily due to Walt Disney’s animated film “Fantasia”. The poem Noon Witch by the Czech poet Karel Jaromír Erben has inspired several of his compatriots.

While the Estonian audience has already heard the version of Dvořák, the work for choir and orchestra by the younger Czech composer Ondřej Adámek, completed in 2013, will be performed here for the first time. “Walpurg Burlesque”, originally written for piano by Rudolf Tobias, and “The First Walpurgis Night” by Felix Mendelssohn are based on the Walpurgis Night scene in Goethe’s Faust.  “Walpurg Burlesque”, later orchestrated by Eduard Tubin, is one of the most unique works of Tobias. Vardo Rumessen has aptly described it as ‘rushing to fantastic heights, carried by a mad element, magical in its dreamy visions, dionysical in its primordial vigour’.

Concert is produced by ERSO.