22.04.22 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
4th concert of the SONG OF THE EARTH series
“Maria Anna, wach, im Nebenzimmer” ~15′
“Being Mountain I Remain Silent” (“Mäena vaikin ma paljust”) ~15′
“City of Angels” (“Inglite linn”, premiere) ~13′
“Before Song” (“Laulu eel”, premiere) ~12′
Violin Concerto ~35′
The final concert of the series ‘The Song of the Earth’ will be organised in cooperation with the Estonian Music Days and bears the title ‘Different’, as it is always possible to think differently, act differently – and it is up to us what this difference entails.
The works of Estonian composers are conducted by Kaspar Mänd, Chief Conductor of the Pärnu City Orchestra. He has been the conductor of the Estonian National Opera for many years and has founded the Uue Tänava Orkester and the mixed choir HUIK! He has repeatedly collaborated with ERSO, been the Principal Conductor of the chamber choir Voces Musicales, and has also performed as a conductor at the Estonian Song Festival three times (2014, 2017, and 2019). Regarding his relationship with conducting, he says, ‘In the end, it is all about the music itself. I like music much more than I do conducting.’ (Pärnu Postimees, 8 January 2019)
Kaspar Mänd will be conducting both new and well-known works of Estonian composers.
Since 2017, he has been studying at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts under Erik Schumann and Angelika Merkle, and since 2021 has also been studying at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien under Julian Rachlin and Evgeny Sinaiski.
The soloist of the concert is an outstanding young violinist Hans Christian Aavik, who on the 10th of April 2022 was awarded first prize of the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Denmark. Since 2017, he has been studying at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts under Erik Schumann and Angelika Merkle, and since 2021 has also been studying at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien under Julian Rachlin and Evgeny Sinaiski. With the permission of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments and the Sapožnin family, Aavik currently plays a Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (made in Brescia, Italy in approximately 1610) with a Victor Fetique bow (made in approximately 1930 in France).
Concert is produced by ERSO and Estonian Composers’ Union.