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Artistic Advisor of the Kymi Sinfonietta

The Kymi Sinfonietta has appointed conductor Olari Elts as its Artistic Advisor as of January 1, 2018. The agreement is for three years with a further option. Olari Elts is an internationally esteemed, versatile conductor active in various genres of the arts and known for his innovative programming.

24 November 2017

Stepping in at Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Olari Elts will step in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra this week, conducting the magnificent Turangalîla-Symphonie by Messiaen.
23 October 2017

Midsummer Night's Dream at Konzerthaus Berlin

On the 6th of October Olari Elts conducts the German premiere of a special production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
6 October 2017

Olari at the Paris Presence Festival

Olari Elts is conducting Orchester National de France in a very special programme as part of the Presence Festival.
16 February 2017

New recording released!

The new Brahms-Glanert: Four Serious Songs, etc. recording is now released. The disc, by Ondine, features Brahms-Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs, Detlev Glanert: Distant Land (Music with Brahms for Orchestra) and Brahms-Berio: Op. 120 No. 1 (Clarinet Sonata No. 1 for clarinet and orchestra by Luciano Berio).
30 January 2017

Olari Elts makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Olari Elts makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. With a programme of Rachmaninoff Die Toteninsel, Prokofiev piano concerto No.2 with Olli Mustonen at the piano and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, Olari Elts will conduct the orchestra in three concerts this week, on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
18 January 2017

Olari Elts Conducts Mahler’s Symphony of the Thousands

Maestro Elts worked with 3 choirs, an international cast of singers and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, also known as the Symphony of the Thousands.

4 July 2016

Maestro Elts to Conduct Mendelssohn’s Complete Midsummer’s Night Dream

Olari Elts joins forces with NO99 theatre the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and girls’ choir Ellerhein to stage Mendelssohn’s Midsummer’s Night Dream in its rarely heard entirety. Nine performances with the full play are planned through summer 2016 at the Estonia Concert Hall.

30 May 2016

Dvořák and Glanert Bring Olari Elts Back to Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Olari Elts returns to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with a new program featuring Dvořák and Glanert on February 26.
25 February 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Olari Elts will conduct a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream this June.
25 January 2016

Olari Elts' latest CD release

Released in October 2014, Olari Elts’ latest recording by the Ondine label has received critical acclaim.
17 June 2015

A northerly opera production

Olari Elts celebrates the successful opera production of Eugene Onegin in Norway.
7 March 2015