AUDIENCE CHOICE CONCERT
18 March 2018 at 17:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall
Conductor Maano Männi
It must be the first time in the history of Pärnu City Orchestra that the audience can select the repertoire. The idea is from Maano Männi, who is a violin soloist, a chamber musician and a concertmaster of Vaasa City Orchestra. He has conducted similar concert in Vaasa with great success. To hear your desired music (be it from the classics, pop, jazz or something else), you should just fill a small form at the Pärnu Concert Hall’s ticket office.
Suggestions for the programme can be made from 21 December 2017. You can ask for ANYTHING.
25 March 2018 at 17:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall
Conductor Kaisa Roose
Soloist Johan Randvere (piano)
Pärt Uusberg - The Estonian Sky Is Glowing
Jaan Rääts - Piano Concert, Op. 41
Eduard Tubin - Symphony No. 7
A proper concert with Estonian music is the perfect gift to our beloved Estonia. The concert presents works from different generations of composers, performed by musicians of different generations. The soloist is Johan Randvere, a young and valued pianist, who has already won several awards for his performances.
8 April 2018 at 7 pm Pärnu Concert Hall
Joint concert of Vaasa City Orchestra and Pärnu City Orchestra
Conductor Jüri Alperten
Soloist Hans Christian Aavik (violin)
Mikhail Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
It’s always more fun to celebrate important events and anniversaries with your friends. Vaasa and Pärnu city have been friends for more than 60 years, but it’s the first time for Vaasa City Orchestra to visit Pärnu. Together we can play works that require more musicians, works that are often neglected by smaller orchestras. It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Hans Christian Aavik, a young and talented violin soloist, who currently studies at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.
SEASON FINALE CONCERT
29 April 2018 at 17:00 at Pärnu Concert Hall
Conductor Jüri Alperten
Soloists Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello)
Charles Gounod - Symphony No.1 in D major
Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Johannes Brahms - Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
The soloists of this concert are a brother and a sister, twin musicians who both have received the highest award from TV competition Klassikatähed. The next season will be the 25th anniversary season for the orchestra, so this concert can be seen as a distinguished introduction to it.
9 May 2018 at 7 pm Pärnu Concert Hall
10 May 2018 at 7 pm Viljandi Baptist Church
Conductor Kaspar Mänd
Soloists from TV show Classical Stars.
Franz Schubert - Overture for Orchestra in D major ("in the Italian Style"), D. 590
Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto in D major, TrV 292 I Allegro moderato
Carl Maria von Weber - Romance
Casey Cangelosi - Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra No. 2
Franz Schubert - Overture for Orchestra in C major ("in the Italian Style"), D. 591
Carl Reinecke - Ballade for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 288
Camille Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Since the end of February, friends of classical music keep their fingers crossed for their favourites in the show Classical Stars on ETV. Although the TV competition ends with finding the best musician, everyone who participates in it is a winner. Pärnu City Orchestra invites five excellent young musicians from the show and you, dear listener, to concerts in Pärnu and Viljandi.
You have to hear it to believe it!