PÖFF RECOMMENDS: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
16 November at 19 Pärnu Concert Hall
18 November at 19 ERM
Screening of the silent film “La passion de Jeanne d'Arc” (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer) with music composed by Tõnu Kõrvits, performed by Pärnu City Orchestra.
Conductor Risto Joost
Introduction by Tristan Priimäe
After several years of successful cooperation with PÖFF, the festival will (once again) present a special silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” ("La passion de Joan of Arc", 1928, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer), enriched by music composed by Tõnu Kõrvits, performed by the Pärnu City Orchestra.
The concert will be conducted by Risto Joost and the film will be introduced by film critic Tristan Priimägi.
This special movie night will create a synergy between film and music for a truly memorable experience.
“The Passion of Joan of Arc” is a timeless masterpiece that tells the heroine's story, and the orchestra paints a powerful musical backdrop to her suffering and triumph. Music by Tõnu Kõrvits brings the film to life even more profoundly, and the Pärnu City Orchestra and conductor Risto Joost provide this combination meaningful sound and emotion.
16 November at 19 in Pärnu Concert Hall and 18 November at the Estonian National Museum (Tartu).
Pärnu City Orchestra was founded in 1994 and this year celebrates its 30th anniversary season, as it keeps classical music in the heart of the resort town.
The only professional symphony orchestra in West-Estonia has developed and enriched the local cultural life and Estonian music culture in general, offering high quality musical experiences to the summer capital, the whole of Estonia and international audiences.
Pärnu City Orchestra has collaborated with several prestigious festivals, performed with internationally renowned conductors and soloists as well as young up-and-coming talent, creating unforgettable musical experiences.
The orchestra's mission is to find young musicians and offer them the opportunity to perform with a professional ensemble, and to encourage them in their career choice.
The multifaceted and creative seasons with music from many genres have offered many performances at Pärnu's traditional events, various musical productions, and operas. In addition, many Estonian compositions have been recorded, valuing the works of domestic authors.
The orchestra's performances have found their way onto recordings and film soundtracks, providing experiences on cinema screens and in the homes of music lovers alike. We value the creation of brilliant music and create joy with timeless music.
During the jubilee season, you are invited to experience the magic of music and discover new worlds of sound with the Pärnu City Orchestra.