03.02.23 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
Richard Wagner, Edward ELgar, Witold Lutosławski
MARCEL JOHANNES KITS cello, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor ANTONI WIT


Richard Wagner
Overture Polonia

Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Orchestra

In February, the legendary Polish conductor Antoni Wit will take the stage of the Estonia Concert Hall. During his long career, he has worked as the artistic director of the most prestigious orchestras in Poland, and as a guest conductor with numerous orchestras in Europe, America, and Asia. Wit is dedicated to Polish music: he will perform Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutosławski, inspired by Polish folk music, with ERSO. The overture Polonia by Richard Wagner, who was inspired by Polish music, will also be performed.

Marcel Johannes Kits, one of the most prominent cellists of the younger generation in Estonia, will solo in the Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. The cellist, currently studying at the Universität der Künste Berlin, won third place in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels in June 2022, being the first Estonian to make it to the finals. Kits plays on a Francesco Rugger cello from 1674 and a bow made by Victor Fetique, owned by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

Concert organiser ERSO