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Estonian Music Days announced the festival program

The 43rd Estonian Music Days Festival is Estonia's largest festival of Estonian contemporary music, bringing over 20 new works to the audience by performers and top collectives including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, University of Tartu Symphony Orchestra, Ulla Krigul and Virgo Veldi, Trio '95, Ensemble of the Estonian Electronic Music Society, Irina Zahharenkova, Mari Poll-Novakovic and Momir Novakovic.
The program will include world premieres by composers: Erkki-Sven Tüür, Jüri Reinvere, Tõnu Kõrvits, Kristjan Kõrver, Maria Kõrvits, Liisa Hõbepappel, Rein Rannap, Ülo Krigul, Toivo Tulev, Galina Grigorjeva, Andrus Kallastu, Märt-Matis Lill , Tõnis Kaumann, Alisson Kruusmaa, Elo Masing, Rasmus Puur, Marianna Liik, Madli-Marje Gildemann, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes.

Estonian Music Days 2022 festival theme is “Upside Down” that raises questions: Why do we do what we do? How do we decide how we do it? Can we do turn things completely on their heads? How? And do we even need to take a different approach? We ask these important “why” and “how” questions and give composers a chance to respond with very personal and radical self-expression.

The festival also has an additional program consisting of lectures-conversations-surprises, and two important composition competitions. The submission of works for the competition "Young Composer 2022" lasts until March 11, and the works for the ”LHV Au-tasu” for new composition can be submitted until March 7.

The Estonian Music Days 2022 festival will take place from 16 to 24 April 2022 in Tallinn, Tartu, and Laulasmaa. The festival is organised by the Estonian Composers’ Union. The artistic directors of the festival are Helena Tulve and Timo Steiner, program in Tartu is curated by Märt-Matis Lill.

The Estonian Music Days program will be public on the festival website from 16 February. Tickets can be purchased at Fienta.

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