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Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation

Estonian Music Information Centre is on summer vacation until the 1st of August. Find the information about concerts in July from our Calendar of Music Events. EMIC Music Shop orders will be fulfilled from August 2. Scores in PDF format paid with credit card appear into your mailbox automatically. Have a wonderful summer!

Estonian Sinfonietta celebrtes the 100th anniversary of Åland’s autonomy with international opera production

During 2021 and 2022 The Åland Islands will celebrate 100 years of autonomy. The celebrations will be starting on June 9 and will continue on July 15 to 17 with opera performances „Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live“ by Karólína Eiríksdóttir, featuring opera singers from Finland, Sweden and Åland, the Estonian Sinfonietta and conductor Anna-Maria Helsing.

Premiere of Jüri Reinvere's orchestral work in Germany

Jüri Reinvere’s new orchestral work “Maria Anna, wach, im Nebenzimmer” will be premiered on three evenings at the Bamberg Concert Hall as part of the Mozartfest Würzburg. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Andris Nelsons.

In memoriam composer Ester Mägi (10.01.1922–14.05.2021)

Composer Ester Mägi has passed away at the age of 99.

Kristjan Järvi conducts an evening with Arvo Pärt in Brussels

On May 15, Kristjan Järvi will conduct Arvo Pärt's author's evening in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Basiliek van Koekelberg) in Brussels. Vlaams Radiokoor and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Pärt's works "Adam's Lament", "Como cierva sedienta" and "Da pacem Domine".

Ester Mägi "The Sea" to be performed at the Europe Day Concert in London

On May 9, Ester Mägi's orchestral work "The Sea" will be performed at the Europe Day Concert at St John's Smith Square in London. The concert will be given by the Northern Chords Festival Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Bloxham, with Portuguese tenor Luis Gomes as a soloist.

Arvo Pärt’s New Choral Work to be Performed at the Opening of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York

Arvo Pärt’s a cappella choral work, "O Holy Saint Nicholas", will be premiered in New York City in the Fall of 2021.

Estonian Music Days 2021 will be online-only

Contemporary music festival Estonian Music Days runs from April 22 to May 2 and will be online-only. This year's festival is linked to the Baltic Music Days - the new festival with the aim of increasing the international visibility of Baltic musicians and composers.

Toivo Tulev’s choral work was released on The Crossing chamber choir’s album

The Crossing chamber choir under Donald Nally has released a new album „The Tower and The Garden“ featuring the work „A Child Said, What Is the Grass?“ by Toivo Tulev.

Jaan Ots conducts the concert of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra

Tomorrow, on March 26, the concert of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Estonian young conductor Jaan Ots will be broadcast by the Greek Third Program. The concert program consists of music by Arvo Pärt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Giuseppe Verdi.