WDR Sinfonieorchester (Germany), Gautier Capuçon (cello), conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Monday 12. 06. 2017 19.00
Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

WDR Sinfonieorchester (Germany), Gautier Capuçon (cello), conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Dvořák. Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Brahms. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

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WDR Sinfonieorchester
Gautier Capuçon
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

After the enormously popular concert in Estonia Concert Hall in the April of 2014, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, led by their Principal Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, is back before the Estonian audience.

The orchestra’s activity reaches back to 1947. The extraordinary reputation of the orchestra is owed to the commitment of Principal Conductors Christoph von Dohnányi, Zdenek Macal, Hiroshi Wakasugi, Gary Bertini and Hans Vonk, but also to the artistic vision of a lot of top conductors, such as Karl Böhm, Fritz Busch, Herbert von Karajan, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel and Claudio Abbado when they worked with the orchestra. Beside the classical-romantic repertoire, the orchestra’s programme has an important place for 20th century music: Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Igor Stravinski, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Bernd Alois Zimmermann are composers much of whose works have first been performed and recorded by the orchestra. As of 2010, the Principal Conductor of the orchestra is Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste is in the list of the world’s top conductors. Born in Finland, he first began his career as a violinist; after that, he finished the Sibelius Academy under Jorma Panula. He has been the Principal Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the first visiting conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he has conducted top orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Chicago and Boston, the French National Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, etc.

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