European Orchestra Festival 2022

EOF'22 PLOVDIV

Looking back on EOF'22 -  Day 1. May 5th

In "procession" from the central festival hotel to the Roman Stadion for the opening ceremony. After welcoming speeches of president of EOFed Jüri-Ruut Kangur and honourable president Daniel Kellerhals the concert starts with a short concert of the Harju Strings from Estonia, conductor Imre Rohuväli. After a inspiring speech of Dorothy Conaghan, board member or the International Music Council, on the 5 Music Rights the concert resumes with the orchestra of the National School of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, conductor Konstantin Dobroykov. They were accompanied by a choir, impressively singing and impressively dressed. Together they perform "Karagoz Vakal, Kamatan" of the composer Georgei Andreev.

 

Looking back on EOF'22 Day 2 - May 6th

 

Three concerts in three venues. The first concert in Exhibition Hall 2019. A concert of three orchestras played there: Võru Music School Orchestra from Estonia, St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra from Hungary and Lasnamäe Music School Symphony Orchestra from Estonia. Here a short clip of the Võru Orchestra, conductor Jaan Randvere

 

 

 

EOF'22 PLOVDIV CONCERT PROGRAMS

5 May at 19.00 opening concert in Roman Stadium

Harju Strings (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Estonian folk tune - "Hiidlase lugu"
    Hugo Alfvén - "Swedish Rhapsody", arr. merle J. Isaac - Swedish rhapsody no. 1 "Midsommarvaka"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Marcus D. Dowty - Divertimento no 1, 4th movement Presto
    Gustav Holst - A Moorside Suite, 1st movement
    Karl Jenkins - "Palladio"
    Mari-Liis Valkonen - "Tulek"
    Tõnis Kõrvits - "Labajalgadi"
    Boris Kõrver - "Lõbus polka”

Symphony Orchestra of Plovdiv Music School (Bulgaria), conductor Konstantin Dobroykov

  • Sergei Prokofiev - "Leutenant Kije" Concert Suite - Selected movements

  • Felix Mendelssohn - "The Hebrides" Concert Overture

  • Georgi Andreev - “Karagoz Vakal, Kamatan”

6 May at 19.00 concert II in Exhibition Hall 2019

Võru Music School Orchestra (Estonia), conductor Jaan Randvere

  • Johann Strauss / arr. R. Meyer - Overture to „Die Fledermaus“

  • Johannes Brahms /arr. V. Ledig - Tragic Overture

  • Eduard Tubin - Estonian Dance Suite - III Setu Tants

  • Margo Kõlar - Suite no 3 from film „Nimed Marmortahvlil“ 

  • Arr. Calvin Custer - A Tribute to Henry Mancini

  • Frederick Loewe /arr. J.Whitney - My Fair Lady

St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), conductor Gábor Horvath

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "La finta giardiniera-overture"                      

  • Gustav Holst - "Brook Green Suite"                        

  • Bela Bartók - "Romanian Folk Dances"                      

  • Joseph Haydn - Symphony no. 83 „The Hen”, 4th movement Vivace

Lasnamäe Music School Sinfonietta (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Juhan Jürme, arr. Imre Rohuväli - "Rukkirääk"

  • Eugen Kapp - "Karjala-Soome tants" from ballet "Kalevi poeg"

  • Justin Hurwitz -  Music from "La-La Land"

  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto a-minor, 1st movement

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture Egmont

  • John Powell - music from film "How to Train Your Dragon

6 May at 19.00 concert III in Episcopal Basilica

Pécs Strings (Hungary), conductor Kornél Győri

  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) - Symphony No.2 in D major : Allegro, Andante, Allegro vivace  

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) -  arr. Leo Weiner - Chanson Triste - Moderato 

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - arr. Leo Weiner - Humoresque Triste - Allegretto scherzando 

  • Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) - "Piccola musica di concerto": Allegro, Andante, Scherzo, Allegro 

Põltsamaa Music School Chamber Orchestra (Estonia), conductor Hiie Taks

  • Johann  Sebastian. Bach (1685-1750) arr. Merle J.Isaac -Brandenburg No 5 in D Allegro  

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678- 1741) arr. Todd Parrish - "La Primavera"

  • Heino Eller (1887- 1970) - “Kodumaine viis” (Native Strain) 

  • Mart Saar (1882-1963)/ arr. R. Puur  “Mis need ohjad meida hoidvad?“

  • Juhan Jürme (1896 -1943) - "Rukkirääk" (Corncrake) 

  • Tõnu Kõrvits (1969) - "Lahkumine Caprilt" (Leaving the Capri) 

  • Ville-Markus Kell (1960-2014) - "Roheline" (Green)

  • Arvo Pärt (1935) - "Waltz Ukuaru"

Nordberg Strykeorkester (Norway), conductor Juliet Joplin

  • George Telemann - "Concerto for Viola in G major" - Largo, Allegro

                        Soloist: Adrian Schmidt-Cisternas 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043 - Vivace

                        Soloists: Louise Obrestad-Hofseth, Helena Sigmann Engh, Iben    

                        Malin Størksen Indrevær, Erle Nyborg Øverby and Miriam Støvne Anton 

  • Chris Thomas - Phantom Waltz

                          Soloists: Inger-Eline Katla Botilsrud and Sigurd Rongstad Löwhagen 

  • Joe Hisaishi, arr. Jen Mathers -  "Merry - Go-Round of Life" from "Howl's Moving Castle"

6 May at 19.30 concert IV in Plovdiv Regional History Museum

Chamber orchestra ARMONICO of Jāzeps Medinš Riga 1st Music School (Latvia), conductor Normunds Dregis

  • Georgs Pelēcis - Concertino bianco in C

                              piano solo Eva Blumberga 

  • Antonio Vivaldi - 2nd and 3rd part of the Concerto No. 4 in f minor, Op. 8 Winter 

                             violin solo Anisija Pokšta

Dellbrücker Symphoniker (Germany), conductor Albert Gaede

  • Georg Friedrich Händel - "Water Music" Suite no 3 in G-major

  • Jean Sibelius - "Andante Festivo" op. 117a

  • Florence Price, arr. Jakob Gaede - "Adoration"

  • Gustav Holst - "St.Paul's Suite”:  Jigg 

  • Pietro Mascagni - “Intermezzo” from "Cavalleria Rusticana”

Workshop orchestra 1: baroque, conductor Cathal Garvey (Ireland)

  • Baldassare Galuppi - Concerto a quattro no 1 G-minor; Grave e Adagio, Spiritoso, Allegro

  • Arcangelo Corelli   - Concerto Grosso in F Major op. 6 no. 2; Vivace - Allegro - Adagio, Allegro, Grave - Largo, Allegro

7 May at 12.00 Concert V, workshop orchestras, in Exhibition Hall 2019

Workshop orchestra 2: classical music, conductor Normunds Dreģis (Latvia)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Overture to “The Abduction from the Seraglio” K 384 (1756-1791)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to “Egmont” op. 84  (1770-1827)

Workshop orchestra 3b: romantic music, conductor Martin Studer (Switzerland)

Antonin Dvořák - Symphony no. 6 in D major op. 60  (1841-1904)        

  • 1st movement Allegro non tanto

  •  2nd movement Adagio

Workshop orchestra 3a: romantic music, conductor David Ramael (Belgium)

Florence B. Price - Symphony no 1 in E minor (1887-1953)          

  • 1st movement Allegro ma non troppo

7 May at 18.30 Final concert in Roman Stadium

Dellbrücker Symphoniker (Germany), conductor Albert Gaede

  • Dellbrücker Symphoniker (Germany), conductor Albert Gaede

  • Florence Price, arr. Jakob Gaede -  Adoration 

  • Gustav Holst - “St.Paul's Suite”: Jigg

 

Nordberg String Orchestra (Norway), conductor Juliet Joplin

  • George Telemann - Concerto for Viola in G major, 2nd movement - Allegro

                               Soloist: Adrian Schmidt-Cisternas 

  • Chris Thomas - Phantom Walt

                       Soloists: Inger-Eline Katla Botilsrud and Sigurd Rongstad Löwhagen 

  • Joe Hisaishi, arr. Jen Mathers -  Merry - Go-Round of Life - Howl's Moving Castle 

Võru Music School Orchestra (Estonia), conductor Jaan Randvere

  • Johannes Brahms /arr. V. Ledig - Tragic Overture

  • Eduard Tubin - Estonian Dance Suite - III Setu Tants

Harju Strings (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Marcus D. Dowty - Divertimento no 1, 4th movement Presto

  • Karl Jenkins - "Palladio"

  • Estonian folk tune - "Hiidlase lugu"

Lasnamäe Music School Sinfonietta (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Juhan Jürme, arr. Imre Rohuväli - "Rukkirääk"

  • John Powell - music from film "How to Train Your Dragon"

Põltsamaa Music School Chamber Orchestra (Estonia), conductor Hiie Taks

  • Johann  Sebastian. Bach (1685 - 1750) arr. Merle J.Isaac -  Brandenburg No 5 in D Allegro   

  • Tõnu  Kõrvits (1969) - Lahkumine Caprilt (Leaving the Capri) 

  • Ville-Markus Kell (1960-2014) - Roheline (Green) 

Estonian orchestras together, conductor Jüri-Ruut Kangur

  • Arvo Pärt (1935) - Waltz Ukuaru 

Pécs Strings (Hungary), conductor Kornél Győri

  • Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) - Piccola musica di concerto, Allegro, Andante, Scherzo, Allegro 

St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), conductor Gábor Horvath

  • Joseph Haydn - Symphony no. 83 „The Hen”, 4th movement Vivace

  • Bela Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances 

Workshop orchestra 5: Bulgarian folklore, conductor Konstantin Dobroykov (Bulgaria)

  • Georgi Andreev - “Karagoz Vakal, Kamatan”

  • Kirill Stefanov, arr. Konstantin Buradzhiev - “Rodopska impressia / Rhodopean Impression”

  • Petko Stoynov - Thracian Dances Suite, no. 2 “Ratchenitza”

Workshop orchestra 6: jazz improvisation, conductor Ari Poutiainen (Finland)

  • Ari Poutiainen - "Withstand and Stay": "Minor Aporia" - "Remain in Breeze" - "Stoneferry"

Workshop orchestra 8: film music, conductor Gerhart Drijvers (Nederlands)

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Prelude from “49th Parallel”

  • James Horner, arr John Moss - “Titanic” (suite)

  • Klaus Badelt, arr. Ted Ricketts - “Pirates of Caribbean” (suite)

  • Stefan Nilsson, arr. Gerhart Drijvers - Gabriela`s Song from “As it is in Heaven”

8 May at 12.00 Concert VII in Plovdiv Regional History Museum

Harju Strings (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Estonian folk tune - "Hiidlase lugu"
    Hugo Alfvén- "Swedish Rhapsody" arr. merle J. Isaac - Swedish rhapsody no. 1 "Midsommarvaka"

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Marcus D. Dowty - Divertimento no 1, 4th movement Presto

  • Gustav Holst - A Moorside Suite, 1st movement

  • Karl Jenkins - "Palladio"

  • Mari-Liis Valkonen - "Tulek"

  • Tõnis Kõrvits - "Labajalgadi"

  • Boris Kõrver - "Lõbus polka”

Põltsamaa Music School Chamber Orchestra (Estonia), conductor Hiie Taks

  • Johann  Sebastian. Bach (1685 - 1750) arr. Merle J. Isaac -  Brandenburg No 5 in D Allegro 

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678- 1741) arr. Todd Parrish - La Primavera 

  • Heino Eller (1887- 1970) - “Kodumaine viis” (Native Strain) 

  • Mart Saar (1882-1963)/ arr. R.Puur - “Mis need ohjad meida hoidvad?” (What those reins held us?) 

  • Juhan Jürme (1896 -1943) - Rukkirääk (Corncrake) 

  • Tõnu Kõrvits (1969) - Lahkumine Caprilt (Leaving the Capri) 

  • Ville-Markus Kell (1960-2014) - Roheline (Green) 

  • Arvo Pärt (1935) - Waltz Ukuaru 

Lasnamäe Music School Sinfonietta (Estonia), conductor Imre Rohuväli

  • Juhan Jürme, arr. Imre Rohuväli - "Rukkirääk"

  • Eugen Kapp - "Karjala-Soome tants" from ballet "Kalevipoeg"

  • Justin Hurwitz -  Music from "La-La Land"

  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto a-minor, 1st movement

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture Egmont

  • John Powell - music from film "How to Train Your Dragon"