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2013 Concert Archive

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at VOICES - A Festival of Song
13 December 2013 / 19:30 Concert Hall, Esplanade, Singapore. Further information and tickets (English language)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Motet „Singet dem Herrn” BWV 225 Johannes Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben? Arvo Pärt: Magnificat for mixed choir a cappella (1989)  Arvo Pärt: Virgencita for mixed choir a cappella (2012) Arvo Pärt: Dopo la vittoria for mixed choir a cappella (1996/1998) Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans I. Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder
II. Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin
III. Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain Veljo Tormis: St. John's Day Songs Veljo Tormis: Curse Upon Iron
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber ChoirTõnu Kaljuste: conductor. 
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Choral Workshop at VOICES - A Festival of Song
12 December 2013 / 19:30 Recital Hall, Esplanade, Singapore. Further information and tickets (English language)
Tõnu Kaljuste, the founder and conductor (1981-2001) and the recently-named honorary conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, presents a workshop on Estonian choral music with the help of two leading Singapore choirs. Discover how Estonian choral music is interpreted and performed and also find out more about Western choral music. 
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Christmas Music in Three Churches - Christmas Concerts of the Conducting Department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
5* December 2013 / 19:30 Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia Free Admission 7 December 2013 / 15:00 Swedish St. Michael's Church, Tallinn, Estonia Free Admission 8 December 2013 / 17:00 Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland Free Admission Concert poster at Tõnu Kaljuste's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3766817746387&set=a.1030502980228.4357.1754995193&type=1) and Concert Listings (in Estonian) at http://www.ema.edu.ee/index.php?main=1487 The Christmas Music in Three Churches Concerts on December 5 to 8, 2013 are dedicated to the victims of the Latvian Supermarket Roof Collapse in Riga, Latvia on November 21, 2013 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga_supermarket_roof_collapse). Donations for the survivors and victim's families can be made to the Estonian Rotary Centre NGO (Eesti Rotary Keskus MTÜ, a/a 221058659583 (IBAN EE032200221058659583) with the tagword "Läti". 
*The December 5, 2013 Opening Concert of the Christmas Music in Three Churches Concert series was livestreamed on the internet via Delfi TV and the archived concert video and photographs can be viewed at http://publik.delfi.ee/news/muusika/tana-delfi-tvs-riia-katastroofis-hukkunute-malestuskontsert.d?id=67370966 

Claudio Monteverdi: Magnificat a 6 (1610) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore KV. 339 (1780) 
Riho Esko Maimets: Ave Maria (2013)
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Jean Sibelius: Ei ihka au ja hiilgus ma (Estonian translation of Finnish original: "En etsi valtaa loistoa") 

Soloists: Maria ValdmaAnnika LõhmusHelen LepalaanMikk DedeValter SoosaluOtt KaskEstonian Academy of Music and Theatre ChoirNargen Festival Orchestra; Conductors: Students of the Conducting DepartmentTõnu Kaljuste 

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Gubaidulina and Pärt: A Timeless Beauty

6 November 2013 / 19.30
Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom. Further information and tickets (English language).

Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium 
Arvo Pärt: Magnificat for mixed choir a cappella (1989) 
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell (1977/1980) 
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe for mixed choir and string orchestra (1990/2002)

Sergej Krylov: violin; London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor.

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Soundstreams: The Music of Arvo Pärt

1 October 2013 / 20:00 hrs. Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada. Further information and tickets (English language).
This concert was live-streamed on the internet and is currently available for archived viewing at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/236409/arvo-part.

Arvo Pärt: L’abbé Agathon for soprano, mixed choir and string orchestra (2004) 
James Rolfe: Open Road for soprano and baritone soloists, choir and string orchestra (2013, World Premiere) 
Riho Esko Maimets: Ave Maria for choir and string orchestra (2013, World Premiere) 
Arvo Pärt: Adam's Lament for mixed choir and string orchestra (2009)

Shannon Mercer: soprano; Geoffrey Sirett: baritone; Choir 21; Virtuoso String Orchestra;  Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor.

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Usedom Festival

27 September 2013 / 19:30 hrs. St. Marien Kirche, Usedom, Germany. Further information and tickets (German language).

Johann Sebastian Bach
- Motett „Komm, Jesu, komm“ BWV 229

Einojuhani Rautavaara
- Canticum Maria Virgine

Arvo Pärt
- Virgencita
- Dopo la vittoria

Cyrillus Kreek
Secular Estonian Folksongs:
- Maga, maga, Matsikene
- Nõmmelill
- Sirisege, sirbikesed

Claude Debussy
- Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans
I Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder
II Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin
III Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain

Veljo Tormis
Three selections from the cycle "St. John's Day Songs":
- Kutse jaanitulele
- Ei ole püssil püütav
- Jaanilaul

- Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber ChoirTõnu Kaljuste, conductor.

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Arvo Pärt Days in Tallinn Churches 

Tabula Rasa /Arvo Pärt Birthday Concert 
11 September 2013 / 19:00 hrs. St. John's Church/Jaani kirik, Tallinn, Estonia. Further information and tickets (Estonian and English language).
Arvo Pärt: Trisagion for string orchestra (1994) 
Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident for string orchestra (2000)  
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for cello and piano (1978) 
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano (1977)

Harry Traksmann: violin; Robert Traksmann: violin;
Leho Karin: cello; Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann: piano; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor. 

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Arvo Pärt Days in Tallinn Churches 

Litany 4 September 2013 / 19:00 hrs. St. Olaf's Church/Oleviste kirik, Tallinn, Estonia. Further information and tickets (Estonian and English language).
Arvo Pärt: Litany for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra (1996) 
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe for mixed choir and string orchestra (1990/2002)
The Hilliard Ensemble Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor.  

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The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival - Music of Arvo Pärt

9 August 2013 / 20:00 hrs. St. Michaelis Kirche, Hamburg, Germany. Further information and tickets (German and English language).

Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen for mixed choir a cappella (1997)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir 
Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor. 
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10 August 2013 / 20:00 hrs. St. Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany. Further information and tickets (German and English language).

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion (1977/1992) 
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell (1977/1980)
Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament for mixed choir and string orchestra (2009)
Arvo Pärt: Salve Regina for mixed choir, celesta and string orchestra (2001/2011)
Arvo Pärt: Te Deum for three choirs, string orchestra, prepared piano and wind harp (1984-1985/1992)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir 
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra 
Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor. 
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11 August 2013 / 19:30 hrs. Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany. Further information and tickets (German and English language).
  
Arvo Pärt: Lamentate. Homage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture 'Marsyas' for piano and orchestra (2002)
Arvo Pärt: Symphony No. 3 (1971)
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano (1977)

Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann: piano, 
Barnabás Kelemen: violin, 
Ye-Eun Choi: violin, 
NDR Radiophilharmonie 
Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor. 
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An Enlightened Disciple of Darkness


1, 2, 3 & 4 August 2013 / 19:30 Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, Estonia. Further information and tickets (English and Estonian language). See the Estonian language video trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVWpTq7xAj  

Dominy Clements: An Enlightened Disciple of Darkness (World Premiere of the musical drama about the life of inventor Bernhard Schmidt)

 
Director and designer: Giuseppe FrigeniMusical director: Tõnu Kaljuste; Costume designer: Reet Aus; Endrik Üksvärav; Maria Valdmaa; Flute octet BlowUp! (Netherlands); Nargen Opera Choir; Choirmaster: Sander Tamm   

The opera is performed in English with Estonian subtitles. Translated into Estonian by Joel Sang.

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Hellerella Premiere: July Weekends on Naissaare Island (Part of the 2013 Nargen Festival)

6 July 2013 / 18.15
Omar's Barn, Naissaare Island, Estonia. Further information and tickets (Estonian language). An English language summary of the 2013 Nargen Festival is available here.

Tõnu Kõrvits: Hellerella*; Rasmus Puur: Hellerella; Jarek Kasar: Hellerella;
*The performance of the Tõnu Kõrvits piece can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj_9GagLaTc 

Jaan Tätte, Kadri Voorand, Rasmus Puur, Jarek Kasar, Tallinn Chamber OrchestraTõnu Kaljuste: conductor.

The concert will be followed by dance music provided by DJ Tõnu Kõrvits.

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Songs for Lena Concert (Part of the Cyrillus Kreek Days of the 2013 Nargen Festival)

8 June 2013 / 18.00
Haapsalu Toomkirik (Haapsalu Cathedral), Haapsalu, Estonia. Further information and tickets (Estonian and English language options). Concert advertising video available on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgb1ZvpsStA.

Cyrillus Kreek: Mu süda ärka üles (Wake up, my heart) Cyrillus Kreek: Jeesus, kõige ülem hää (Jesus, the ultimate good) Cyrillus Kreek: Kaks eestirootsi vaimulikku rahvalaulu (Two Spiritual Folk Songs of Estonian Swedes) Cyrillus Kreek: Maga, maga, Matsikene (Sleep, sleep, little Mats) Pärt Uusberg: Õhtul (In the Evening) Pärt Uusberg: Valgusele (To the Light)  Tõnu Kõrvits: Neli eesti vaimulikku rahvaviisi keelpillikvartettile (Four Spiritual Folk Tunes for a String Quartet) Tõnu Kõrvits: Laulud Lenale / Sånger för Lena (Songs for Lena, for voice and ten instruments - WORLD PREMIERE)
 
Lena Willemark: vocal soloist; Sofia Joons: bowed harp, fiddle; Head Ööd Vend Chamber Choir; Haapsalu Choirs; Nargen Festival Ensemble; Külli KiivetPärt UusbergTõnu Kaljuste, conductors.

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Opening Concert of the 2013 Nargen Festival

7 June 2013 / 19.00
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia. Further information and tickets (Estonian and English language options). Concert advertising video available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPb8nRzvQho. Listen/Watch live (adjust for your own time zone) via audiostream at Klassikaraadio http://otse.err.ee/klassikaraadio/ or videostream at Postimees http://news.postimees.ee/1261316/a-first-in-estonia-postimees-provides-live-streaming-of-nargenfestival-opening-concert-with-ain-anger-and-erso.

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major Joseph Haydn: Raphael's arias from the oratorio "The Creation" Tõnu Kõrvits: Aeg (Time) Veljo Tormis/Tõnu Kõrvits: Viimane laev (The Last Ship) Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27.

Ain Anger: bass; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste: conductor.

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