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  • Ülo Krigul and Maria Kõrvits were successful at the International Rostrum of Composers

    "Langedes ülespoole, taeva kaarjasse kaussi" ("falling up into the bowl of sky") by young Estonian composer Maria Kõrvits (b. 1987) achieved the first prize in the category of composers under 30 at the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Wroclaw, from May 16 to 21, 2016. Ülo Krigul’s "Vesi ise" for mixed choir and phonogram gained the 2nd place in the general category.
  • Concert series „Mozart & Pärt“ in Los Angeles

    In the course of May, several concerts connected with the music of Arvo Pärt take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall, the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, four concerts will be given together with Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
  • U.S. premiere of Jonas Tarm’s „Refugee at Sea“

    „Refugee at Sea“, a work for string orchestra, will premiere in the United States on May 21 in New York City. It will be performed by the Camerata Notturna orchestra and conductor Kyle Ritenauer. The performance is May 21, 2016, at 2 p.m., Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church at Lincoln Center. The performance stems from Jonas’ winning of Camerata Notturna’s inaugural composition competition.
  • Concert of Jaan Rääts’s music in Strasbourg

    On May 25, French pianist Nicolas Horvath will give a concert in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Concert marks the opening of the Estonian Chairmanship in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Pianist has selected only Jaan Rääts’s music into the program.
  • Mozartfest at Tallinn Philharmonic Society

    Two concerts dedicated to Mozart will take place in Tallinn House of Blackheads: „Songs by Mozart and Salieri“ on May 5 and „Season Finale“ on May 7. The first concert will feature Kädy Plaas-Kala (vocal, commentaries), Urmas Vulp (violin), Marje Lohuaru (piano, commentaries) and Kristel Pappel (commentaries). On May 7, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon) under the baton of Risto Joost will make the first performance of Tõnu Kõrvits’s Bassoon Concerto "Rain´s Songs to the Rainbow".
  • Soprano Katrin Targo was successful in the solo competition in the U.S.

    Estonian soprano Katrin Targo living in Vienna won the third place at the 39th Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition in New York. The competition was organised by Oratorio Society of New York.
  • Estonian Music Days to begin

    This year’s theme of the annual festival promoting Estonian composers’ new works is „Green Sound?” and will take place from April 7–16. During the festival, audiences will hear more than 30 premieres of brand new compositions. As an innovation, the LHV Bank is sponsoring a new composition award called Au-tasu. Additionally, some of the concerts will take place in Viimsi for the first time in the festival’s history.
  • ECM will release Tõnu Kõrvits’s CD „Mirror“

    Next week, Tõnu Kõrvits’s new CD „Mirror“ will be released by record label ECM. Kõrvits’s music is performed by singer Kadri Voorand, cellist Anja Lechner, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste.
  • Olari Elts conducts Erkki-Sven Tüür’s music in France, Portugal and Finland

    In March, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s works will be performed by conductor Olari Elts, Orchestre National de Lyon, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Arcis Saxophon Quartett and others in London, Lyon, Munich, Espoo and Porto.
  • Kadri-Ann Sumera’s recital of Estonian music

    On February 18, pianist Kadri-Ann Sumera will play a program of Estonian music in Darmstadt Akademie für Tonkunst at the contemporary music festival Zeitströme. Concert entitled as Hymnus an den Wind presents works by Raimo Kangro, Lepo Sumera, Eduard Tubin, Tõnu Kõrvits, Mari Vihmand, Kristjan Kõrver and Ester Mägi.

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Kõrvits, Tõnu
Kreek’s Notebook, for mixed choir and string orchestra
Grigorjeva, Galina
In Paradisum, for mixed choir
Rannap, Rein
Piano Music, for piano
Uusberg, Pärt
Õhtu ilu (Beauty of the Evening), for mixed choir