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Tallinn Chamber Orchestra will be touring in Europe

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Risto Joost. Photo by Kaupo Kikkas

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra will be touring in Europe from January 29 to February 5. The orchestra will be conducted by Risto Joost and Tõnu Kaljuste.

On January 29 and 30, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Kulturhauz Dornbirn in Austria and the Ragenhaus in Bruneck, South Tyrol. Risto Joost leads the orchestra in Arvo Pärt’s „Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten“, „Fratres“, Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor with Carolin Widmann as a soloist, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Symphonic Serenade in B-flat major, Op. 39.

On February 5, Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem will join the orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. The programme consists of Brahems’ music from an album „Souvenance“ released by ECM in 2014. The album also includes arrangments by Tõnu Kõrvits. The concert conducted by Joost also features Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet), Björn Meyer (double bass) and François Couturier (piano).

Tõnu Kaljuste will conduct the portrait concert of Arvo Pärt at the Elbphilharmonie on February 3. The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra together with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will perform several of  Pärt’s best-known and most important works, including „Te Deum“, „Adams lament“, and „Fratres“ with Harry Traksmann as a soloist. The concert is a part of the „Reflektor“ concert series which is curated by Manfred Eicher and marks the 50th anniversary of the ECM label.

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