09.12.23 at 18:00 - Estonia kontserdisaal (eelkontsert)
09.12.23 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
Malcolm Arnold, Max Bruch, Felix Mendelssohn, Peter Maxwell Davies
LARA ST. JOHN violin, ROBERT JORDAN bagpipes, ERSO, conductor OLARI ELTS


The concert series Pure Gold is supported by Nordaid

6 p.m. – pre-concert event

Muksicologist Žanna Pärtlas speaks about Scottish traditional music and bagpipes.

7 p.m. – symphony concert

Malcolm Arnold

Overture Tam O’Shanter, Op. 51

Max Bruch

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56

Peter Maxwell Davies

An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Listen to the programme:

The Pure Gold series, which debuted last year, is back again to bring us works from the treasures of classical music. The series will open with the concert Scottish Fantasy featuring the exciting soloist, bagpiper Robert Jordan. He will also perform An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies. Jordan is one of the most sought-after bagpipers in the UK, having performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and many other ensembles.

We will hear Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, known as the Scottish symphony. Malcolm Arnold’s Tam O’Shanter overture, a piece of programme music, is based on a poem of the same name by the Scottish writer Robert Burns and tells the story of an alcoholic farmer. In Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, we hear Scottish folk tunes featuring a solo by Canadian violinist Lara St. John.

Concert organiser ERSO