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The Association of Estonian Professional Musicians will end its season

Tomorrow, on May 21 the Association of the Estonian Professional Musicians will end its 20th season with the concert at the Tallinn Philharmonic Society House of Blackheads. The final concert will present bright young musicians Marten Altrov (clarinet) and Johan Randvere (piano). The programme consists of the works by Ester Mägi, Lepo Sumera, and Lembit Veevo, among others. The concert starts at 7 pm.

The annual conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres taking place in Tallinn

From May 8 to 10 the annual meeting and general assembly of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia. Representatives of music information centres from 19 countries are attening the annual conference, giving presentations and participating in seminars and discussions.

Estonian Sinfonietta at the Malta International Spring Orchestra Festival

At the beginning of May, the season of Eesti Sinfonietta ended majestically at 13th Malta International Spring Orchestra Festival, where orchestra gave two concerts in Valletta. The program consisted of music by Jean Sibelius, Arturs Maskats, Alfred Schnittke, Paul Hindemith, Francis Poulenc, Karl Fiorini, Gustav Mahler, and Estonian Lepo Sumera.

Pianist Ivari Ilja celebrates his jubilee with a solo recital

On May 8 the exceptional Estonian pianist, internationally recognized artist as well as the rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Ivari Ilja celebrates his 60th birthday with a solo recital at the White Hall of the Tallinn Philharmonic Society House of Blackheads. The program will consist of works by Frédéric Chopin.

A new album of French music for clarinet has been released

In May 2019, Estonian music production company Estonian Record Productions released a brand new album of 20th century French music for clarinet, performed by clarinetist Selvadore Rähni and pianist Tuuli Rähni. The CD presents works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, and Pierre Sancan.

Helena Tulve received the LHV new music award

On May 3, the LHV new music award Au-tasu was handed out during the concert „The Forest of Sounds“ at Estonia Concert Hall as a part of the Estonian Music Days festival. This year, composer Helena Tulve with her work „In Uncharted Waters“ was given the award.

ISCM World Music Days 2019 festival is about to start!

From May 2 to 10 Estonia is honoured to host the prestigious annual contemporary music festival World Music Days initiated by the International Society for Contemporary Music.

New CD with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s music performed by organist Ulla Krigul

Estonian Music Information Centre has released Erkki-Sven Tüür’s CD „Spectrums“ where composer’s works are performed by organist Ulla Krigul togeher with Indrek Vau (trumpet), Lauri Metsvahi (percussion) and Leho Karin (cello). The CD contains series of pieces written between 1989 and 2004 and titled as "Spectrum". It is the first time the four "Spectrums" have been included in one performance on a CD.

Tõnu Kõrvits’s portrait concert „Hymn to the Blue Sky“ and birthday week in radio channel Klassikaraadio

Composer Tõnu Kõrvits celebrates his 50th birthday on April 9 in Estonia Concert Hall with his friends and creative partners: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Riho Sibul (guitar), Ulla Krigul (organ), Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Lena Willemark (vocal) and conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. Concert will be live broadcast in Klassikaraadio that celebrates composer's birthday with a special programme from April 8 to 13.

Estonian Music Information Centre is on winter vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on winter vacation from December 22 till January 6. Orders will be fulfilled from January 7. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!