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Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s 95th season starts on September 10 with the opening concert of the season

The 95th season of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra begins on September 10 with a grand opening concert. It will be introduced by a pre-concert starting at 6 pm and the "Symphonic Lunch" the day before. For a new season, ENSO's chief conductor and artistic director Olari Elts has invited the world's top soloists and conductors to Estonia. In addition, Elts introduces two new topics in the program selection: mental health and environmentally conscious behavior.

The Season opening concert of the ENSO will take place on September 10, with John Adams's "I Still Dance", Justė Janulytė's "Apnea" for string orchestra, Richard Strauss's Suite from the opera "Der Rosenkavalier", Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" and the premiere of new work "Firehearted" by Elis Hallik. The works of Adams, Strauss and Rachmaninov will also reach the audience on September 9 in the series "Symphonic Lunch".

  Olari Elts. Photo: Krõõt Tarkmeel

In addition to the popular concert series "Maestro", "Romanticism", "Harmony" and "Piano Concerto", ENSO is planning a new late-night concert series "Audio Spa" focusing on relaxing music and "Song of the Earth", which focuses on preserving our planet.

In addition to the orchestra's own jubilee in December, the jubilee season celebrates the 60th birthday of Tallinn Music High School, the 80th birthday of Eesti Kontsert, the 65th birthday of Kalle Randalu and the 85th birthday of Neeme Järvi with festive concerts.

ENSO's first trip abroad after COVID-19 pandemic will take the orchestra to Warsaw at the Eufonie festival. On November 24, Olari Elts conducts works by Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Jean Sibelius in the great hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic.

More info: ENSO