Conductor Kristjan Järvi makes guest appearance with the National Repertory Orchestra

At 7:30pm on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, dynamic Estonian-born and American-raised conductor Kristjan Järvi will make a special guest appearance with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center (150 Adams Way). The diverse concert includes Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 with Karin Andreasen, violin and Elizabeth Breslin, viola; and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

The National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive fellowship that equips young musicians for orchestral music careers while providing the highest-level of musical experience for all stakeholders. During their summer fellowship, National Repertory Orchestra musicians also take part in the NRO's Education and Community Engagement Program, which prepares the musicians for an active role in the communities they will be serving. Career development classes such as mock auditions, contract negotiations, finance for musicians, and training in music therapy and early childhood interaction, address the often neglected extra-musical aspects of being a professional orchestra musician.

Kristjan Järvi is a unique musical personality pushing classical music borders with fresh ideas, charisma, and technical prowess. In addition to being a celebrated conductor, Mr. Järvi gives back to the music community with his innovative approach to youth outreach. He is founding conductor and music director of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic (BYP), which brings together young musicians from the ten countries that surround the Baltic Sea. With the support of former German Chancellor Schröder, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Baltic Youth Philharmonic aims to become an education and performance hub for the Baltic region. In 2009 the BYP opened Bremen Musikfest and Usedom Music Festival and toured the Baltic Sea nations. In 2010 it will return to Usedom, and will perform in Gdansk, Copenhagen, Pärnu, St. Petersburg, Riga, and Berlin.

Kristjan Järvi's name has become synonymous with artistic and cultural diversity, illustrated in his roles as artistic advisor to the Basel Chamber Orchestra and founder and music director of Absolute Ensemble. He has combined his classical roots and affinity for traditional repertoire with an infectious enthusiasm for creating original programs, and his imaginative programming has been embraced by leaders of classical, jazz, and world music spheres alike. Mr. Järvi's authentic commitment to all genres is reflected in his collaborations with Arvo Pärt, Tan Dun, John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, H.K Gruber, Renee Fleming, Joe Zawinul, Benny Andersson, Goran Bregovic, Paquito d'Rivera, Eitetsu Hayashi, and Marcel Khalife.

This year, Mr. Järvi will record Arvo Pärt's newly-commissioned orchestral and choral version of Stabat Mater with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra for Sony Classical. The culmination of a lifelong friendship between Kristjan Järvi and Arvo Pärt, the disc also includes Pärt’s Symphony No. 3 and his Cantique des degrès for choir and orchestra. Entitled Cantique, the album will be released in September 2010 in celebration of Pärt’s 75th birthday.

In 2009, Mr. Järvi released Mahler's little-known arrangement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra on Preiser Records, as well a highly praised recording of Bernstein's epic Mass on the Chandos label. In March 2010 he released Absolute Zawinul – the late Joe Zawinul's last studio recording – with the genre-bending ensemble he founded in New York in 1993, Absolute Ensemble. Other recent releases include Haydn's Paris Symphonies on Preiser and Schmidt's Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln on Chandos. Mr. Järvi has more than 25 albums to his credit, and a list of accolades that includes a Swedish Grammy for Best Opera Performance, the German Record Critics Prize for Best Album and a Grammy nomination.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7:30pm
Riverwalk Center | 150 Adams Way | Breckenridge

Program:
Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 with Karin Andreasen, violin and Elizabeth Breslin, viola
Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

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