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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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Artistic Advisor of the Kymi Sinfonietta

The Kymi Sinfonietta has appointed conductor Olari Elts as its Artistic Advisor as of January 1, 2018. The agreement is for three years with a further option. Olari Elts is an internationally esteemed, versatile conductor active in various genres of the arts and known for his innovative programming.

24 November 2017

Stepping in at Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Olari Elts will step in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra this week, conducting the magnificent Turangalîla-Symphonie by Messiaen.
23 October 2017