With the Arvo Pärt Days, the artistic director of the festival, Tõnu Kaljuste, would like to turn our eyes and hearts towards the people of Ukraine, saying: „Save our souls – that’s what we’re asking for during these Arvo Pärt Days, with every concert and every work. We sympathise with the Ukrainian people; the tragedy for the Ukrainians is a tragedy for us all.“
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The documentary nature opera "Wölfe" ("Wolves") by composer Helena Tulve will premiere on June 24 at the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin. The stage work was commissioned by the Mecklenburg State Theatre with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. According to composer Helena Tulve, the more general content of the opera is the coexistence of man and nature and the journey of inner change of the human.
Today, on June 14 in Tallinn, Eesti Sinfonietta together with Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale will perfom in a concert dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations in Estonia and Ukraine. The program consists of music by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pärt Uusberg and Valentin Silvestrov.
Erkki-Sven Tüür's Symphony no. 10 “Æris” for four horns and orchestra will be premiered by the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the German Hornsound at the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum on 19 and 20 May. The orchestra is conducted by Olari Elts.
Estonian Sinfonietta celebrates the 100th anniversary of the autonomus Åland Islands with international opera production
On April 21 and 22, the opera "Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" by Karólína Eiríksdóttir will be staged at the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki. Opera is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Åland’s autonomy. The soloist ensemble includes Swedish, Finnish and Åland’s foremost opera singers.
Because of the heartache about what is happening in Ukraine, composer Erkki-Sven Tüür wrote the song "To Ukraine". The work for mixed choir uses texts from the book of Isaiah and Habakkuk.
The best chamber music of the Estonian composer Artur Lemba (1885–1963) stood in the silence of the museum for a long time among the old manuscripts; now these works are published by Estonian Music Information Centre.
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 and others. The festival theme is "Upside Down".
Ülo Krigul’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra will be premiered in Lithuania at a concert dedicated to the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
On February 24, a concert dedicated to the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will be held at the Kaunas State Philharmonic, where Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Erki Pehk. Soloists are young talents violinist Dalia Kuznecovaite (Lithuania) and cellist Kristaps Bergs (Latvia). The concert will feature the premiere of Ülo Krigul's Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra "Cloudworks".