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ISCM World Music Days 2019 festival is about to start!

From May 2 to 10 Estonia is honoured to host the prestigious annual contemporary music festival World Music Days initiated by the International Society for Contemporary Music. This year’s festival is organized in collaboration with the Estonian Music Days festival which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The World Music Days presents hundreds of professional musicians and the most recent and most exciting new music in 2019 from more than 50 countries. The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Estonian National Male Choir, the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir, chamber choir Collegium Musicale, vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis, Ensemble U:, Kadri-Ann Sumera (piano), Ulla Krigul (organ), Signe Sõmer (clarinet) and Kristi Mühling (Estonian kannel) among others as well as guests from Finland, Sweden and Latvia will be showcasing new music by Estonian composers Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Ülo Krigul, Toivo Tulev, Helena Tulve, Elis Vesik, Margo Kõlar, Ardo Ran Varres, Age Veeroos et al.

This year’s festival titled „Through the Forest of Songs“ is dedicated to choral music and presents more than 170 works, including 20 world premieres. More than 30 concerts will be held in unique venues in Tallinn, Tartu, and Laulasmaa. Artistic directors of the World Music Days and Estonian Music Days 2019 festival are Märt-Matis Lill and Timo Steiner.

Festival tickets are available for purchase on Fienta and Piletilevi and an hour before the concert on the spot.

See the full programme here.
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