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Tallinn International Organ Festival

Last Thursday, XXVII International Organ Festival launched in Tallinn. The venues of the one of the Estonian oldest music festivals are several churches in Tallinn, but also in other cities and parishes like Pärnu, Kodavere, Torma, Iisaku, Lohusuu, Emmaste, Kärdla, Vastseliina, Räpina and Valga. Program consists of more than 40 concerts including „organ journeys“ – introductions of historical organs, master classes, concerts of II Tallinn International Youth Organ Festival and lectures.

Festival’s opening concert on August 1 in Pärnu Concert Hall and August 2 in Tallinn St. John’s Church was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the composer Max Bruch and featured organist James David Christie (USA), Mari-Liis Uibo (violin), Aare Tammesalu (cello) and Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta under the baton of Naoki Sugiyama.

In addition to reknowned foreign guests, also Estonian organists will appear in the program: Andres Uibo, Ines Maidre, Piret Aidulo, Ulla Krigul, Denis Kasparovitš, Anna Humal and Aare-Paul Lattik.

On August 10 at 4 pm, early music consort Hortus Musicus will give a concert in Tallinn Niguliste church. The final concert of the festival takes place on August 11 at 8 pm in Tallinn St. John’s church and presents the premiere of Andres Uibo’s Violin Concerto. New work will be performed by Andres Mustonen (violin, conductor) and Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta. Festival’s artistic director is its founder – organist Andres Uibo.

Precise program: Eesti Kontsert