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The Japanese premiere of Artur Lemba's symphony

On Sunday, October 2, Artur Lemba's Symphony No. 1 will be played in the Kyoto Concert Hall. The work will be performed for the first time in Japan by the Nagomi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Masaki Imura. In addition to Lemba's work, Alexander Borodin's music will also be performed: Symphony No. 2 and "Polovtsian Dances" from the opera "Prince Igor".

Premiere of Pärt Uusberg’s new choral work

From September 30 to October 2, Estonian composer Pärt Uusberg's new work “Psalms of David” will receive its first performance at three concerts in Tallinn, Tartu and Rapla. The work will be performed by the chamber choir Voces Tallinn, conducted by the author himself.

The Arvo Pärt Days will start tomorrow

With the Arvo Pärt Days, the artistic director of the festival, Tõnu Kaljuste, would like to turn our eyes and hearts towards the people of Ukraine, saying: „Save our souls – that’s what we’re asking for during these Arvo Pärt Days, with every concert and every work. We sympathise with the Ukrainian people; the tragedy for the Ukrainians is a tragedy for us all.“

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 8. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!

Helena Tulve's new opera "Wölfe" to be premiered in Germany

The documentary nature opera "Wölfe" ("Wolves") by composer Helena Tulve will premiere on June 24 at the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin. The stage work was commissioned by the Mecklenburg State Theatre with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. According to composer Helena Tulve, the more general content of the opera is the coexistence of man and nature and the journey of inner change of the human.

ALONG THE MILKY WAY

Today, on June 14 in Tallinn, Eesti Sinfonietta together with Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale will perfom in a concert dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations in Estonia and Ukraine. The program consists of music by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pärt Uusberg and Valentin Silvestrov.

World premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür's 10th Symphony in Germany

Erkki-Sven Tüür's Symphony no. 10 “Æris” for four horns and orchestra will be premiered by the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the German Hornsound at the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum on 19 and 20 May. The orchestra is conducted by Olari Elts.

Estonian Sinfonietta celebrates the 100th anniversary of the autonomus Åland Islands with international opera production

On April 21 and 22, the opera "Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" by Karólína Eiríksdóttir will be staged at the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki. Opera is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Åland’s autonomy. The soloist ensemble includes Swedish, Finnish and Åland’s foremost opera singers.

Erkki-Sven Tüür dedicated a choral song to Ukraine

Because of the heartache about what is happening in Ukraine, composer Erkki-Sven Tüür wrote the song "To Ukraine". The work for mixed choir uses texts from the book of Isaiah and Habakkuk.

The edited scores of Artur Lemba have been published

The best chamber music of the Estonian composer Artur Lemba (1885–1963) stood in the silence of the museum for a long time among the old manuscripts; now these works are published by Estonian Music Information Centre.