12 October at 19 Pärnu Concert Hall
Soloists Johan Randvere (piano, Estonia) 
Justas Śervenikas (piano, Lithuania)
Conductor Henri Christofer Aavik

K. K. Karja “Jubilee fanfares” PREMIERE
W. A. Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat major, KV 365
F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, op. 56 “Scottish”

We’re kicking off the jubilee season with a musical kaleidoscope, and we’re looking forward to seeing what will be created by spring.

You are invited to the opening concert of the 30th season of Pärnu City Orchestra! This concert will feature piano virtuosos Johan Randvere and Justas Śervenikas (Lithuania) as soloists. The conductor is Henri Christofer Aavik, who has won the hearts of Pärnu people.


The concert will feature the premiere of Kirke Karja’s “Jubilee Fanfares”, created especially for the opening concert of the orchestra’s anniversary season. Karja’s work offers an exhilarating and exciting overture. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beautiful Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat major is renowned for its elegant melody, virtuosic piano part, and deep emotions, providing an exciting and vivid experience for every listener.

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” takes listeners on an immersive musical journey through Scotland’s picturesque landscapes and a world of historical tales inspired by the composer’s own journeys on foot. Inspired by the captivating nature and expansive deep-blue seascapes of the region, the work will enrich the concert programme and provide an unforgettable experience for all music lovers.

All (jazz) musicians have a personal relationship with the blue note – in fact, the blue note belongs to the means of expression without which jazz music would be unimaginable. To what extent this “blueness” has influenced the new work “Jubilee Fanfares” by the esteemed jazz pianist and composer Kirke Karja, is up to the listener to decide….

Pärnu City Orchestra was founded in 1994 and this year celebrates its 30th anniversary season, as it keeps classical music in the heart of the resort town. 

The only professional symphony orchestra in West-Estonia has developed and enriched the local cultural life and Estonian music culture in general, offering high quality musical experiences to the summer capital, the whole of Estonia and international audiences. 

Pärnu City Orchestra has collaborated with several prestigious festivals, performed with internationally renowned conductors and soloists as well as young up-and-coming talent, creating unforgettable musical experiences.
The orchestra’s mission is to find young musicians and offer them the opportunity to perform with a professional ensemble, and to encourage them in their career choice.

The multifaceted and creative seasons with music from many genres have offered many performances at Pärnu’s traditional events, various musical productions, and operas. In addition, many Estonian compositions have been recorded, valuing the works of domestic authors.

The orchestra’s performances have found their way onto recordings and film soundtracks, providing experiences on cinema screens and in the homes of music lovers alike. We value the creation of brilliant music and create joy with timeless music.
During the jubilee season, you are invited to experience the magic of music and discover new worlds of sound with the Pärnu City Orchestra.

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