Estonian Festival Orchestra under the baton of Paavo Järvi will give the first performance of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Ninth Symphony Mythos. Concerts dedicated to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia will take place on January 16 at 7 pm in Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall and January 18 at 8 pm in Brussels, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts. Concert in Tallinn features Viktoria Mullova who will perform Johannes Brahm’s Violin Concerto. Program includes also Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor. Concert in Brussels presents also Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten and Fratres by Arvo Pärt. The Ninth Symphony was commissioned from Tüür by the Government Office of Estonia for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. According to composer, the title is associated with these myths that arise about nations and how they achieved their independence. Also it deals with the long history of Fenno-Ugric tribes and our Nordic/Baltic nature.
The concert in Brussels marks the beginning of the first tour of Estonian Festival Orchestra abroad. EFO gives seven concerts in different concert halls in Europe: Bozar (18.01), Zürich Tonhalle (20.01), Kölner Philharmonie (21.01), Berliner Philharmonie (22.01), Vienna Konzerthaus (23.01) and Philharmonie Luxembourg (24.01).
The Estonian Festival Orchestra was founded by Paavo Järvi in 2011 and made it’s debut at the newly inaugurated Pärnu Music Festival as the resident summer orchestra. Orchestra brings together the best of Estonian talent and leading musicians from from around the world.
Concert in Tallinn will be live broadcast in Klassikaraadio.