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ISCM World Music Days 2019 will be held in Estonia

The theme of the 2019’s festival „Through the Forest of Songs” is dedicated to choral music. Estonia as the location of the festival gives a good opportunity to introduce Estonian contemporary music, professional ensembles, interpreters and choirs as well as the world’s music to international audiences.

Festival’s artistic directors aim at interconnecting contemporary music with various creative fields such as performance art, literature, architecture and video art.

The World Music Days in Estonia are definitely unique due to at least two emphases – first, numerous concerts by various choirs are held in Estonia since the tradition of choir music has a very long history here and thus is something that deserves to be performed and introduced to the international audiences; secondly, the focus of the festival lies on the intersections of music and other fine arts as well as on exploring the position of music in the extremely diverse and fast-paced experimental context of the present day.

Among the festival performers several top professional musical collectives in Estonia have been announced, including Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Ellerhein Girls’ Choir, chamber choir Collegium Musicale, vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis, Ensemble U: etc.

Concerts will be held in unique venues in Tallinn, Tartu, Laulasmaa and Alatskivi. Also, it is quite essential to keep dialogue between classical and other musical disciplines like jazz and folk music. Furthermore, there is a reason to be expectant – the 9-days-long festival World Music Days 2019 will be the contemporary classical music event with the largest international reach ever held in Estonia.

Festival passes available for purchase on Fienta and Piletilevi. Get your festival badge with discount before 31th of December.

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