ERSO to Play Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm
The Estonian National Symphony (ERSO), along with head conductor and artistic director Neeme Järvi, will perform at Stockholm's reputable Baltic Sea Festival today.
The concert will take place at the Swedish Radio concert hall in Berwaldhallen.
The main work will be Eduard Tubin's V Symphony and the opening piece will be Swedish conductor Lars-Erik Larsson's "Pastoral Suite."
An Edvard Grieg piano concert will feature a solo by Mihkel Poll, a laureate of several international competitions and the pianist in residence at the Estonian symphony last season. Poll was recently awarded the Estonian president's young cultural figure prize.
It will be the fourth time that the Estonian National Symphony performs at the Baltic Sea Festival, having been directed by Arvo Volmer in 2005, Paavo Järvi in 2006 and Tõnu Kaljuste in 2011.
The symphony's 87th season will kick off in Estonia on September 7 with a performance entitled "100 Years“ at the Estonia Concert Hall.
The 11th annual Baltic Sea Festival is organized by Swedish Radio, as well as conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen and Valery Gergiev, and Stockholm's Berwaldhallen director Michael Tydén.