29/11/2014_ 17:00_ TARTU, H. Eller music school, Tubina Saal and 02/12/2014_ 19:00_ TALLINN, Mustpeade Maja
In the upcoming concerts the LAB Orchestra is going to present Beethoven’s 3rd symphony in a new stunning version arranged for only 12 players.
29/11/2014_ 17:00_ TARTU, H. Eller music school, Tubina Saal
02/12/2014_ 19:00_ TALLINN, “Mustpeade Maja”
The LAB Orchestra
Conductor_ Tanel Nurk
Ludwig van Beethoven
3rd Symphony “Eroica” (arranged for 12 players by T. Nurk)
“Coriolan Overture” (arranged for 12 players by T. Nurk)
“SOLOISTS’ SYMPHONY — BEETHOVEN SPECIAL” is the new part of the serial “Soloists’ Symphony” the LAB Orchestra started in the beginning of 2014. In the first concert of the serial in January the orchestra played also a version of the first movement of Beethoven’s 3rd symphony; an arrangement for 12 players by Tanel Nurk (conductor and artistic leader of the LAB Orchestra). The Estonian music critic Igor Garšnek wrote about the piece: “I honestly admit I forgot that there was a chamber ensemble, not an orchestra playing. […] It sounded like the young and winged 30 years old Beethoven. […] Bravo!” Because of the positive reception by critics and audience Nurk has arranged also the following three movements of the symphony. In the upcoming Beethoven special the LAB Orchestra is going to present the result now for the first time.
Within the serial “Soloists’ Symphony” the LAB Orchestra plays extraordinary variations of famous symphonic works rewritten for chamber music. In the concerts the number of instruments is reduced to the absolute minimum. So each voice is played quasi by a soloist. Next to typical chamber music instruments there is also an accordion on stage which is rather unusual for orchestra pieces. This and the reduction of the players provide a completely new sound experience in which the symphonic pieces appear in a fresh and pure way. Inspiration for this project the LAB Orchestra got from the “Ensemble Mini” (Berlin) and their sensational “miniMahler” concerts.
Heino Eller Music School, Tubin Saal | Lossi 15, 51003 Tartu
Mustpeade Maja | Pikk tn 26, Tallinn
Tickets at the venue before the concert_ 2 € (for pupils), 5 €
L. V. BEETHOVEN// Symphony no. 3, 1st movement IN A VERSION FOR 12 PLAYERS by TANEL NURK