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Estonian music and musicians in Malta and St. Petersburg

Aare Tammesalu

  Andres Uibo


Aare Tammesalu (cello) and Andres Uibo (organ) participate in Malta International Organ Festival. Their concerts take place on November 22 in Jesus of Nazareth Chapel in Xagħra, Gozo and November 24 in Bir Miftuħ Medieval Chapel in Gudja. Program includes Artur Kapp’s Prelude for cello and organ, Ester Mägi’s Psalm for cello and organ as well as works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Bruch, Benedetto Marcello and Matthias Weckmann. The 3rd Malta International Organ Festival takes place from November 19 to December 9, its artistic director is Joseph Lia.

Ensemble Resonabilis (Kristi Mühling – kannel, Tarmo Johannes – flute, Aare Tammesalu – cello) performs on November 26 in the 28th „Sound Ways” International New Music Festival in St. Petersburg. Concert in St. Petersburg House of Composers presents Estonian contemporary music: Helena Tulve’s „Silmaja“, Jüri Reinvere’s „Ricordanza“, Galina Grigorjeva’s „Quasi niente“, Mirjam Tally’s „Birds for Company“, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes’s „Changeable“ and Tõnu Kõrvits’s „Solano“. Concert after that will be given by Ensemble Sound Ways, who among other pieces perform also Marianna Liik’s „Irregular Pearl III“ and Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes’s „Lovesong“. „Sound Ways“ titled also as a „festival of premieres“ takes place from November 18–27 and is dominated by music from the Baltic region. Festival’s artistic director is Alexander Radvilovich.

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