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The Arvo Pärt Centre accepts artist-in-residence applications

The Arvo Pärt’s centre in Laulasmaa, Estonia, that showcases the cultural heritage of the Estonian composer, is launching a residency programme, offering artists from the different creative fields a possibility to look for new ideas. The residency is open to composers, musicians, writers, visual artists, architects, filmmakers and choreographers, the …

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Arvo Pärt’s new choral work to premiere in New York City

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s a cappella choral work, O Holy Saint Nicholas, will be premiered at the opening of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center Ground Zero site in New York City. The piece will be performed by Schola Cantorum, a Boston, Massachusetts-based …

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Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congress in Estonia

Tõnu Seilenthal, a member of the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples, the coordinating body of the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this summer in Tartu, Estonia, says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of …

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The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir launches a web channel

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, considered one of the best choirs in the world, has launched its own web channel that highlights performances from the past and will feature live-streamed concerts in the future. The famed choir, named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten best choirs …

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The Kremlin likely behind Russia’s Finno-Ugric withdrawal statement

Oliver Loode, an Estonian human rights advocate of the indigenous Uralic peoples, says in an interview with Estonian World that the statement of the Association of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation that called to boycott the next World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in Tartu, Estonia, is probably Kremlin’s work, with instructions …

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A map of Finno-Ugric people in Europe. Image by GalaxMaps, shared under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Russia withdraws from the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

The Association of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation announced their representatives will not participate in the next World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this June in Estonia; the association called into question the need for congresses in the future and blamed them for “interfering in …

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Two Estonian movies to screen at the Moscow Film Festival

Two Estonian films – “Goodbye, Soviet Union”, a comedy, and “Firebird”, a gay-themed thriller – will screen at the Moscow International Film Festival in Russia. “Goodbye, Soviet Union”, directed by Lauri Randla, will be screened as part of the festival’s “Russian Trace” programme and “Firebird”, directed by Peeter Rebane, as …

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The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds collects photos and video materials about the Singing Revolution

This August, Estonia celebrates its thirtieth anniversary of regaining independence; to celebrate the occasion, the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, the host of the huge singing events – called the Singing Revolution – that helped achieve the independence, is preparing a special exhibition and calls people to send photos and video …

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Estonia’s Allfilm wants to attract more foreign movie productions to the country

Allfilm, Estonia’s preeminent film production company that co-produced the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated “Tangerines” and “The Fencer”, wants to attract more foreign productions to the country; the company has now launched a new website that gives a clear overview of what Estonia has to offer. “Choosing the Baltic countries …

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The Estonian Music Days festival to take place online

The contemporary music festival, the Estonian Music Days, organised in collaboration between the composers’ unions of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, will be held online from 22 April to 2 May. The festival will feature concerts, discussion forums and other events, held via an online linkup. This year, the festival will …

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