Arvo Pärt Days in Brussels

From October 23 to 27 the festival dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s music takes place at the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels. The festival features concerts, lectures, meditation sessions, a photo exhibition, films and documentaries. The music by Pärt will be performed by Helsinki Chamber Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Trio Khnopff, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Musiques Nouvelles.

7th National Competition of Young Choral Conductors

The 7th National Competition of Young Choral Conductors takes place from October 16 to 19 in Tallinn. The participants will work with a mixed choir of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Estonian National Male Choir, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. The winners will be decided after three rounds in the final concert at the Concert Hall of the EAMT.

Violinist Triin Ruubel will perform Estonian chamber music in France

On October 17, violinist Triin Ruubel together with French pianist Nicolas Horvath will perform various programme of Estonian chamber music at the Chapelle des Jésuites in Carcassonne, France.

Trio Mari Poll – Henry-David Varema – Mihkel Poll to perform in Russia and China

The piano trio featuring Mari Poll (violin), Henry-David Varema (cello), and Mihkel Poll (piano) will perform in St. Petersburg, Russia and Zhejiang, China at the end of October, where they will present chamber music by Artur Lemba, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

24th International Early Music Festival ORIENT et OCCIDENT

24th International Early Music Festival ORIENT et OCCIDENT takes place from October 10 to 13 in Tartu and Tallinn, and features musicians from Denmark, Norway, India, Iran, Finland, Spain, and Estonia. Festival concerts will present European Mediaeval, Scandinavian, Indian and Persian Classical, Sufi and Kurdish music, and improvisations.

Pianist Mihkel Poll’s solo recitals in Venice and Tallinn

Pianist Mihkel Poll will give two solo recitals during October. On October 10 he will perform at the Benedetto Marcello Venice Music Conservatory and on October 29 at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.

Viljandi Guitar Festival will be held this week

The 12th Viljandi Guitar Festival, which aims to promote improvisational and cross-stylistic guitar playing skills, takes place from October 8 to 13 in the city of Viljandi and introduces artists from home and abroad.

Erkki-Sven Tüür 60

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and chamber choir Collegium Musicale will give portrait concerts to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of composer Erkki-Sven Tüür during October.

Helena Tulve’s „The Narrow Road to the Deep North“ to be premiered in London

The world’s finest vocal ensembles Theatre of Voices will present some of the new vocal chamber music to come out of the Baltic States including a world premiere work from Helena Tulve at Kings Place in London.

Festival „Mirror in Mirror“ in Moscow

The festival „Mirror in Mirror“ („Zerkalo v zerkale“) in Moscow, taking place from September 27 to 29, presents the music by Estonian, Georgian, and Russian composers. The special guest of the festival is the pianist Kadri-Ann Sumera.