Portrait Concert: Arvo Pärt

Reflektor Manfred Eicher

This concert has already taken place! € 78.00 | 67.00 | 48.00 | 25.00 | 12.00
This concert has already taken place! € 78.00 | 67.00 | 48.00 | 25.00 | 12.00

In terms of both his appearance and the music he writes, Arvo Pärt, born in Estonia in 1935, couldn't be farther removed from the world of pop. Yet he enjoys something approaching pop-star status amongst the composers of contemporary music. His compositions, mostly religious in inspiration, are performed all over the world, and he has been awarded the leading music prizes. At heart, however, Pärt has remained a hermit, patiently evolving his music from tranquillity and committing it to paper with the utmost economy.

At this concert at the Elbphilharmonie, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform several of Pärt's best-known and most important works. Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste was responsible for founding both ensembles; apart from Pärt's music, he devotes a lot of his work to other Estonian composers like Heino Eller and Veljo Tormis, who were once Pärt's teachers. Arvo Pärt himself praises the special quality of the two ensembles: »They possess an acute sense of style and feeling.«


Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Harry Traksmann violin

conductor Tõnu Kaljuste


Arvo Pärt
Fratres (Fassung für Violine, Streicher und Schlagwerk)
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Adam’s Lament für Chor und Streichorchester

- Interval -

Arvo Pärt
Salve Regina für gemischten Chor, Celesta und Streichorchester
Te Deum für drei Chöre, präpariertes Klavier, Tonband (Windharfe) und Streicher (Fassung von 1992)


Arvo Pärt
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Pre-Concert Talk with Klaus Wiegmann (in German)
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal

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Reflektor Manfred Eicher

Concert Broadcast

The concert will be streamed live on www.elbphilharmonie.com.

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

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