ERSO: Prokofjevi Viies

PROKOFIEV’S FIFTH

February 10, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall
2nd concert of the CITY LIGHTS series

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Overture “1812”, Op. 49 (1880)
Overture-fantasia “Hamlet”, Op. 67 (1888)

Reinhold Glière (1875–1956)
Horn Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 91 (1950)

Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Symphony No 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 (1944)

HERVÉ JOULAIN (horn)
Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI

During almost 20 years as a principal horn soloist in the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the French National Orchestra, Hervé Joulain has also been active as a chamber musician and soloist, and is one of the founding members of the Paris Bastille Wind Ensemble. Stage partners for Hervé Joulain include prominent instrumentalists and conductors in addition to some the best orchestras in the world. His discography encompasses about 20 records.

This concert is part of the annual collaborative project between ENSO and the Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, where the stage is shared side-by-side by professionals and the most promising students. The roots of this tradition go back to the 1930s.

Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most important works. Prokofiev, who wrote the symphony during World War II, expressed the following opinion: “In this symphony, I wanted to glorify the free and happy human, his mighty powers and noble spirit. I cannot say that I deliberately chose such a theme – it was born in me and clamoured for expression. When the music matured within me and filled my soul, I started to write it down.” Conductor and composer Serge Koussevitzky said of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony: this is the greatest musical event in many years, the greatest composition since Brahms and Tchaikovsky.”

Concert is produced by ENSO in cooperation with Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

ERSO: Prokofjevi Viies

Estonia kontserdisaal, Tallinn
Fri 10.02.2017 - 19:00 / 16.00 - 50.00 €