CELEBRATING
THE 85th BIRTHDAY OF

NEEME JÄRVI
with
PAAVO JÄRVI
KRISTJAN JÄRVI
ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
BALTIC SEA PHILHARMONIC
TALLINN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
and guest soloists
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­­­­This summer celebrates the reunion of the Järvi family after a three year hiatus. Neeme Järvi returns to Estonia to celebrate his 85th birthday year and conducts the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in the opening concert; Paavo Järvi directs the Estonian Festival Orchestra in four concerts; and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic visits Pärnu for the first time, performing under the direction of Kristjan Järvi
­­­­Introducing this year’s festival, Paavo Järvi said: “In these times, when we all realise how fragile independence is, it is more meaningful than ever to return to Pärnu with family and friends and perform in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”­
­­­­Amongst this year’s friends are guest soloists, Stefan Dohr (horn) and Joshua Bell (violin) who return to the festival for performances with Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra (16 and 17 July). Pärnu also welcomes Wayne Marshall (piano) who joins the Estonian Festival Orchestra for the closing concert (22 July) and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic celebrates the iconic American composer, Philip Glass, on the occasion of his 85th birthday, with a special programme entitled “Nordic Amazonia”, directed by Kristjan Järvi (15 July).­
­­­­At the heart of every Pärnu Festival is the annual Järvi Conducting Academy Masterclasses led by Neeme, Paavo and Kristjan Järvi together with trusted ally Leonid Grin. The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra accompany this year’s students, which include the winner of the 2022 Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich Conductor’s Academy, Aivis Greters
­­­­Presenting Estonian music and musicians remains key to the festival and this year’s programme also features the world premiere of Mari Vihmand’s Triple Concerto for two flutes and bassoon (20 July). Soloists Triin Ruubel (violin) and Marcel Johannes Kits (cello) perform Brahms‘ Double Concerto with the Estonian Festival Orchestra (21 July) and Florian Donderer leads an ensemble of young Estonian string players in this year’s concert presented by the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments (18 July), of which Paavo Järvi is a founding member.­
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­­­­In the run up to this summer’s festival Alpha Classics releases “Estonian Premieres” (10 June). Featured on the new album are composers Lepo Sumera (1950 – 2000), Helena Tulve (b. 1972), Tauno Aints (1975) and Ulo Krigul (1878) in works performed and recorded by Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra at previous Pärnu Festivals.­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2022 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­All concerts will be streamed live for free on:­­­­
https://parnumusicfestival.tv/pmf­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Wednesday 13 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Neeme Järvi
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra


Carl Stamitz: Orchestral Quartet in F Op.14 No.1
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orpheus  Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Antonin Dvořák: Serenade
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartEine Kleine Nachtmusik­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Thursday 14 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Järvi Academy Gala
Participants and teachers of Järvi Academy
Baltic Sea Philharmonic


Maurice RavelLe tombeau de Couperin
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto Dumbarton Oaks
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 68­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Friday 15 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Kristian Järvi
Baltic Sea Philharmonic


“Nordic Amazonia” – KJ 50, Philip Glass 85­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Saturday 16 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Paavo Järvi
Estonian Festival Orchestra

Soloist: Stefan Dohr (horn)

Witold LutosławskiMusique funèbre
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sunday 17 July, 12 am – Ammende Villa

Children’s Concert­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sunday 17 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Paavo Järvi
Estonian Festival Orchestra

Soloist: Joshua Bell (violin)

Witold LutosławskiMusique funèbre
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Monday 18 July, 8pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments
Soloists: Florian Donderer, Hans Christian Aavik,
Robert Traksmann, Katariina Maria Kits


Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Tuesday 19 July, 8pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Chamber Music Gala

Programme and Soloists TB­­­­­­­­­­­­
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Wednesday 20 July, 8 pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Järvi Academy Final Concert
Participants and teachers of Järvi Academy, Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra

Soloists: Maarika Järvi, Monika Mattiesen (flute),
Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon)

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Op. 120
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor
Eduard TubinPrelude Solennel
Mari Vihmand: Triple Concerto for two flutes and bassoon (premiere)­­­­­­­­­
Thursday 21 July, 8pm – Pärnu Concert Hall
Paavo Järvi
Estonian Festival Orchestra

Soloists: Triin Ruubel (violin), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello)
Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor Op. 102
Jean SibeliusLemminkäinen Legends Op. 22

Friday 22 July, 8pm – Pärnu Concert Hall
Paavo Järvi
Estonian Festival Orchestra

Soloist: Wayne Marshall (piano)
Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
George Gershwin: Concerto in F major
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends Op. 22
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Friday 22 July, 8pm – Pärnu Concert Hall

Paavo Järvi
Estonian Festival Orchestra

Soloist: Wayne Marshall (piano)

Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra
George Gershwin: Concerto in F major
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends Op. 22
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