Risto Joost conducts Haydn's The Seasons in a staged version (director: Ran Arthur Braun) at Birgitta Festival in Tallinn on 4 and 5 August with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Further partners are the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and three soloists.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the revival of the scenic production Nativity Words presenting works by Veljo Tormis with the Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, actors of von Krahl Theatre Tallinn and others at the Nargenfestival in Tallinn from 2-8 August. Stage direction: Peeter Jalakas.
Risto Joost conducts the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony and Choir and soloists in Erfurt on 24 June in the opening concert of the MDR Musiksommer. The programme
includes Mozart: Ave verum corpus, Peteris Vasks: Violin Concerto Tala gaisma and Mozart: Mass c Minor KV 427.Read more
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra at Summer Sounds Festival in Porvoo Finland on 1 July. The programme features works by Eva Dahlgren and Emma Salokoski.
Risto Joost and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra perform at MDR Musiksommer in Bautzen on 7 July a Bach-Pärt programme featuring Brandenburgisches Konzert No. 3 and 5, Violin Concerto E Major as well as Tabula rasa and Silouan's Song.
Stefan Parkman conducts the WDR Rundfunkchor in the jazz programme Late Night Serenade joined by the jazz singer Simin Tander in Aachen at the Chorbiennale on 7 July as well in Cologne on 8 July.
Florian Helgath conducts the RIAS Kammerchor in Jüterbog on 15 July within the Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte joined by Capella de La Torre. The programme includes works by Schütz, Gabrieli and Praetorius.
The new album of Les Vents Francais with a Beethoven focus will be released on 7 April by Warner Classics: Apart from variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" various duos and trios for wind instruments or horn and piano are featured.