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Maestro Elts to Lead Two Premieres at Lyon Biennale Musiques en Scène

Olari Elts conducts a diverse program of Tüür, van der Aa, Ghisi and Mussorski in Lyon this week. The concerts with violinist Simone Lamsma are part of the Biennale Musiques en Scène 2016.

Maestro Elts and Orchestre national de Lyon present two premieres. The audience is treated to a world premiere of Daniele Ghisi’s Any Road, inspired by Alice in Wonderland and computer games of table tennis. A film by Boris Labbé accompanies the French premiere of violin concerto by Michel van der Aa, the guest composer of the Biennale.

Exodus by Erkki-Sven Tüür and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky in the Ravel orchestration are old favorites of Maestro Elts. He has conducted Tüür with numerous orchestras across the world and enjoys close cooperation with the composer, having recorded a number of works by Tüür. 

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is played to animations by Osamu Tezuka, the father of Japanese Manga. Maestro Elts conducted the piece with animations most recently a few months ago with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

1 March 2016
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New recording released!

The new Brahms-Glanert: Four Serious Songs, etc. recording is now released. The disc, by Ondine, features Brahms-Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs, Detlev Glanert: Distant Land (Music with Brahms for Orchestra) and Brahms-Berio: Op. 120 No. 1 (Clarinet Sonata No. 1 for clarinet and orchestra by Luciano Berio).
30 January 2017

Olari Elts makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Olari Elts makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. With a programme of Rachmaninoff Die Toteninsel, Prokofiev piano concerto No.2 with Olli Mustonen at the piano and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, Olari Elts will conduct the orchestra in three concerts this week, on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
18 January 2017