Introduction

Tak klid! – Calm down! This piece by Czech composer Miroslav Srnka is based on the letters of the composer Leoš Janáček to his young muse Kamila and his wife Zdeňka. The themes of these love stories involving a love triangle are also echoed in Antonín Dvořák's Othello overture and Richard Strauss's Rosenkavalier Suite, which does not calm down but instead surrenders to the vortices of successive intoxicating waltzes.

Our evening’s conductor Nuno Coelho and cello soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan are both young artists who have claimed victory in international competitions. Armenian cello virtuoso Hakhnazaryan, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, interprets Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto, which the composer dedicated to his mentor, cello legend Mstislav Rostropovich.

Artists

Nuno Coelho
conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan
cello

Programme

    19:00
    Antonín Dvořák
    Othello, overture
    Witold Lutosławski
    Cello concerto
    Miroslav Srnka
    Tak klid
    21:00
    Richard Strauss
    Rosenkavalier Suite
Series IV
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Nuno Coelho
Narek Hakhnazaryan
Antonín Dvořák
Othello, overture
Witold Lutosławski
Cello concerto
Miroslav Srnka
Tak klid
Richard Strauss
Rosenkavalier Suite