Yearly Archives: 2009

Arvo Pärt’s In Principio Nominated for Grammy

Arvo Pärt’s In Principio has been nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition. According to Estonian Philcharmonic Chamber Choir, the recording candidates in the category of A Composer’s Award for a contemporary classical composition.

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In Spe Concerts in Tallinn and Tartu

In Spe, the ensemble initiated by Erkki-Sven Tüür, will perform again 30 years after starting in 1979. The ensemble performs with all the musicians that were initially included in In Spe: Erkki-Sven Tüür, Anne Tüür, Mart Metsala, Toivo Kopli, Arvo Urb, Riho Sibul and Peeter Brambat; the concert line up additionally includes friends Jaanus Nõgisto, Jaak Tuksam and Lauri-Dag Tüür. The concerts will take place on 7 December at 8 pm in the small house of Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu, and on 9 December at 8 pm in the grand hall of Puppet Theatre, Tallinn.

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Erkki-Sven Tüür Was Announced the Citizen of the Year

On 26 November, Laine Jänes, the Minister of Culture announced composer Erkki-Sven Tüür the Citizen of the Year. The title was announced at the conference The Nurcery of Good Citizen.

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Premieres in the Repertory of Resonabilis

In the concert programme rePRESSION of the ensemble Resonabilis, new work Signum Magnum II by Kristjan Kõrver will be premiered, additionally Tightrobe Walker, recently composed by Tanja Kozlova, will be performed, also several works that have not been heard in Estonia before. Ensemble Resonabilis performs with the programme rePRESSION on 24 November at 7 pm at the Tartu Cultural Factory and on 25 November at 7 pm in Theatrum, Tallinn.

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New Ochestral Work by Mirjam Tally in Malmö

On 18 November, the new orchestral work Spring: Hommage à Joseph Haydn by Mirjam Tally will be premiered in Malmö Palladium. The work will be performed by Malmö Chamber Orchestra and members of Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Alexander Einarsson.

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The Competiton of Psalm of David

The Competition of Taaveti Laul (Psalm of David) was closed on 1 November. 22 compositions on new translations of Psalms of David were submitted in the competition, carried out by Estonian Composers’ Union and Pirita Monastery.

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Premieres by Tõnu Kõrvits in Finland and France

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir brings new piece Ääni joka katosi to Finnish and Estonian audience. Additionally the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer can be seen at the festival Les Boréales in France with new music written by Tõnu Kõrvits.

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