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Concerts of new Nordic music

 The concerts taking place soon in Estonian cities are part of international cooperation project Nordic Satellites, where ensembles performing in Helsinki, at the Nordic Music Days, will also perform in Baltic states and St. Petersburg. Estonian audience can listen Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Defunensemble and Ensemble U:. Stockholm Saxophone Quartet will premiere Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes’s piece Lost Motion.

Three concerts will be given by Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, who will play Ester Mägi's „Collocutio”, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Lamentatio and Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes's Lost Motion (premiere). Their program includes also music by Daniel Nelson, Catharina Backman, Jukka Koskinen and Thorsteinn Hauksson. Quartet has performed at the Estonian new music festival NYYD and has premiered over 300 new pieces including Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür. Concerts of Stockholm Saxophone Quartet will take place on October 20 at 5 pm in Pärnu Concert Hall, October 21 at 7 pm in Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, and October 22 at 7 pm in Jõhvi Concert Hall.
On October 20 at 5 pm, Defunensemble from Finland will give a concert in Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn. One member of this collective dedicated to electro-acoustic music is Estonian harpist Lily-Marlene Puusepp, one of the best Finnish new music performers of this instrument.
On October 21 at 5 pm, Ensemble U: (Estonia) concert starts in Estonia Concert Hall. Program includes 3rd part of Helena Tulve’s Rimlands, Kristjan Kõrver’s Crisis, Ansgar Beste’s Incontro concertante and Thordur Magnusson’s Quartet.

The Nordic Music Days – one of the longest continuously operating music festivals in the world – takes place from October 15 to 19 in Helsinki and bears the title ‘Parallel Societies’. On October 16, Ensemble U: together with mezzo soprano Tiina Penttinen, viola player Ulla Soinne and pianist Naoko Ichihashi will give a concert at the Helsinki Music Centre, performing music by Bo Andersen, Thordur Magnusson, Ansgar Beste and Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje. Mirjam Tally’s Birds and Shadows is in the program of Chamber Orchestra of Lapland on October 16 in Korundi House of Culture, Rovaniemi and October 17 in Temppeliaukio Church, conductor and violin soloist is John Storgårds.

Look also:
Eesti Kontsert
Nordic Music Days