Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Sheffield International Concert Season 2022/2023

Wednesday 17 May 2023, 19:00 PM



Wednesday, 17 May 2023




£22.50, £27.95 & £30.50 (includes fees)

Approx. running times:

Doors: 6:15pm
Part 1: 7:00pm
Interval: 7:45pm
Part 2: 8:05pm

Curfew: 9:00pm

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Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Sheffield International Concert Season 2022/23

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

Programme: ARVO PÄRT Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (6), RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3 (39), Interval, THEA MUSGRAVE Song of the Enchanter (6), SIBELIUS Symphony No.5 (30)

Olari Elts
Barry Douglas piano

Under the direction of its new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Olari Elts, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra opens the evening with compatriot Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, a work for strings and bell that is rich in liturgical overtones. A firm favourite Barry Douglas, has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.  Barry returns to Sheffield to perform Rachmaninov’s Third, and most technically challenging, Piano Concerto. Thea Musgrave’s Song of the Enchanter is an homage to Sibelius, written to honour the 125th anniversary of the Finnish composer’s birth and a perfect pairing for his Fifth Symphony, a masterpiece that concludes with one of classical music’s most theatrical and triumphant finales.

Tickets on general sale 10am Friday 17 June 2022

Freddy Kempf is now unable to take part in the Estonian NSO tour, for personal reasons. We’re delighted that he has been replaced by the distinguished British pianist Barry Douglas. There are no changes to the evening's programme.