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Aare Tammesalu and Irina Zahharenkova to perform in Italy

Cellist Aare Tammesalu and pianist Irina Zahharenkova will perform in Carinola, Italy, on September 10 and 11. In addition to works by Estonian composers Mirjam Tally, Andrus Kallastu and Arvo Pärt, the program also include music by Fryderyk Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn, Luigi Boccherini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Philippe Rameau and Maurice Ravel.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s 95th season starts on September 10 with the opening concert of the season

The 95th season of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra begins on September 10 with a grand opening concert, where Elis Hallik's new work "Firehearted" will be premiered. It will be introduced by a pre-concert starting at 6 pm and the "Symphonic Lunch" the day before. For a new season, ENSO's chief conductor and artistic director Olari Elts has invited the world's top soloists and conductors to Estonia. In addition, Elts introduces two new topics in the program selection: mental health and environmentally conscious behavior.

Arvo Pärt Days begin today

With the traditional Arvo Pärt Days starting today, the Nargenfestival celebrates Arvo Pärt's birthday. This year, the festival will reach churches and concert halls all over Estonia. The performers will be Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis, Ralph van Raat and Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam.

Concert of Estonian orchestral music in Finland

The string ensemble of the Oulu Symphony Orchestra will give a concert „Baltic Sea Moment” in the Madetoja Hall of the Oulu Music Center on August 26. Programme consists of music by Heino Eller, Lepo Sumera, Jaan Rääts, Ester Mägi and Arvo Pärt.

Concert tour „Heino Eller. Estonian Elegy“ under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste

This week, Tõnu Kaljuste and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra will start the concert tour „Heino Eller. Estonian Elegy”, bringing the music of a beloved composer to the small places of Estonia. The opening concert will take place on Thursday, August 12 at 7.30 pm in Kambja St. Martin’s Church in Tartu County.

New vinyl „Seasons in Songs“ with music by Veljo Tormis

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) has released a new recording – vinyl „Seasons in Songs”, which is based on the works of Estonian great choral master Veljo Tormis (1930 –2017). On this recording, the celebrated Estonian musicians – vocal soloist Liisi Koikson, jazz pianist Kristjan Randalu and the EPCC – perform the arrangements of Tormis’ less known vocal works. The new sound, electronic background and choral arrangements are written by Ülo Krigul and Sander Mölder.

The Arvo Pärt Centre’s film evenings „Pärt & Film”

From August 13 to 15, film evenings „Pärt & Film” will take place in Arvo Pärt Centre, introducing the screen works in which Arvo Pärt’s music is used. For the first time, all screenings will take place in Laulasmaa in the hall of the Arvo Pärt Center, which has been adapted into a cinema hall with modern equipment.

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 1st of August. Find the information about concerts in July from our Calendar of Music Events. EMIC Music Shop orders will be fulfilled from August 2. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!

Estonian Sinfonietta celebrtes the 100th anniversary of Åland’s autonomy with international opera production

During 2021 and 2022 The Åland Islands will celebrate 100 years of autonomy. The celebrations will be starting on June 9 and will continue on July 15 to 17 with opera performances „Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live“ by Karólína Eiríksdóttir, featuring opera singers from Finland, Sweden and Åland, the Estonian Sinfonietta and conductor Anna-Maria Helsing.

Premiere of Jüri Reinvere's orchestral work in Germany

Jüri Reinvere’s new orchestral work “Maria Anna, wach, im Nebenzimmer” will be premiered on three evenings at the Bamberg Concert Hall as part of the Mozartfest Würzburg. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Andris Nelsons.