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  • 3rd Digital Composition Contest for school students

    Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School Didactics of Arts announces the 3rd Digital Composition Contest for school students. Deadline is March 28, 2016.
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s orchestral piece on tour in Australia, performance of Piano Concerto in Romania

    Erkki-Sven Tüür’s cycle for strings "Action. Passion. Illusion" (1993) is in the program of ACO Collective tour in Australia from February 4 to 19. Under the baton of Pekka Kuusisto 11 concerts will be given in different cities of Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane. Tüür’s Piano Concerto (2006) will be performed by pianist Mihkel Poll with the Filarmonica Oltenia on February 26 in Craiova, Romania.
  • MustonenFest 2016 to begin

    Festival under the direction of Andres Mustonen will take place from January 29 to February 6 in Tallinn and other cities of Estonia. Festival guests are State Choir Latvija, Boris Berezovsky (piano, Russia), Serbian Byzantine Choir, Giora Feidman Trio (Israel), Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi and Keren Hadar (soprano, Israel).
  • Annual Prizes of the Estonian Choral Association

    On January 23, Estonian Choral Association announced the annual prizes of choir and wind music in Estonia Concert Hall. Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir (conductor Hirvo Surva) was recognised The Choir of the Year 2015 for successful performance at the international choir festival „Tallinn 2015“, participation in five large-scale works and 55 performances in National Opera. Oonurme Mixed Choir (conductors Ants Üleoja and Keio Soomelt) was also selected as the Choir of the Year for the contribution to the cultural space.
  • Dutch Vocal Ensemble TIEN will once again sing Estonian and Finnish choral music

    Tomorrow, On January 9, Dutch Vocal Ensemble TIEN will once again present an a cappella program „Laulan!” with choral gems from Estonia and Finland in Zeist, The Netherlands. The concert will be held at Sionskrk, conducted by Felix van den Homberg.
  • Pärnu Contemporary Music Days

    Pärnu Contemporary Music Days 2016 explores connections between word and music from three aspects: written word and music, revelational word and music, and spoken word and music.
  • Premiere of Liisa Hirsch in the USA

    On December 19, Liisa Hirsch’s "Four Glides" (2015) for projection and 8 players will be premiered in New York. Piece will be performed by the new music collective S.E.M. Ensemble (artistic director and conductor Petr Kotik) at its traditional holiday concert in Paula Cooper Gallery, where the evening features contemporary works along with rarely heard early music.
  • Premiere of Arvo Pärt’s „Kleine Litanei“ in Vienna

    Tomorrow, on December 10, the world premiere of Arvo Pärt’s „Kleine Litanei“ for mixed choir will take place in St. Virgil’s Chapel in Vienna. New piece will be performed by Arnold Schönberg Choir under the direction of Erwin Ortner. The piece was commissioned by the Wien Museum for the reopening of St Virgil’s Chapel, the text of the piece consists of traditional payers compiled by the composer himself.
  • Concert „Exciting World of Sounds“

    On December 9 at 4 pm, audiovisual concert „Exciting World of Sounds“ will take place in Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School. Program consists of electronic compositions & sound design/audiovisual works by students of Tallinn University and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as well as works by Tallinn University school students' Digital Composition Contest winners.
  • Tõnu Kõrvits’s composer recital in the series „Portrait“

    On December 11 at 7 pm, Tallinn Philharmonic Society’s series „Portrait“ presents composer Tõnu Kõrvits. Music will be performed by Kirsi Tilk (guitar), Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Madis Metsamart (vibraphone), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kaspars Putninš. Conversation with composer will be carried by musicologist Evi Arujärv.