Maestro’s Pirouettes

Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024

05/07/2024 19:00

Tartu Jaani kirik

Entrée Festive
May 9, 2024
Out of the Shadows
May 9, 2024

Festival Glasperlenspiel
Fri, July 5th at 7 pm St John’s church (Jaani kirik), Tartu
Gidon Kremer (violin), Stathis Karapanos (flute, Greece), Kremerata Baltica
Beethoven, Schubert, Bacewicz

As one of Europe’s finest chamber orchestras, Kremerata Baltica’s participation in the Glasperlenspiel Music Festival is becoming an almost annual meritorious tradition that always offers something new to discover alongside its known excellence. This year, the Kremerata is joined by Stathis Karapanos, a Greek flutist of the new generation with numerous achievements, who has attracted recognition for his original interpretations and whose development as a musician has been influenced by collaborations with greats such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Ádám Fischer and others. Karapanos has won the Leonard Bernstein Award at the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Festival (2020) and the LOTTO Prize at the Rheingau Festival (2019). The concert will also feature the legendary Gidon Kremer himself as soloist. Alongside the canonical Beethoven and Schubert, the programme will include fascinating works by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz and Sofia Gubaidulina, a brilliant contemporary of Pärt, Schnittke and Sylvestrov.

Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Meeta Morozov – musicologist, editor of festival booklet
AI – design
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, video, logistics
Reno Hekkonens – marketing director, PR
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, sound engineering, logistics
Marje Hansar – social media

Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Urmas Klaas, Triin Käpp, Jana Raud, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Canon and Overall, Toyota, St John’s church, Kaupo Kiis, Kristel Leppik, Anne-Liise Kiis, volunteers


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