Neeme Järvi, Conductor; Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Originally a small radio orchestra, The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra enjoys increasing acclaim for its concerts, Grammy award-winning recordings and festival appearances in Scandinavia, elsewhere in Europe and the former Soviet Union. American audiences enjoyed their colorful brilliance for the first time in 2009 when political borders opened, prompting the ensemble’s first U.S. tour. Young Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, winner of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, adds flair to the evening, which offers a special insight into centuries of masterful Baltic orchestral tradition.
Arvo Part, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Dvorak, Cello Concerto; Sibelius, Symphony No. 5