The recording of Tigran Mansurian's Requiem of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir for ECM Records with the preparation of the choir by Florian Helgath has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Choral Performance.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts four performances of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Västeras Sinfonietta and Swedish singers in Marienhamn (Aland islands) from 18 - 21 August directed by Laura Ruohonen.
Risto Joost directs a performance of Tosca at the Birgitta Festival in Tallinn on 11 August with singers of the English Touring Opera, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Estonian Festival Orchestra. Producer: Blanche McIntyre.
Grete Pedersen conducts Bach's B Minor Mass with The Norwegian Soloists Choir and the Freiburger Barockorchester and soloists at the Festival in Bodo (Norway) on 10 August.
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.Read more
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs two concerts at Schlossfestspiele Etelsen on 5 and 6 August featuring the programme "American Dreams" with works by Reich, Dvorak, Bernstein, Barber and Gershwin.
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.