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A song and dance festival in the UK to celebrate Estonia’s centennial

The European Estonian Song and Dance Festival in the English city of Leicester in September will feature performances by choirs and singers from Estonia and the Estonian expat communities from 14 European countries. After the Second World War, tens of thousands of Estonians, who had been forced to flee their …

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Arvo Pärt’s symphonies released by ECM

ECM Records has released a new album, “Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies”, featuring all four symphonies by the Estonian maestro. The orchestral works from the composer’s different creative periods are performed by the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. According to the Arvo Pärt Centre, the composer maintains that each of …

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“Adam’s Passion” – a unique cooperation by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson premieres in Berlin

Three years after its premiere in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, a joint venture of Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson reaches the Berlin Concert House. In 2015, the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, and the American theatre visionary, Robert Wilson, combined their creative forces and came up with a mesmerising music theatre …

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Estonian documentary makers to release a vinyl with Soviet hippie music

The Estonian filmmakers behind the “Soviet Hippies” documentary that is currently making waves at international film festivals will soon release its soundtrack that was completely based on the music from the Soviet underground. The bare fact that there was a hippie movement in the Soviet Union might come as a surprise …

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Estonia will be represented in the Eurovision by Elina Nechayeva

Elina Nechayeva, an Estonian soprano, will represent her country at the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Nechayeva’s song, “La forza”, was a favourite to win the local contest, Eesti Laul, long before the combination of a jury and a public vote decided its fate at the televised concert …

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Estonian communities around the world celebrate Estonia’s centennial with music, dance and festivities

Estonians will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s independence with dozens of events from Helsinki to Singapore, with more than thirty Estonian communities involved. In Canada, around a thousand Estonians will gather for the festive flag raising at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. In addition, the events in Canada …

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Georgia and Armenia

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its honorary principal conductor, Neeme Järvi, are to perform in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan; in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi; and in the Georgian town of Batumi by the Black Sea as part of the Estonia’s centennial celebrations. The performances are given to …

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The Rudolstadt Festival in Germany to feature Estonian music and art

Estonian artists, including Maarja Nuut and Mari Kalkun, are to perform at the largest folk and world music festival in Germany – the Rudolstadt Festival. The small town of Rudolstadt in Thuringia – a federal state that is also known as “the green heart of Germany” – has become the “German Woodstock of …

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Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack. “We always keep an eye on contemporary performance, where the composer with the most performed works has been Arvo Pärt …

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