ROMANTICISM series is presented by Reval Café
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor ~18’
Symphony No. 1 in D minor
INDREK LEIVATEGIJA cello
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ANDRES KALJUSTE
The new Principal Cello of the orchestra, Indrek Leivategija, who has been working in Germany for many years, first in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and then as the Co-Principal Cello of the Bamberg Symphony, will be performing as the soloist in front of ERSO. In addition to his work as a Principal Cello at ERSO and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, his busy year includes taking the stage as a soloist at the Season Opening Concert of the Pärnu City Orchestra and the Tubin Festival in Tartu with the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances as a soloist and as chamber musician in Germany. Indrek Leivategija will make his solo debut with ERSO with the passionate and virtuoso Cello Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saëns, which is one of the undisputed gems of the Romantic era.
Andres Kaljuste will conduct Symphony No. 1 by Rachmaninov as the main piece of the concert. The opening piece and the pre-concert will be commemorating the composer Ester Mägi on what would have been her 100th birthday. The three-part miniature symphony of Mägi was completed in 1968 and premiered by ERSO and the then Chief Conductor of the orchestra, Roman Matsov.
Concert is produced by ERSO.