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Estonian premiere of clarinet concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür

On March 28, clarinet concerto Peregrinus ecstaticus (2012) by Erkki-Sven Tüür will receive its Estonian premiere at Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn at 7 pm. It will be performed by Christoffer Sundqvist, the principal clarinet of  the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hannu Lintu, the principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The program also consists of Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner and Eine Faust-Symphonie by Ferenc Liszt. This concert will be held within the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s concert series Gourmet.

Erkki-Sven Tüür’s clarinet concerto Peregrinus ecstaticus was premiered by clarinetist Christoffer Sundqvist and conductor Hannu Lintu with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013 in Helsinki.
Erkki-Sven Tüür
Photo: Taavi Kull

Erkki-Sven Tüür: „The title of the concerto – „Ecstatic Pilgrim” – guides our interpretation of the character of the soloist. Let’s imagine the pilgrim’s voyage in search of his goal, full of obstructions and danger, his spirit and drive alternating with exhaustion and weariness; overcoming physically discernable difficulties as well as spiritual battles…”.