ERSO: CENTURY ROLLS. Festival ''Practical Spirituality''

PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY FESTIVAL

CENTURY ROLLS


Fri 18 May 2018 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall
Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
Produced by ENSO

John Adams
Piano Concerto Century Rolls
Max Richter
Infra
Richard Strauss
Sinfonia domestica

VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON piano
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI

According to the composer himself, Century Rolls, a piano concerto written in 1997 by the American composer John Adams, embraces the piano music of the entire previous century, while being mainly inspired by the sounds of the pianola, the self-playing piano that became popular at the beginning of the 20th century. Besides the temporal element (‘century’), the title of the composition makes reference to the perforated paper or metal rolls used for recording the music replayed by pianolas.
The soloist, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, is a rare combination of passionate musicality, explosive virtuosity and intellectual curiosity. He is one of the most original younger generation pianists who has given solo concerts in many prestigious concert halls all over the world and performed with famous orchestras and conductors. In 2012, at the age of only 28, he established a chamber music festival in Reykjavík, which has now become an annual event. The festival immediately received the prize of the Music Event of the Year in Iceland as well as a special prize for innovation. Ólafsson has also been the artistic director of the Vinterfest festival in Sweden since 2016.

PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY FESTIVAL

CENTURY ROLLS


Fri 18 May 2018 at 7 pm, Estonia Concert Hall
Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
Produced by ENSO

John Adams
Piano Concerto Century Rolls
Max Richter
Infr

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Kesklinna linnaosa, Estonia kontserdisaal, Tallinn

ERSO: CENTURY ROLLS. Festival ''Practical Spirituality''

18.05.2018, 19:00 - 23:59

Price from: 16 €
Max price: 22 €
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