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  • YXUS Ensemble brings Estonian music to the Nordwind Festival

    This week, YXUS Ensemble gives two concerts in Germany: on November 26 in Hamburg Kampnagel and November 27 in Dresden Hellerau. Concert "Synergie" program consists music of Veljo Tormis, Malle Maltis, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Galina Grigorjeva, Mirjam Tally and Arvo Pärt.
  • Dutch Vocal Ensemble TIEN will sing choral music by Estonian and Finnish composers

    On November 21 and 29, Dutch Vocal Ensemble TIEN will present an a cappella program “Laulan!” with choral gems from Estonia and Finland in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The concerts will be held on November 21 at Engelse Kerk (English Reformed Church) and November 29 at Buiksloterkerk.
  • Performances of music for silent films composed by Tõnu Kõrvits in France

    On November 19, music for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film "Jeanne d’Arc" (premiere 1928) composed by Tõnu Kõrvits will be performed in Amphithéâtre Pierre Daure in University of Caen. Kõrvits has also completed the new commission – original music for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film "Vampyr"(1932), that can be listened and watched on November 20 at the same hall.
  • Ensemble for New Music Tallinn performs a program "Silent Movie Night"

    In a collaboration between Ensemble for New Music Tallinn and the Animated Dreams film festival in Tallinn, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn presents the project Silent Movie Night. The highlights of the program is a premiere of a new animation "Bird Flu" by Estonian director Priit Tender with the premiere of its subsequent music by composer Märt-Matis Lill and an animation by world famous and highly celebrated animation director David O’Reilly with a newly written music by French composer Brice Catherin.
  • Märt-Matis Lill’s premiere in St. Petersburg

    On November 19, Märt-Matis Lill’s ensemble work "Capricorn" will be premiered in St. Petersburg Composers’ House. New work for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello will be performed by the ensemble of soloists of St Petersburg Philharmony. On November 22, Lill’s music can be listened in Poland, Katowice, where the New Music Orchestra (Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej) under the baton of Szymon Bywalec will play Lill’s piece "Fleeting Dreams" (2004).
  • Premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s „The Incantation of Tempest“

    Today, November 12, the first performance of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s „Tormiloits“ („The Incantation of Tempest“, 2004) for symphony orchestra will take place in Bayreuth Stadthalle. Work will be performed by Bamberger Symphoniker under the baton of Jakub Hrůša. The 4-minute work is dedicated to Estonian composer Veljo Tormis.
  • The U.S. tour of vocal music ensemble Heinavanker

    From November 5 to 15, vocal music ensemble Heinavanker (artistic director Margo Kõlar) will give five concerts in U.S, featuring Medieval music, Estonian sacred folk songs and mass music. The concerts will be held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, St. James Episcopal Church in Mississippi, University of Idaho in Moscow, Blufton University (Ohio) and Yale Univeristy in New Heaven (Connecticut).
  • Ensemble U: performs in U.S.

    Ensemble U: has been invited to perform at reputable Electroacoustic Music Festival „Third Practice“ in Richmond. The concet will be held on November 6 at Richmond University, featuring 4 premiers, including „The Minutes“ by Jüri Reinvere. Additionally, ensemble will also perform at Minnesota St. Cloud State University on November 3 and in Durham (North Carolina) on November 7.
  • Concert of music of Jaan Rääts at the Expo World Exhibition in Milan

    On Saturday, October 31, recital of pianist Nicolas Horvath will take place in the Gallery of Estonia at the Expo World Exhibition in Milan. The program of the concert on the closure day of the world exhibition consists of music by Jaan Rääts.
  • Premieres of two choral cycles by Tõnu Kõrvits

    On October 25, premiere of Tõnu Kõrvits’s "The Canticle of the Sun" based on the text of Saint Francis of Assisi will take place in the USA. 12-part a cappella choral work will be performed by the University of Southern Mississippi Southern Chorale under the direction of Gregory A. Fuller. In the end of next week, new choral music by Tõnu Kõrvits can be listened also in Estonia, where Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Risto Joost will perform the premiere of 9-part song cycle "Moorland Elegies" on the texts by Emily Brontë.

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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