In June, three-month festival Nargen Festival starts its ninth season with events in Tallinn, Haapsalu and Naissaar island. The opening concert on June 9 at Estonia Concert Hall features Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and soloists Malin Hartelius (soprano, Sweden) and Andres Kaljuste (viola) under the guidance of Tõnu Kaljuste. The program consists of music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Mahler.
On June 14 to 15, Cyrillus Kreek Day’s in Haapsalu Dome Church will be held. Mourning Day’s Concert on June 14 will feature Cyrillus Kreek’s Requiem and the premiere of Tõnu Kõrvits’s brand new work By the River of Babylon, performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.
On June 15, Kadri Voorand Trio (Kadri Voorand – vocal, kalimba, melodica and glockenspiel, Virgo Sillamaa – electric and acoustic guitar, Mihkel Mälgand – double bass) will perform their vision of Cyrillus Kreek’s music.
On June 27 to 29, Naissaar Island’s 1st Song Festival “Boat Touch” will take place in Naissaar. Song festival comprises different choral concerts (including mixed choir HUIK! performing Veljo Tormis’s “Church Bell Chime in My Village”, Collegium Musicale, men of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir), Night University public discussion “How to inhabit the world”, opening the exhibitions, nature walks and other events.
The artistic director of the festival is Tõnu Kaljuste.
More information: Nargen Festival.
June events of Nargen Festival