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  • Works by Tõnu Kõrvits and Märt-Matis Lill at the World New Music Days

    From November 2–8, International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) festival World New Music Days takes place in Canada, Vancouver. Estonia is represented by two works: Märt-Matis Lill’s ensemble piece „When the Buffalo Went Away“ and Tõnu Kõrvits’s choir cycle „The Songs of Song of Songs“.
  • International New Music Festival Afekt to begin

    International New Music Festival Afekt takes place in Tallinn and Tartu from October 27 to November 1. Afekt presents a wide range of contemporary music, from its recognized classics to new and fresh themes currently actual on the international scene, performed by top musicians and ensembles. Premieres of works by Elis Vesik, Mart Siimer, Age Veeroos, Liisa Hirsch, Marianna Liik, Helena Tulve and Michael Finnissy will be brought to the audience.
  • XXII International Festival Orient et Occident

    Concert Agency FA Concerto presents Festival „Orient et Occident“ from 13–15 October in Tartu and Tallinn. Performers are masters of music from Italy, Iran, Palestine, Uzbekistan and Estonia. Programmes consists of European Medieval music, Persian, Sufi, Arab, Japanese and Uzbek traditional and contemporary music and improvisations.
  • Annual Awards of the Estonian Music Council and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

    On October 1, International Music Day, the laureates of music awards of the year 2017 were announced in Estonia Concert Hall with the performance of Estonian Dream Big Band and Estonian National Male Choir. Laureates of the Estonian Music Council Music Prizes are Jüri Reinvere, Paavo Järvi and Evi Arujärv.
  • Premiere of the new Estonian opera „The Colours of Clouds“ by Rasmus Puur

    On September 22, opera „The Colours of Clouds” by young composer Rasmus Puur will premiere at the Estonian National Opera. Opera is based on Jaan Kruusvall’s play „Pilvede värvid” („The Colours of Clouds”, 1983), and discusses the fleeing of Estonians from their homeland during the events of World War II.
  • Composition commissions for the 2019 "Roche Young Commissions" awarded to Marianna Liik and Josep Planells Schiaffino.

    Marianna Liik and Josep Planells Schiaffino have been awarded commissions by the 2019 "Roche Young Commissions" to compose new works. Wolfgang Rihm, the Artistic Director of the Lucerne Festival Academy, selected both young artists, who were officially greeted at Roche on 4 September. Liik and Planells Schiaffino will each compose a work by 2019, on which they will work during the summer of 2018 together with Rihm and the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy. The works will then be given their world premiere during the 2019 Summer Festival.
  • Arvo Pärt Days 2017

    Arvo Pärt Days take place from September 2 to 11 in Tallinn, Paide, Rakvere, Viljandi and Tartu. The program of Arvo Pärt Days opening concert, performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, includes Arvo Pärt's works of both earlier and later period and creates a thematic bridge between the great Baroque master J. S. Bach and the latest work of a young Estonian composer Pärt Uusberg.
  • New CD of Jaan Rääts’s piano sonatas

    French pianist Nicolas Horvath has released the first volume of Jaan Rääts’s complete piano sonatas under Naxos Records. CD recorded in July 2016 in Paris consists Rääts’s sonatas Nos. 1–4 and Nos. 9–10 – all world premiere recordings.
  • Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation

    Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 31st of July. Find the concerts in July from our Calendar of Music Events. EMIC Music Shop orders will be fulfilled from August 1. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!
  • Helena Tulve is a composer of the Båstad Chamber Music Festival

    From June 26 to July 1, 25th edition of Båstad Chamber Music Festival takes place in Swedish coastal town of Båstad. Composer of the festival is Helena Tulve. Program includes Tulve’s choral and chamber music, performed by Anna-Liisa Eller (kannel), Taavi Kerikmäe (piano), Vox Clamantis, Anna Paradiso (harpsichord), Mario Caroli (bass flute), Julien Quentin (piano), Karin Dornbusch (clarinet) and Karolina Öhman (cello).

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Kõrvits, Tõnu
Touch, for bassoon
Grigorjeva, Galina
Two Psalms, for mixed choir
Tally, Mirjam
Warm Life at the Foot of the Iceberg, for clarinet and piano
Seppar, Evelin
Time and the Bell, for mixed choir