18 November 2017 at 19:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall

Conductor Kaisa Roose
Soloist Jakob Bangsø (guitar, Denmark)

Programme:
Joaquin Rodrigo - Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez
Manuel de Falla - El sombrero del tres picos, Suite No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55

Once or twice a year, conductor Kaisa Roose, who currently resides in Spain, comes to visit us in Pärnu and she always brings along a fascinating virtuoso. This time, we’re honoured to meet a Danish guitarist named Jakob Bangsø. He’s a young musician, who has already won lots of fans and numerous awards from international competitions.

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A CHRISTMAS FANTASY

21 December at 19:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall
22 December at 19:00 at St. Paul’s church in Viljandi

Conductor Mikk Murdvee
Soloist Maris Liloson (soprano)
Pärnu Chamber Choir and Mixed Choir Endla
A concert full of Christmas music that we love

Mikk Murdvee is at once a conductor, a violin soloist, a chamber musician, a concertmaster and a lecturer. He also plays in the Estonian Festival Orchestra when it performs at the Pärnu Music Festival run by Paavo Järvi. The talented musician has conducted most of the Estonian symphony orchestras, but this time he lays symphonies aside to bring us cordial Christmas music. The mellifluent voices of soprano Maris Liloson and local choirs add a special glow to the concert.

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BASSOON CONCERT

19 January 2018 at 19:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall
20 January 2018 at 19:00 at Vanemuise Concert Hall

Conductor Risto Joost

Programme:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 7 in D major, K. 45
Christopher Theofanidis - Bassoon Concerto
Tõnu Kõrvits - Rain's Songs to the Rainbow
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann is a Grammy-nominated musician who has travelled the world with 11 bassoon concertos that have been written for him by many prominent composers of our time. Thanks to excellent cooperation with Risto Joost, the people in Pärnu and Tartu can hear two of those concerts: works by Christopher Theofanidis and Tõnu Kõrvits. It’s a very special musical event for the listeners and the orchestra.

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