Neeme Järvi 85

09.06.22 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
10.06.22 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
Villem Kapp, Anton Bruckner, Madis Järvi, Richard Wagner, Charles Gounod, Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, Robert Planquette
Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Conductor NEEME JÄRVI


Villem Kapp
“Northern Coast”    ~6′

Anton Bruckner 
Festive cantata “Preiset den Herrn”    ~12′

Madis Järvi
“Morbid symphony”

Richard Wagner
Overture to “Tannhäuser”     ~15′

Charles Gounod
Ballet music from the opera “Faust”    ~18′

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
Overture to “Le domino noir”    ~8′

Robert Planquette
Overture to “Les cloches de Corneville     ~6′

“It’s a dynamic triangle – the orchestra, the conductor and the audience – and it all begins with the conductor. The conductor should reveal the music as he perceives it and have the awareness that he’s making the music for somebody.” (Neeme Järvi).

On the 7th of June, it is the 85th birthday of ERSO’s Honorary Artistic Director for Life Neeme Järvi. On this occasion, Järvi will be conducting the Estonian Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Male Choir in the Estonia Concert Hall.

Neeme Järvi’s cooperation with ENSO began in 1956; in 1960 he became a regular conductor and in 1963 the principal conductor of the Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra (now Estonian Na­tional Symphony Orchestra). With Neeme Järvi, the orchestra has performed in many prestigious concert halls, such as Berlin Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Brucknerhaus in Linz, Rudolfinum in Prague and New York Avery Fisher Hall (now David Greffen Hall). Neeme Järvi has been the initiator for many of ERSO’s recordings, thanks to him, ERSO has been collaborating with British record company Chandos, Swedish company BIS and the series “Great Maestros” was launched with the Estonian company ERP. In 2017, on his 80th birthday, Järvi was named ERSO’s Honorary Artistic Director for Life. Järvi is the only conductor who has been the chief conductor of ERSO twice.

During his long and highly successful career, Neeme Järvi has held positions with prominent orchestras across the world, including Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Residentie Orkest The Hague, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal. Scottish National Orchestra etc. He has been honoured with many awards and accolades, including the Estonian State Cultural Award for long-term outstanding creative activity, the Order of the National Coat of Arms and the Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received the Commander of the North Star Order from King Karl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.