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Concert News

The next concerts are the Good Friday Concert with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in Tallinn, Estonia on April 18, 2014 and the Music of Arvo Pärt in association with the Arvo Pärt Project performed with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra on May 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. and on May 31 and June 2, 2014 in New York City. See further information and links at the Future Concerts page.

Award News

Tõnu Kaljuste was announced as the winner of Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26, 2014 for the recording of: 

Pärt: Adam's Lament
Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Label: ECM New Series

See the complete list of Classical music nominees and winners at http://www.grammy.com/nominees?genre=5 

Radio & Video Broadcasts via the Internet News

The Good Friday Concert on April 18, 2014 will be a live web audio stream broadcast by Estonian Klassikaraadio and will be available in their archives for 30-days after the event. Live audio stream is at http://otse.err.ee/klassikaraadio/. 

The Arvo Pärt in the Temple of Dendur concert on June 2, 2014 will be live streamed on radio and internet by Q2 Music at q2music.org. 
 
Archived Broadcast News (TV & Radio via Internet)

The December 5, 2013 Opening Concert of the Christmas Music in Three Churches Concert series was livestreamed on the internet and the archived video and photographs of the concert can be viewed at http://publik.delfi.ee/news/muusika/tana-delfi-tvs-riia-katastroofis-hukkunute-malestuskontsert.d?id=67370966 

The Soundstreams Music of Arvo Pärt concert on October 1, 2013 at Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada was livestreamed on the internet and is available for archived viewing at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/236409/arvo-part. The individual works performed at the October 1, 2013 concert can also be viewed on YouTube videos as follows:
"L'Abbe Agathon" by Arvo Pärt at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2i5ZWLiYbo 
"Open Road" by James Rolfe at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAPpuHriIi0 
"Ave Maria" by Riho Esko Maimets at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fqgtzD6opo 
"Adam's Lament" by Arvo Pärt at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCx-Meklym0 

The Heino Eller 125 concerts from September 1, 2012 at the Nargen Festival can be viewed online through a series of programs on Estonian Television (ETV and ETV2):
Heino Eller: 3 Symphonies (Documentary - Estonian language only) at http://etv2.err.ee/videod/kultuur/f34305f6-27b3-4dc4-91c1-adb7dbbdc9cb
Heino Eller: Symphony No. 1, 1936 at http://etv2.err.ee/videod/kultuur/2ffdf6ed-e170-4e4a-bae7-b1cf99007cff
Heino Eller: Symphony No. 2, 1948 at http://etv2.err.ee/videod/kultuur/f364c27a-c658-488b-bb14-27d814edda7f
Heino Eller: Symphony No. 3, 1961 at
http://etv.err.ee/index.php?05657147&video=4618
The Arvo Pärt Symphonies No. 1 to 4 concert from September 9, 2011 at the Nargen Festival Pärt Days can be viewed online through two programs on Estonian Television (ETV):
Symphonies No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 at http://etv.err.ee/arhiiv.php?id=121850
Symphony No. 4 at http://etv.err.ee/arhiiv.php?id=122054
These are both with short Estonian language interviews without subtitles. 

Recording News

On May 1, 2013 Carus Verlag released the new CD Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle recorded by Kirchheimer Vokal-Consort conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. The disc is available from Carus Verlag at http://www.carus-verlag.com/8340600.html and regular online music stores. At http://www.amazon.de/Rossini-Petite-Messe-solennelle-Kaljuste/dp/B00CDCPBJ8/ you can view enlarged cover images.  

The works from the Tõnu Kõrvits composer concert on February 6, 2013 were recorded for a future release on ECM Records. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.