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Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 4th of August. Information about the concerts in July can be found in our Calendar of Music Events. We will start fulfilling music store orders from August 5. Scores in PDF format paid by credit card will be automatically delivered to your email address. Have a beautiful summer!

Alpha Classics releases Jüri Reinvere’s album “Ship of Fools“ by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Järvi

This week, Alpha Classics releases Paavo Järvi’s latest album with the Estonian Festival Orchestra. “Ship of Fools” is dedicated to leading Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere, and three of his recent works, all of which were premiered in Pärnu by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and Järvi Chamber Academy.

Estonian Sinfonietta's final concert of the season "Colorful Silence"

The Estonian Sinfonietta will end its season on May 19 at 5 p.m. in the White Hall of Tallinn House of Blackheads with the concert "Colorful silence", where Robert Jürjendal's "Gamma" for electric guitar and chamber orchestra will be premiered.

The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich released a box set with Mendelssohn's symphonies under the direction of Paavo Järvi

The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, conducted by Paavo Järvi, released a four-disc set on Alpha Classics with recordings of all Mendelssohn's symphonies as well as the Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night's Dream). The first recordings were made in the spring of 2021 during the pandemic, in the interim venue Tonhalle Maag. The last recordings were made in January 2023 in the magnificently renovated historic Tonhalle Zürich.

The Program for Baltic & Estonian Music Days 2024 "Umwelt" Revealed

Estonia’s largest festival of premieres – Estonian Music Days – will be held entirely in Tartu, the European Capital of Culture. For 2024, the significant showcase of contemporary local music will extend its reach to include new compositions from Latvia and Lithuania, under the expanded title Baltic & Estonian Music Days. The theme of this year’s festival is "Umwelt", the artistic directors are Märt-Matis Lill, Helena Tulve and Timo Steiner.

The concert "Currents" in the Arvo Pärt Centre will feature several premieres

On Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m., several works will be premiered at the Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa. Performers are Monika Mattiesen (flutes) and Michael Wendeberg (piano, Germany).

Arvo Pärt’s music will sound for four days in Dortmund, Germany

From 15 to 18 February, the festival “Zeitinsel Arvo Pärt”, dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s oeuvre, will take place at the Dortmund Concert Hall. During the festival, visitors can explore an exhibition curated by the Arvo Pärt Centre and participate in a discussion on themes around Pärt and his work.

Marianna Liik Represents Estonia at the World New Music Days in Faroe Islands

This year, a committee consisting of international experts chose Marianna Liik to represent Estonia in the Faroe Islands with the work "Out of Breath" (2018) for violin, cello and electronics at the World New Music Days festival organized by the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM).