07.04.22 at 13:00 - Estonia Concert Hall
Tôru Takemitsu, Igor Stravinski
TRIIN RUUBEL violin, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Conductor BAS WIEGERS


SYMPHONIC LUNCHES series is presented by BioBlock

Tôru Takemitsu
“Nostalghia” (in memory of Andrei Tarkovsky)    ~16’

Igor Stravinsky
“Firebird” (“L’oiseau de feu”)    ~30’

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The main work of the concert is a suite from a fairy-tale ballet of the same name by Igor Stravinsky, in which the well-known Russian fairy tale of Koschei the Immortal has been supplemented with a new character – a mythical firebird. The music of ‘Firebird’ was first performed in Tallinn by the Broadcasting Orchestra (now ERSO) 85 years ago . This time, the suite completed in 1945 will be performed.

The concert begins with “Nostalgia” by Japanese composer Tôru Takemitsu, which is dedicated to Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky. Triin Ruubel, the leader of the orchestra.

Dutch conductor Bas Wiegers has stood out for his charisma and openness. He has conducted numerous European orchestras, including the Hague Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, and others. Since 2018, he has been the of the Klangforum Wien chamber orchestra based in Vienna at the Konzerthaus. The orchestra does not have an official principal conductor. The collaboration between ERSO and Bas Wiegers began at the Acht Brücken festival in Cologne in the spring of 2016.

A lunch break that invigorates the mind. The Thursday lunch concerts will be bringing to the audience the best selection of the Friday night programme.

Concert is produced by ERSO