Music News

Festival TubIN takes place in Tartu and Tallinn

Festival TubIN 2023 steadfastly continues on its journey of introducing the symphonies of Eduard Tubin, and making sense of events and topics related to those symphonies. The TubIN festival will take place from September 28 to October 1 and this year will also come to Tallinn.

Concerts of Arvo Pärt Days take place all over Estonia

Arvo Pärt’s work will be in dialogue with many composers at the Pärt Days concerts taking place from September 2 to 11, 2023. Pärt – Saint-Saëns; Pärt – Tormis; Pärt – Kõrvits; Pärt – Tüür; Pärt – Lang. However, Arvo Pärt’s birthday concert on September 11 will feature only his own work. You can take part in the Arvo Pärt Days by visiting churches and performance venues all over Estonia: Pärnu, Narva, Viljandi, Paide, Rapla, Tartu, Viimsi, Tallinn and Laulasmaa.

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 30th of July. Find the information about concerts in July from our Calendar of Music Events. EMIC Music Shop orders will be fulfilled from August 7. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!

„Kratt“ – new album on Alpha Classics compiles works by Eduard Tubin, Witold Lutosławski and Grażyna Bacewicz recorded live at the Pärnu Music Festival

For their latest recording on Alpha Classics (release date 23 June), Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra celebrate composers from Estonia and Poland. The two nations were closely connected by their history and the corridor imposed on them by 20th-century occupation, which resulted in strong musical ties.

From June 2023 the new concertmaster of Eesti Sinfonietta is Peeter Margus

Eesti Sinfonietta welcomes its new concertmaster!

Concert dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations will be held in St. John's Church in Tallinn

On Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m., a concert „Along the Milky Way“ dedicated to the memory of the victims of the deportations will be held in St. John's Church in Tallinn. Works of Arvo Pärt, Galina Grigorjeva, Tõnu Kõrvits and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki will be performed by the soloists of the Estonian Sinfonietta.

Estonian Sinfonietta’s final concert of te season „The Gold of Vienna. The Night.“

On May 21 at 5 p.m., the Estonian Sinfonietta will play the music of the Viennese classic Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the new classic, composer Arnold Schönberg, in the Tallinn House of the Blackheads.

Pärnu Music Festival tickets are on sale now

For ten days from 12 to 21 July Estonia’s summer capital will be filled with the buzz and love of music-making. The 2023 Pärnu Music Festival brings legendary violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman to Estonia and Neeme Järvi will conduct the festival’s opening concert. Paavo Järvi leads the Estonian Festival Orchestra in four concerts and Kristjan Järvi returns with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

Estonian Music Days 2023 programme announced

Estonia’s largest festival of premieres Estonian Music Days announced the programme of contemporary music concerts taking place from April 26 to May 7.

Album of the Year: Estonian Premieres by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Järvi

Estonian Classical Album of the Year 2023 was revealed. It is the album "Estonian Premieres" recorded by the Estonian Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi, released by Alpha Classics.