Arvo Pärt’s work will be in dialogue with many composers at the Pärt Days concerts taking place from September 2 to 11, 2023. Pärt – Saint-Saëns; Pärt – Tormis; Pärt – Kõrvits; Pärt – Tüür; Pärt – Lang. However, Arvo Pärt’s birthday concert on September 11 will feature only his own work. You can take part in the Arvo Pärt Days by visiting churches and performance venues all over Estonia: Pärnu, Narva, Viljandi, Paide, Rapla, Tartu, Viimsi, Tallinn and Laulasmaa.
Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 30th of July. Find the information about concerts in July from our Calendar of Music Events. EMIC Music Shop orders will be fulfilled from August 7. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!
„Kratt“ – new album on Alpha Classics compiles works by Eduard Tubin, Witold Lutosławski and Grażyna Bacewicz recorded live at the Pärnu Music Festival
For their latest recording on Alpha Classics (release date 23 June), Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra celebrate composers from Estonia and Poland. The two nations were closely connected by their history and the corridor imposed on them by 20th-century occupation, which resulted in strong musical ties.
Eesti Sinfonietta welcomes its new concertmaster!
Concert dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations will be held in St. John's Church in Tallinn
On Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m., a concert „Along the Milky Way“ dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations will be held in St. John's Church in Tallinn. Works of Arvo Pärt, Galina Grigorjeva, Tõnu Kõrvits and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki will be performed by the soloists of the Estonian Sinfonietta.
On May 21 at 5 p.m., the Estonian Sinfonietta will play the music of the Viennese classic Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the new classic, composer Arnold Schönberg, in the Tallinn House of the Blackheads.
For ten days from 12 to 21 July Estonia’s summer capital will be filled with the buzz and love of music-making. The 2023 Pärnu Music Festival brings legendary violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman to Estonia and Neeme Järvi will conduct the festival’s opening concert. Paavo Järvi leads the Estonian Festival Orchestra in four concerts and Kristjan Järvi returns with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
Estonian Classical Album of the Year 2023 was revealed. It is the album "Estonian Premieres" recorded by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi, released by Alpha Classics.
The Pärnu City Orchestra will give a generous concert of works by Mihkel Kerem under the direction of conductor Mikk Murdvee. With violinist Triin Ruubel-Lilleberg as the soloist, Kerem's first major instrumental concerto - the Violin Concerto - will be performed. The recently composed Cello Concerto (2020), in which Canadian-born Dutch cellist Willem Stam will perform as a soloist, will have its world premiere. The evening will be concluded with Kerem’s Symphony No. 6.