|Nargenfestival begins its season on June 7 at 7 pm in Estonia Concert Hall (Tallinn) with symphonic concert where Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with Tõnu Kaljuste conducting will perform program with music of Tõnu Kõrvits and Veljo Tormis in its centre. Also symphonies of Joseph Haydn and Sergey Rachmaninov will be played. Together with ENSO, soloist of Vienna State Opera – Ain Anger – will appear on the stage. Concert will be broadcast live on Klassikaraadio and via Postimees.
On June 8, festival will continue in Haapsalu with Cyrillus Kreek Music Days, which opening concert in Haapsalu Dome Church at 6 pm offers music by Cyrillus Kreek, Pärt Uusberg and Tõnu Kõrvits, performed by Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend, choirs of Haapsalu city, Sofia Joons, Lena Willemark and Nargenfestival Ensemble. Tõnu Kõrvits’s Song for Lena for voice and ten instruments – a cycle of arranged spiritual folk tunes of Estonian Swedes – will receive its first performance.
On June 9, Song Festival of Estonian Swedes will take place at Stronghold Yard. Festival’s attempt is to reconstruct a significant cultural event of Estonian Swedes – their First Song Festival. The performers consists of singers and dancers from Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The Song Festival takes place in cooperation with the Culture Council of Estonian Swedes and Rannarootsi museum.
The artistic director of song festival is Sofia Joons.
The artistic director of Nargenfestival is Tõnu Kaljuste.
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