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Concerts/performances in 2004

Date of performance: September, 2004 (specific dates and concerts to be announced)
Premiere or event: Italian premiere of Arvo Pärt's Lamentate
Performers: Momo Kodama (piano on Lamentate) / orchestra tba / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Torino (Turin) / Italy
Works on the program: Arvo Pärt: Lamentate (Italian premiere); Te Deum; Kanon Pokajanen
Sponsor: search in progress
Tickets: search in progress
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: August 14, 2004 at 20:00 hours and 22:00 hours Estonian Time
Premiere or event: Leigo Järve muusika (Leigo Lake Music) - Eesti romantikat ehk "Siin on ilus elada" (Estonian romanticism i.e. "It is beautiful to live here")
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Leigo Farm, Estonia (approximately 30 km. south of Tartu, Estonia near Otepää, Estonia)
Works on the program: 20:00 hours (with TCO only) 22:00 hours (with the EPCC and TCO) selections from the Estonian romantic period
Sponsor: Leigo Farm
Tickets: available on site
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: July 31, 2004 at 18:00 hours Estonian Time
Premiere or event: XII Rapla Kirikumuusika Festival (The 12th Rapla Church Music Festival)
Performers: Soloists: Kaia Urb, Iiris Oja, Mati Turi, Uku Joller / Festival Oratorio Choir / Chamber Orchestra/ Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Rapla Church, Rapla, Estonia
Works on the program: W.A.Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339 ; Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa C-Dur Op. 86 .
Sponsor: XII Rapla Church Music Festival, please also see http://www.raplamv.ee/ (Official Festival Site opening as of May 1, 2004)
Tickets: 80 EEK/40 EEK
Promotional Quote: "2004a. festivali avakontserdil tulevad ettekandele W.A. Mozart “ Vesperae solennes de confessore” KV 339 ja Ludwig van Beethoven “ C-Duur missa” opus 86. Toimub 18 kontserti kokku 11. kirikus ja 3. mõisas. esinejate hulgas Eesti Rahvusmeeskoor, Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor, Tallinna Saksofonikvartett, Rondellus, saksofonist Lembit Saarsalu, külalised Soomest jpm."

Date of performance: Friday, May 7, 2004.
Premiere or event: Swedish Radio Choir Lunch Concert
Performers: Swedish Radio Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Studio 2, Radiohuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Works on the program: Nikolai Sidelnikov: Cordial Talks.
Sponsor: Swedish Radio
Tickets: Admission is free and no tickets are required!
Promotional Quote: Det är fri entré och inga biljetter finns eller behövs!

Date of performance: Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 18:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Swedish Radio Choir Concert
Performers: Swedish Radio Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Works on the program: Sergei Rachmaninov:Concerto for Choir in G Minor; Eduard Tubin:Three Songs; Nikolai Sidelnikov:Cordial Talks.
Sponsor: Swedish Radio
Tickets: 50-220 kr.
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: Saturday, May 1, 2004 and other dates to be announced
Premiere or event: Concerts to commemorate Estonia's entry into the European Union
Performers: to be announced / Tõnu Kaljuste
Locations: to be announced
Works on the program: to be announced
Sponsor: Estonian Foreign Ministry
Tickets: to be announced
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: Thursday, April 1, 2004. 19:30 hrs.
Premiere or event: Helsingborgs Concert
Performers: Maria Keohane (soprano), Susanne Resmark (mezzo), Klas Hedlund (tenor), Markus Schwartz (bass-baritone) / Helsingborgs Konserthuskör / Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location:Helsingborgs Konserthus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Works on the program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Requiem.
Sponsor: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester
Tickets:170 SEK
Promotional Quote: "Sista levnadsåret flammade Mozarts skaparglöd upp på nytt och resulterade i bl a Trollflöjten och Requiem. Men hans stil var förändrad, mer utsökt enkel och mild. När Mozart avled på morgonen den 5 december 1791 var dock hans allra sista gripande verk, Requiem, oavslutat. Det färdigställdes av eleverna Süssmayr, Eybler och Freystädtler och räknas till Mozarts viktigaste. Mästerverket framförs av fyra solister och Konserthuskören under den estniske kördirigenten Tõnu Kaljustes ledning."

Date of performance: Friday, March 12, 2004. 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Kirkko soikoon festivaali Opening Concert (Kirkko soikoon Church Music Festival)
Performers: Audite Chamber Choir / Sinfonietta SOI Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Kallion Church, Helsinki, Finland
Works on the program: Cyrillus Kreek: Requiem; James MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross.
Sponsor: Kirkko soikoon festivaali (Kirkko soikoon Church Music Festival)
Tickets:12 Euro (adults) 8 Euro (children/students) are available from www.lippupiste.com
Promotional Quote: "KIRKKO SOIKOON 2004 -festivaalin järjestelyistä vastaa Helsingin seurakuntayhtymän musiikkityö. Tapahtuman suunnittelussa, valmisteluissa ja toteutuksessa on mukana suurin osa Helsingin seurakunnissa toimivista kanttoreista. Yhteistyökumppaneina ovat lisäksi Helsingin kanttori-urkuriyhdistys ja Kirkkopalvelujen kulttuuritoimisto."

Date of performance: Sunday, February 29, 2004 19:30 hrs. EST
Premiere or event: Canadian Voices - Professional Choirs at 50, R. Murray Schafer at 70
Performers: Elmer Iseler Singers/Lydia Adams, Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison, Pro Coro Canada/Richard Sparks, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal/Christopher Jackson, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir/Ivars Taurins, Vancouver Chamber Choir/Jon Washburn, Canadian Children's Opera Chorus/Ann Cooper Gay; Ray Dillard, Robin Engelman, Beverley Johnston, Andy Morris, Ryan Scott, Trevor Tureski:percussion; / Tõnu Kaljuste.
Location: Barbara Frum Atrium, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Works on the program: Knut Nystedt: Miserere Op.14; R. Murray Schafer: The Fall into Light (World Premiere)
Sponsors: CBC Radio Two, Soundstreams Canada
Tickets: $40 Adults, $30 Seniors, $20 Students via Soundstreams Canada and also online via St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at http://www.stlc.com/.
Promotional Quote: "Canada’s six professional choirs converge in two history-making events celebrating Elmer Iseler’s founding of the country’s professional choral tradition and R. Murray Schafer’s contributions to the world’s choral repertoire. A spotlight concert marathon showcases the individual choirs performing repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary, and short Schafer choral works. The choirs combine forces for a gala concert directed by Tõnu Kaljuste and featuring the world premiere of Schafer’s The Fall into Light and Renaissance and late-Romantic works." + Concert will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two's Choral Concert program on Sunday March 7, 2004, and on CBC Radio Two's Two New Hours program on Sunday March 21, 2004, see Radio Broadcast Page for further details.
Reviews: Toronto Star, March 2, 2004: Choir team of 7 groups almost Wagnerian by William Littler; Globe and Mail, March 3, 2004: Schafer's choral ensemble superb by Ken Winters.

Date of performance: Friday, February 13, 2004. 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Katedraali soi Church Music Week - Turku Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
Performers: Mika Väyrynen, accordion / Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis / Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Cathedral, Turku, Finland
Works on the program: Richard Strauss: Serenade Op.7; Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music V "Barabbas Variations"; Arvo Pärt: Te Deum
Sponsor: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (note, some pages may list Tibor Bogányi as conductor)
Tickets:16 / 12 / 6,50 €
Promotional Quote: "Tõnu Kaljuste filharmonikkojen yllätyskapellimestariksi: Arvo Pärtin Te Deum soi vuosisatojen ääniä - Turun filharmonisen orkesterin konserteissa Katedraali soi -kirkkomusiikkiviikolla on jo perinteisesti yhdistetty vanhaa ja uutta musiikkia, 704 vuotiaan Turun tuomiokirkossa syntyvää ainutlaatuista äänimaisemaa ajatellen. Tämän vuoden ohjelma ei tee poikkeusta – paitsi hieman. Konsertin avaa Richard Straussin varhaisteos, vuonna 1877 valmistunut Serenadi puupuhaltimille ja käyrätorville. Sen vastakohdaksi kuullaan Aulis Sallisen vuonna 2000 säveltämä Barabbas-muunnelmat eli Kamarimusiikki V harmonikalle (haitarille) ja jousille, solistinaan yksi soittimensa kansainvälisistä ykkösnimistä, Mika Väyrynen. Konsertin huipentaa se "vanha" musiikki, yksi jo legendaarisen maineen saaneen virolaismestarin Arvo Pärtin tunnetuimmista teoksista, vuonna 1984–86 valmistunut ja vuonna 1992 uudistettu Te Deum. Teos on kuin sävelletty Turun tuomiokirkkoa ajatellen: se on omaperäinen, taivaallisen ihana teos, jonka leijailevan musiikin mukana kuulijan ajatukset hakeutuvat kuin itsestään vuosisatojen taakse. Te Deumin esittäjistönä ovat Turun filharmonisen orkesterin jousisoittajat sekä kolmeksi kuoroksi jakautunut, Juha Kuivasen valmentama Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis. Oman erikoisen sävynsä teokselle antavat esikäsitelty piano sekä ääninauha"

Date of performance: Friday, January 23, 2004. 18:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Norwegian Concert
Performers: Håkan Hagegård: (baritone on 6 Monologue aus Jedermann) / Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Kringskastings Orkestret) / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Store Studio NRK, Oslo, Norway
Works on the program: Frank Martin: 6 Monologue aus Jedermann; Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1; Jacques Ibert: Divertissiment; Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite Op. 60
Sponsor: Norwegian Radio NRK
Tickets: http://www.billetservice.no/
Promotional Quote: This concert will be broadcast live on Norwegian Radio, click to the Norwegian Radio links above and look for NETTRADIO, the dropdown station choice should be ALLTID-KLASSISK. It is recommended that you test these links prior to the concert so as to not be disappointed.