03.11.23 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
The concert series Maestro is supported by EPIIM
6 p.m. – pre-concert event
Two motets from the collection Strathclyde Motets
O Radiant Dawn
Factus Est Repente
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor James MacMillan
Märt-Matis Lill speaks with James Macmillan
7 p.m. – symphony concert
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op 20
Symphony No. 5 Le grand Inconnu
Listen to the programme:
In November, Scottish composer and conductor James MacMillan will come to Estonia. Last year, he ranked 10th on the list of most performed living composers on Bachtrack. The concert programme was put together with the season of All Souls in mind. In addition to his own fifth symphony, MacMillan has selected works by Arvo Pärt and Benjamin Britten for the ERSO concert programme.
MacMillan’s sound is influenced by his Scottish heritage, his Catholicism, his social sensitivity, and his close connection with Celtic folk music. Similar to Pärt, religion plays an important role in MacMillan’s work. In his fifth symphony, subtitled Le grand Inconnu, his music attempts to explore the mystery of the Holy Spirit. In the choral part of the work, Macmillan has used sacral texts in English, Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew, which will be presented at this concert by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Vox Clamantis.
Concert organiser ERSO