• Fri. 01.05.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

– cancelled –
Impassioned and one-of-a-kind

4th First Night subscription concert

Works by Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Beethoven

Programme

    • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    • Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt op. 27
    • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    • 2 Humoresques op. 87
    • Jean Sibelius
    • 4 Humoresques op. 89
    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.

Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.

Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.

Violin

Pekka Kuusisto

Violinist, conductor and composer Pekka Kuusisto is Artistic Director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (from season 21/22), and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul and Mahler chamber orchestras. He is also a Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Best Friend of Die Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. In season 20/21 Pekka Kuusisto is Artist-in-Residence with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and at Milton Court at the Barbican.

An advocate of new music, Kuusitso’s upcoming premieres include new concerti by Bryce Dessner, Djuro Zivkovic, Thomas Ades and Enrico Chapela and chamber works by Sauli Zinovjev and Calliope Tsoupaki. He also performs concerti written for him by Daníel Bjarnason, Anders Hillborg and Nico Muhly. In recent seasons Kuusisto has premiered works by Sauli Zinovjev, Philip Venables and Andrea Tarrodi. He performs with orchestras such as Chicago and Los Angeles symphony orchestras, Concertgebouworkest, Orchestre de Paris, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, as well as Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Australian, Scottish and Swedish chamber orchestras.

Kuusisto’s recent recordings include concerti by Thomas Adès, Anders Hillborg, Daniel Bjarnason, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Sebastian Fagerlund and JS Bach. Kuusisto composed the score music of series 1 of the Moominvalley animation with composer, percussionist and producer Samuli Kosminen.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.

Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.

Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.