Tomorrow, on March 26 at 10 am local time, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra continues the cycle of radio concerts on the Third Program.
The concert was recorded on March 19 in Athens under the guidance of the young, talented and award-winning Estonian conductor Jaan Ots. It was his Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra debut.
The concert will be opened with Triumphal March from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi by the brass band of the orchestra. Following is a small piano miniature Für Alina, which was the first piece written in the tintinnabuli style by Arvo Pärt, performed by Jaan Ots. The Orchestra will play the Symphony No 38 KV504 “Prague” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Britten.
Jaan Ots is an Estonian conductor and pianist. He studied piano and trumpet at the Estonian Academy of Music, as well as conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Finland and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. He has won numerous awards at national and international competitions in Estonia, Latvia, Germany, and Russia, and has appeared as a soloist, conductor, and chamber musician in many European countries.