Beautiful experience of chamber music
Chamber music tradition, born in the courts and salons, gives the audience an opportunity to listen to music in a more intimate environment and creates a special bond between the listeners and musicians. 117th season introduces a series of chamber concerts of beautiful music both from international and Estonian composers.
Curator of the chamber concerts series is Jaanika Rand-Sirp.
March 21, 2024 in the Chamber Hall of the Estonian National Opera
Early spring sun rays and waters are warming your heart. Thus was also inspired Franz Schubert who spending his holiday in the middle of colourful Austrian nature wrote his piano quintet A major “The Trout” D. 667, Op. 114, a rich and melodious piece. It is one of the highlights of chamber repertoire, nicknamed after Schubert’s eponymous Lied that the composer used as a theme and variation in one of the quintet’s movements. Schubert’s chamber music was meant for making music among friends at home. Songs take a central part in his output and lay a foundation for the whole genre of Lied. Soloists: Heldur Harry Põlda (tenor), Mari Poll-Novakovic (violin), Kaarel Veenre (viola), Andreas Lend (cello), Michele Bonfante (bass), accompanied by Jaan Ots on the piano.
April 18, 2024 in the Chamber Hall of the Estonian National Opera
The concert takes us on a voyage with the music of Franz Schubert, Léo Delibes, Henri Duparc, Richard Strauss and Reynaldo Hahn. German and French Romanticism, both in music and literature, loved the picturesque theme of wandering that has left us with numerous magnificent works. The title of the concert is inspired by Henri Duparc’s song “L’invitation au voyage” (“Invitation to Journey”) written in 1870 to the verses of the most famous French romantic writer Charles Baudelaire. At the time, Baudelaire was in love with an actress and the verses invite the readers to discover the beauty of scenery and world through the eyes of a lover. Soloists: Janne Shevtshenko (soprano), Raiko Raalik (bass), Eda Peäske (harp), Lisa Kawasaki-Järvi (flute), accompanied by Riina Pikani on the piano. Host of the evening Jaak Jõekallas.