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A digital concert to celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday

Dash Arts, a London-based international arts organisation, will be hosting a virtual mini-concert and live discussion to mark Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday. The concert is created and recorded at the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia and features performances by British pianist Sophia Rahman and Estonian violinist Andres Kaljuste. …

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Estonia, Finland and Hungary celebrate the Pan-Finno-Ugric Day

Estonia, Finland and Hungary, the three independent Finno-Ugric countries, celebrate the Pan-Finno-Ugric Day on 17 October. Based on a decision of the fourth Finno-Ugric Cultural Congress in 1931, Finno-Ugric Days are held annually throughout the Finno-Ugric world on the third weekend of October. In Estonia, the Finno-Ugric Day has been a day of national …

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An international exhibition in Tallinn looks at the relationships between animals and people

The Kadriorg Art Museum in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, has launched the exhibition, “Always by Our Side: Cats and Dogs in 16th–19th-Century Art”, which focuses on the relationships between animals and people over three centuries; the works on display show how artists have reflected on these relationships in their work. …

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra introduces a “virtual concert hall”

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its new chief conductor and artistic director, Olari Elts, will begin its 94th season both at the Estonia Concert Hall and a virtual concert hall; the first concert will be broadcast live for free on the new online platform on 11 September. On 11 …

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VIDEO: Anne Akiko Meyers performs “Estonian Lullaby” by Arvo Pärt

Anne Akiko Meyers, an American concert violinist and the top-selling classical instrumentalist of 2014 on Billboard’s traditional classical charts, has released a recording of Arvo Pärt’s “Estonian Lullaby for Violin and Piano”, dedicated to her by the maestro; her performance is accompanied by a beautiful animated video. The piece was …

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Arvo Pärt: The coronavirus has shown us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, gave a rare interview to the Spanish newspaper, ABC, in which the maestro said the coronavirus had showed us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism and human existence is possible only in relation to other living beings.* Pärt was interviewed by …

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Renowned conductor Edward Caswell conducts concerts in Estonia dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday

On 28 August in St John’s Church Tartu and 29 August in St. John’s Church Tallinn, the concerts “Great Service” will be dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday; the performances will be conducted by internationally renowned choral conductor Edward Caswell and performed by Voces Tallinn and the ensemble Floridante. In a programme of works …

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Canadian-Estonian documentary “Gulag 113” added to Amazon Prime in the US and the UK

Canadian-Estonian filmmaker Marcus Kolga’s 2006 documentary about his Estonian grandfather’s experience and escape from the Soviet Gulag, titled “Gulag 113”, is now available on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service in the United States and the United Kingdom. The film, produced for Canadian national television in 2006, was acclaimed by …

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