04.02.22 at 18:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
04.02.22 at 19:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ester Mägi, Toshio Hosokawa, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Conductor JUN MÄRKL


2nd concert of the SONG OF THE EARTH series

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
“Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt”    ~13’

Ester Mägi
Symphonic picture “The Sea” (“Meri”)    ~7’

Toshio Hosokawa
“Circulating Ocean”     ~20’

Maurice Ravel
“A Boat on the Ocean” (“Une barque sur l’ocean”) from “Mirrors” (“Miroirs”)    ~8’

Claude Debussy
“The Sea” (“La mer”), three symphonic sketches    ~22’

The ‘Sea Music’ concert is part of the extensive ‘Sea of Music’ project which brings together symphony orchestras from different Baltic Sea countries. The project was initiated by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and the participants include the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra from Hamburg, Szczecini from Poland, and the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra from Denmark, in addition to ERSO. All those orchestras wish to have a say in the increasingly concerning environmental issues, with the Baltic Sea being focussed on this season.

The wonderful sea-themed programme was put together by Jun Märkl who is the Music Director of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as of 2021, and also serves as the Artistic Adviser of the Taiwan Philharmonic, and as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague. Märkl has been the Chief Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Basque National Orchestra, and conducts orchestras at many world music festivals. He has been a guest conductor at the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and many other world-renowned theatres. He has received the most attention with his interpretations of German and French music. Märkl’s set of nine CDs with Debussy’s orchestral music awarded him the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture in 2012.

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Concert is produced by ERSO.