Recordings

Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale gives two concerts in Poland

This weekend, one of the Estonian top chamber choir Collegium Musicale under its founder conductor Endrik Üksvärav will give two concerts in Poland, on November 16 at the international festival Eufonie in Warsaw and November 17 at Estonian Days in Białystok. Concert programs consist of music by Estonian composers (Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tõnu Kõrvits and others) and Polish premiere of the piece, dedicated to the choir, by Pawel Łukaszewski.

Estonian National Male Choir celebrates its 75th anniversary

From November 16 to 31, the Estonian National Male Choir will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Concerts in Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu under the chief conductor Mikk Üleoja will include music by Felix Mendelssohn, Ko Matsushita, Riho-Esko Maimets, Max Reger, Francis Poulenc, Justė Janulytė, and Giovanni Bonato.

Ensemble Una Corda premieres new works by Galina Grigorjeva and Ülo Krigul

On November 16, the contemporary music ensemble Una Corda will give a concert together with vocal soloist Andrus Kallastu at the St. Nicholas’ Church in Tallinn. Premieres by Ülo Krigul and Galina Grigorjeva, alongside the works by Raimo Kangro, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pekka Jalkanen, and live-compositions by Una Corda will be presented.

Arvo Volmer conducts the Naples Philharmonic

On November 14 and 16, Arvo Volmer will conduct the Naples Philharmonic in Naples Hayes Hall in Florida, USA.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in November

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under Kaspars Putniņš will give concerts in Estonia, Finland, South Korea, and Hong Kong during November. The concerts will feature the world premiere by Ülo Krigul as well as music by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Alfred Schnittke, Johannes Brahms, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Conference „Explaining universe – systems, humans and arts“ is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of composer Udo Kasemets

To celebrate Udo Kasemets’ 100th birthday, ensemble U: in collaboration with The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is organizing the conference „Explaining Universe – Systems, Humans and Arts”. In connection with the conference, two concerts will take place in Kanuti Gildi SAAL and The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Sound Plasma Festival in Berlin

The festival of microtonal music, the Sound Plasma Festival will be held from November 1 to 3 in at the Acker Stadt Palast in Berlin. The festival presents several performances and masterclasses and features various performers such as the Ensemble New Music Tallinn, Erik Drescher, Sonja Horlacher, Flavio Virzi, Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe, Nicholas Isherwood, and Sound Plasma international ensemble.

International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt

The International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt taking place from October 28 to November 5 in Tallinn and Tartu will feature new music ensembles from around Europe and present the music by Toshio Hosokawa, Olga Neuwirth, Rebecca Saunders, Mark Barden, Enno Poppe, Märt-Matis Lill, Helena Tulve, Marianna Liik, and Maria Kõrvits among others.

Arvo Pärt Days in Brussels

From October 23 to 27 the festival dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s music takes place at the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels. The festival features concerts, lectures, meditation sessions, a photo exhibition, films and documentaries. The music by Pärt will be performed by Helsinki Chamber Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Trio Khnopff, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Musiques Nouvelles.

7th National Competition of Young Choral Conductors

The 7th National Competition of Young Choral Conductors takes place from October 16 to 19 in Tallinn. The participants will work with a mixed choir of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Estonian National Male Choir, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. The winners will be decided after three rounds in the final concert at the Concert Hall of the EAMT.