Having a famous conducting father and brother didn't stop Estonian-born and American-raised Kristjan Järvi from choosing the same profession. On June 10-12, he makes his National Symphony Orchestra debut in a program of works he selected to reflect who he is, and what he does. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie joins him for Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür's "Magma" symphony in the program, which also includes Grieg's Lyric Suite, Bernstein's Candide Overture and Suite, and Duke Ellington's Harlem. Just off the plane from conducting the São Paulo State Symphony, Järvi spoke with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about his life, and choosing to forgo the piano for the podium.
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