The tour “Baltic Sea Landscapes” takes the orchestra through Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia and focuses on nature and the environment. Thus, it features concerts in the Baltic sea ports of Klaipeda, Liepāja and Tallinn as well as Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The tour’s final concert takes place on April 23 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, as part of the commemoration of the 125th birthday of composer Sergey Prokofiev.
The musicians of the orchestra, recruited from ten states surrounding the Baltic Sea, dedicate themselves intensively to composers from the Baltic Sea region – from classical masterworks all the way to contemporary commissioned pieces. This is reflected in the tour repertoire, which features Jean Sibelius’ Karelia Suite, Arvo Pärt’s Swansong, Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Gediminas Gelgotas’ Mountains. Waters. (Freedom). The internationally renowned pianist and Prokofiev specialist Alexander Toradze travels with the orchestra as the soloist of the “Baltic Sea Landscapes” tour.
For the Estonian-born Kristjan Järvi, the founding conductor of the youth orchestra Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, the newly founded sister orchestra Baltic Sea Philharmonic is a dream come true. So far, the upper age limit for the youth orchestra was 25. Now there is an opportunity to work with its alumni as well: “After nine years of developing projects and education programmes, a whole generation of young musicians has been trained to work with the same method and the same approach. It gives us the great chance to be an orchestra that is still young, but not a youth orchestra anymore – a young, motivated, enthusiastic ensemble with the spirit of a youth orchestra,” says Järvi.
“Baltic Sea Landscapes“ Tour 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 pm, Klaipeda (Concert Hall), Lithuania
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7 pm, Liepāja (Great Amber Concert Hall), Latvia
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7 pm, Tallinn (Concert Hall), Estonia
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7 pm, Helsinki (Music Centre), Finland
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm, St. Petersburg (Mariinsky Concert Hall), Russia
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7 pm, Moscow (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall), Russia
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, Conductor
Alexander Toradze, Piano
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