Pärnu Muusikafestival 2023 / Järvi Akadeemia gala

Pärnu Kontserdimaja, Aida 4
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20:00 - 23:59

Thursday, 13 July 2023 20:00, Pärnu Concert Hall

Järvi Academy gala

Teachers and participants of Järvi Academy

Järvi Academy Sinfonietta
Theodor Sink (cello)

Richard Strauss (1864–1949) – Sextet for Strings from Capriccio (1943)
Alissa Margulis, Tanja Becker-Bender (violin), Julia Dinerstein, Xandi van der Dijk (viola), Marko Ylönen, Wayne Foster-Smith (cello)

Tõnu Kõrvits (1969) – The Source (2000)
Johan van der Linden (alto saxophone), Henrik Knarborg Larsen (vibraphone)

Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) – Little Chamber Music for Wind Quintet Op. 24 No. 2 (1922)
I Lustig. Mäßig schnelle Viertel (Joyfully. Moderately fast quarters)
II Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise (Waltz. Very quiet)
III Ruhig und einfach. Achtel (Quiet and easy. Eighths)
IV Schnelle Viertel (Fast quarters)
V Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)

Niamh McKenna (flute), Kyeong Ham (oboe), Tuulia Ylönen (clarinet), Björn Olsson (horn), Jesús Villa Ordóñez (bassoon)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) – Symphony No. 31 in D major KV 297/300a “Paris” (1778)
I Allegro assai
II Andante
III Allegro

Galina Grigorjeva (1962) – Molitva (The Prayer) (2005/2011)

Charles Gounod (1818–1893) – Symphony No. 1 in D major (1855)
I Allegro molto
II Allegretto moderato
III Scherzo. Non troppo presto
IV Finale. Adagio – Allegro vivace

For ten days from 12 to 21 July Estonia’s summer capital will be filled with the buzz and love of music-making. The 2023 Pärnu Music Festival brings legendary violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman to Estonia and Neeme Järvi will conduct the festival’s opening concert. Paavo Järvi leads the Estonian Festival Orchestra in four concerts and Kristjan Järvi returns with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

“Every year, world-famous soloists have surprised Pärnu’s audiences, and they’ll do it again this summer. Although the programme is traditionally revealed in Spring, we are delighted to already announce the first arrivals to the Pärnu Music Festival,” says Kristjan Hallik, the festival’s CEO.

Pinchas Zukerman, the world-renowned violinist and violist, and a legend of concert halls for more than 50 years, is one of four top soloists who will perform on the Pärnu stage with the Estonian Festival Orchestra (EFO) and conductor Paavo Järvi. The EFO will have busy days ahead, as they will perform for home audiences for a total of four nights.

Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic return to the stage this summer, following their hugely success performance at last year’s festival. Audiences can expect another uplifting concert experience that goes beyond the boundaries of classical music.

The festival kicks off on 12 July with the opening concert led by maestro Neeme Järvi at the Pärnu Concert Hall, which will remain the central venue for the following days. Neeme Järvi’s return to the festival in 2022 after an absence of several years was an emotional reunion and we are delighted that he returns again this summer.

In addition to 10 concerts, the Pärnu Music Festival also includes the Järvi Academy and master classes for young musicians and conductors, led by Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Kristjan Järvi and leading guest instrumentalists. Registration and receipt of applications will start in the new year. Also, for the third summer in a row, you can catch the Pärnu Concert Hall’s music events via Pärnu Music Festival TV.