Music News

Music events in July 2011


Nargenfestival 2011


Including music by Arvo Pärt, Tauno Aints, Margo Kõlar, Cyrillus Kreek.




Haapsalu Summer Music in July 2011

IX Pärnu Organ Festival June 3–August 26 in Pärnu St. Elizabeth’s Church




This year’s festival is dedicated to composer Edgar Arro – in March 100 years passed since the date of his birth.



Kadri-Ann Sumera recital in Kadriorg Palace on July




Pianist introduces the concert: „Beside the great dark epic like Eduard Tubin’s Ballad also Raimo Kangro’s cheerful Sonata, Kristjan Kõrver’s ironical Invitation to Dance and other known and less known, wistful and more amusing pieces will be performed. They all share the same characterictics – catching, ringing and human.”

Muhu Future Music Festival „JUU JÄÄB“ July 5–10

Harpsichord player Imbi Tarum’s concerts in Italy and Estonia July 5–17


Concerts on July 5 in Pärnu Town Hall and July 7 in Tallinn Kadriorg Palace present music by F. Couperin and C.Ph.E. Bach. On July 17, Imbi Tarum together with Raivo Tarum (baroque trumpet) will give a concert at the festival in Parma, Italy, where also harpsichord works by René Eespere, Peeter Vähi, Mirjam Tally, Tõnu Kõrvits, Helena Tulve and Rein Rannap will be performed.

Opera in Town Hall July 5–22 in Tallinn

Paavo Järvi’s concert in Rome and St. Petersburg July 6–13



Paavo Järvi conducts Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Rome on July 6, program: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. On July 12 and 13, Järvi will conduct the same orchestra in St. Petersburg at the festival White Nights, program consists of Schumann’s four symphonies.

The Sonorous Sounds of the Organs of Saaremaa July 6–9


Program includes music by Peeter Süda, Konstantin Türnpu, Artur Kapp, Kuldar Sink and Arvo Pärt.

Hiiumaa Chamber Music Days July 8–10

Music of Seven Towns July 8–16

Open-air Music Theatre Festival „Summer Aria“ July 10–August 13 in Pärnu




Rapla Church Music Festival July 10–24

Including concert of chamber choir Voces Musicales with Palestrina and Arvo Pärt program and organ contsert „Enn Vetemaa 75“.

Viljandi Early Music Festival July 12–17

Haapsalu Early Music Festival July 13–17

Lihula Music Days July 14–17

Helena Tulve’s „Salt“ to be premiered on July 15 and 16 in Tallinn




“Salt” is work by composer Helena Tulve and is dedicated to the completion of the seaplane hangars of Estonian Maritime Museum. New work was created in cooperation with the protographer and artist Tarvo Hanno Varres, texts was written by Maarja Kangro. Piece will be performed by sopranos Eve Kopli and Tui Hirv, Riivo Kallasmaa (oboe), Kristi Mühling (kannel) and percussion ensemble PaukenfEst. Concerts will take place on July 15 and 16 at 9 pm in seaplane hangars of Lennusadam of Estonian Maritime Museum.

Tallinn Sinfonietta and Andres Mustonen concert tour in Italy July 15–18


Tallinn Sinfonietta with the conductor Andres Mustonen will perform at festivals like Ravello, Mittelfest and Emilia Romagna Festival. Program consists of music by Pärt, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Rautavaara, Knaifel, Kokkonen, Silvestrov, Kancheli, Gubaidulina, Piazzolla.

Saaremaa Ooperipäevad 18.–23. juuli


Glasperlenspiel July 21–26 in Tartu

Including premiere of Tõnu Kõrvits’s orchestral work Tears-Fantasy, also music by Estonian composers Peeter Vähi and Jaan Rääts.




Mirjam Tally composer recital on July 27




On July 27 at 8 pm, Mirjam Tally composer recital will take place in Visby Cathedral in Gotland. Performers: Sirje Mõttus (accordion), Ensemble Resonabilis, Swedish poet Eva Runefelt.

International Haapsalu String Festival July 27–31

Tallinn XXV International Organ Festival July 28–August 7



From among Estonian music, pieces by Hugo Lepnurm, Andres Uibo, Edgar Arro and Rudolf Tobias can be listened.



International Järvi Summer Festival July 28–August 4 in Pärnu

Beside world classic, program includes music by Tõnu Kõrvits, Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Eduard Oja and Artur Lemba.

Külli Tomingas’s concert in Italy July 31

Mezzo soprano Külli Tomingas with pianist Luca Schieppati will give a concert at the „Dino Ciani“ festival, performing vocal works by Verdi, Liszt, Chopin and Rossini.