Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18
Crow’s War Message
Symphony No. 1
This year, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra will close the Odessa Classics Tallinn festival. The main focus of the concert program is on the music of Estonian composers. Through the works of Tobias, Pärt and Sumera, three generations of Estonian music is represented this evening. However, in the performance of pianist Alexey Botvinov, we hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, a piece that ERSO has recently performed on a concert tour in England.
In June 2015, the Odessa Classics music festival was held in Odessa, Ukraine for the first time. Its founder, pianist Alexey Botvinov’s mission was to create a festival that would help Ukraine move closer to Europe and resist Russian-initiated military aggression. Odessa Classics has been associated with Estonia since its first days, through our musicians, festival guests and supporters. In order not to break the tradition of the festival, Odessa Classics found a temporary home in Estonia and is called Odessa Classics Tallinn.