Pärnu Muusikafestival 2023 / Kristjan Järvi ja Baltic Sea Philharmonic

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

Friday, 14 July 2023 20:00, Pärnu Concert Hall – “Babylon Pärnu”

Conductor Kristjan Järvi
Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Babylon Berlin Live
Hanna-Liina Võsa
Sandra Uusberg (Tallinn City Theatre)
Erkki Otsman
Oliver Kuusik
Elina Nechayeva

Music from Babylon Berlin TV series
Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
Orchestrated by Gene Pritsker

Premiere by Kristjan Järvi

A musical Journey through the roaring 20’s to the 2020 of this century. Highlights of the original soundtrack of the biggest and most successful German TV brand.
Under the musical direction of Johnny Klimek and Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic presents the vibrant era of ‘Babylon Berlin’ with special guest appearances.
“It is a virtual environment theatre creating constantly changing emotional experiences. All told by the music and acted out like a silent movie by the musicians..” K.Järvi

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.