Calendar of Music Events


The Golden Age of Spain

Hortus Musicus

Rapla Church Music Festival. OPERA GALA

Rapla International Summer Academy singers. The program includes well-known arias, solo songs etc.

Pärnu Music Festival. Paavo Järvi & Estonian Festival Orchestra

Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi, soloist Ksenija Sidorova (accordion). Programme: Mägi, Kõrvits (premiere), Bizet

In memoriam Ivo Sillamaa

Hortus Musicus

Rapla Church Music Festival. LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS ​

Maarjamaa Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Karmen Puis (mezzo-soprano), Germán Gholami, (tenor, Spain), Tadas Motiečius (accordion, Lithuania), Evelin Uue (cello), conductor Lilyan Kaiv. Program: Schönberg, Saint-Saëns, Bacalov

Pärnu Music Festival. Paavo Järvi & Estonian Festival Orchestra

Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi, soloist Hans Christian Aavik (violin). Programme: Mägi, Bruch, Bizet

Pärnu Music Festival. The Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments

The programme created by Hans Christian Aavik to present the instruments of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments exudes an interplay of innovation, vitality, virtuosity and rhythms. The concert programme combines contemporary music with well-known masterpieces. This time, special attention is paid to chamber music, highlighting the collective brilliance of the foundation’s musicians.

Pärnu Music Festival. Teachers of Järvi Academy

Programme: Janáček, Bruch

Pärnu Music Festival. Night Concert

Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Henri Christofer Aavik, soloist Maarika Järvi (flute). Programme: Ives, Eller, Piazolla, Weinberg, Foote, Silvestrov

Philip Glass / Allen Ginsberg „Hydrogen Jukebox“

Music director and conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste. Director and video artist: Veiko Tubin. Cast: Ivo Uukkivi, Heldur Harry Põlda, Iris Oja, Karis Trass, Maria Listra, Raiko Raalik, and Tamar Nugis.

Pärnu Music Festival. Pärnu Music Festival Gala

Artists from Estonian Festival Orchestra. Programme: Ewald, Smetana, M. Kõrvits (premiere), T. Kõrvits

Philip Glass / Allen Ginsberg „Hydrogen Jukebox“

Music director and conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste. Director and video artist: Veiko Tubin. Cast: Ivo Uukkivi, Heldur Harry Põlda, Iris Oja, Karis Trass, Maria Listra, Raiko Raalik, and Tamar Nugis.

Pärnu Music Festival. Järvi Academy Closing Concert

Pärnu City Orchestra and Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra, soloist Tähe-Lee Liiv (piano).

Pärnu Music Festival. Children’s concert

Philip Glass / Allen Ginsberg „Hydrogen Jukebox“

Music director and conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste. Director and video artist: Veiko Tubin. Cast: Ivo Uukkivi, Heldur Harry Põlda, Iris Oja, Karis Trass, Maria Listra, Raiko Raalik, and Tamar Nugis.

Musical Moment

Andres Kaljuste (violin), Sophia Rahman (piano). Program: violin and piano music by Heino Eller

Pärnu Music Festival. Final concert I

Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi, soloist Alisa Weilerstein (cello). Programme: Tulve (premiere), Elgar, Mendelssohn

Organ Night and Aria Festival: The Deer’s Cry – Vox Clamantis

Program: Kreek, Saar, Pärt, Tulve

Pärnu Music Festival. Final concert II

Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi, soloist Kirill Gerstein (piano)

NHKSO Concert in Toyama

Rio Arai (violin), NHK Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska (conductor)

Saaremaa Opera Festival. CARMEN FLAMENCO

Catalonian Opera / Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Saaremaa Opera Festival. Puccini. TOSCA

Catalonian Opera/ Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Saaremaa Opera Festival. CARMEN FLAMENCO

Catalonian Opera / Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Ulla Krigul (organ) and Virgo Veldi (saxophone)

Ulla Krigul (organ), Virgo Veldi (saxophone). Programmed among others are Tõnu Kõrvits and Galina Grigorjeva

Saaremaa Opera Festival. OPERA LOUNGE

Opera, wine and tapas

Marcel Johannes Kits (cello) and Rasmus Andreas Raide (piano)

Marcel Johannes Kits (cello), Rasmus Andreas Raide (piano)

Saaremaa Opera Festival. Puccini. MANON LESCAUT

Catalonian Opera/Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Israel in Egypt. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Haapsalu Festival Choir and soloists, Haapsalu Festival Baroque Orchestra, Lodewijk van der Ree (choirmaster, Netherlands/Estonia), Stephen Layton (conductor, UK)

Rebirth of cembalo d’amore. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Anna-Liisa Eller (Estonian chromatic kannel, folk kannel, arpanetta), Taavi Kerikmäe (cembalo d’amour)

Saaremaa Opera Festival. Verdi. IL TROVATORE

Catalonian Opera / Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Ensemble Floridante 10. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Maria Valdmaa (soprano), soloists of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and Floridante

Saaremaa Opera Festival. OPERA LOUNGE

The Impresarios

Cembalo d’amore presentation. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Keyboard player Taavi Kerikmäe presents a commissioned instrument cembalo d’amore, made by Latvian master maker Kaspars Putriņš in his workshop, based on original drawings by Johann Mattheson. The cembalo d’amore is a member of the clavichord family, however, its body constitutes of two clavichords in total length of three metres.

Hotto Concert

Alexandra Dovgan (piano), NHK Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska (conductor). Programmed among others is Heino Eller

Bach – Crossing borders. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Angela Ambrosini (sopran-nyckelharpa, Italy/Germany), Marco Ambrosini (alto-nyckelharpa, Italy/Germany), Anna-Liisa Eller (kannel), Valentin Cointot (bass-nyckelharpa, France), Eva-Maria Rusche (harpsichord, Germany)

Saaremaa Opera Festival. OPERA GALA

Catalonian Opera/Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

La Grande Chapelle. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens (conductor)

Saaremaa Opera Festival. OPERA LOUNGE

The Impresarios

Saaremaa Opera Festival. LET’S PLAY MAGIC FLUTE

A fun and adventurous short version of W.A. Mozart’s “Magic Flute” with Estonian lyrics.

Ancient music – young players. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

A joyful solo and chamber music program, proudly presented by historically informed young players from all over Estonia on various keyboard and string instruments.

Trio Sfacciato. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

Lisanne Altrov (baroque violin), Hannah Stoellger (baroque cello, Austria), Piibe Talen (harpsichord)

Finnish Baroque Orchestra soloists. Haapsalu Early Music Festival XXXI

The Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) has been both an innovator and leader in the early music scene since its inception in 1989.

Summer Concert of the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra 2024

Soloists Annely Peebo, Monika-Evelin Liiv, Sandra Laagus, Karmen Puis, Simo Breede, Rasmus Kull, Aksel Vürst (clarinet), Minna Vürst (flute), Marta Mutso (violin). Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, Vanemuine Opera Choir. Conductors Risto Joost, Endel Nõgene, Kasper Joel Nõgene. Host Karol Kuntsel. Programmed among others is Eino Tamberg, Tõnis Kaumann, Eduard Tubin, Raimond Valgre

Prom 14: Beethoven, Bruckner and Tüür

Yunchan Lim (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi (conductor). Programmed among others is Erkki-Sven Tüür

NHKSO Hotto Concert in Tottori

Alexandra Dovgan (piano), NHK Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska (conductor). Programmed among others is Heino Eller

Harald Trass (guitar)

Harald Trass (guitar), Karl Jõgi (violin), Siret Sui (flute). Programmed among others is René Eespere

Égersis: Let the marimba speak

Tanel-Eiko Novikov (percussion)

Karl Jõgi (violin)

Karl Jõgi (violin), Oskar Abel Valand Halvorsen (piano, Norway). Programmed among others is Erkki-Sven Tüür

Tradition 2

Hans Christian Aavik (violin), Triinu Piirsalu (violin), Karolina Aavik (piano)

Universe of Strings

Paulina Andrejeva (zither), Miia Polding (zither). Program: René Eespere, Urmas Sisaski, Philip Glass etc

Annabel Soode (soprano)

Annabel Soode (soprano) , Kärt Ruubel (piano). Programmed among others is Georg Jakob Salumäe

1. Sinfoniekonzert

Filippo Lombardi (trumpet), Bastian Robben (trombone), Oldenburg State Orchestra (Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester), Hendrik Vestmann (conductor). Programmed among others is Heino Eller

1. Sinfoniekonzert

Filippo Lombardi (trumpet), Bastian Robben (trombone), Oldenburg State Orchestra (Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester), Hendrik Vestmann (conductor). Programmed among others is Heino Eller

Orchestre Français des Jeunes / Elisabeth Leonskaja / Kristiina Poska

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Kristiina Poska (conductor)

Orchestre Français des Jeunes / Elisabeth Leonskaja / Kristiina Poska

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Kristiina Poska (conductor)

Gastspiel in Wiesbaden

Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi (conductor)

Season Opening Concert of the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra

Soloists Elena Bražnik (NO Estonia), Kadri Kõrvek (NO Estonia), Silja Aalto (Finland), Annely Peebo, Kai Rüütel-Pajula, Tuomas Katajala (Finland), Ain Anger et al. Vanemuine Opera Choir, State Choir Latvija, University Of Tartu Chamber Choir, Tartu Boys’ Choir, Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, Risto Joost (conductor)

Gastspiel in Wiesbaden

Bruce Liu (piano), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi (conductor)

Orchestre Français des Jeunes / Elisabeth Leonskaja / Kristiina Poska

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Kristiina Poska (conductor)

Season Opening Concert of the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra

Soloists Elena Bražnik (NO Estonia), Kadri Kõrvek (NO Estonia), Silja Aalto (Finland), Annely Peebo, Kai Rüütel-Pajula, Tuomas Katajala (Finland), Ain Anger et al. Vanemuine Opera Choir, State Choir Latvija, University Of Tartu Chamber Choir, Tartu Boys’ Choir, Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, Risto Joost (conductor)

Season Opening: Great Chamber Music

Estonian Wind Quintet: Heili Rosin-Leivategija (flute), Soo-Young Lee (clarinet), Guido Gualandi (oboe), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), Jürnas Rähni (horn). Strings: Hans Christian Aavik (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Indrek Leivategija (cello), Regina Udod (double bass). Programmed among others is Lepo Sumera