The Arcis Saxophone Quartets features the programme American Dreams with music by Steve Reich, Dvorak, Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Bernstein in Villach on 17 May.
Kaspars Putniņš conducts the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm, Engelbrekt Church on May 5 with music by Ravel/Gottwald, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Wikander, Sven-David Sandström and Daniel-Lesur.
Anna-Maria Helsing gives her debut with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra on April 26 with the Scandinavian premiere of „Absent Illusions" for violin, viola and orchestra by Fredrik Högberg, Franz Berwald's "Estrella di Soria - Overture" and Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations".
The album with the six motets of J.S. Bach by Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir with BIS Records was awarded the Diapason d'Or.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Kaspars Putniņš perform at Klangvokal Festival Dortmund on 20 May the programme Longing for the North presenting "Best of Arvo Pärt" pieces as well as sacred and folk songs by Cyrillus Kreek and Veljo Tormis.
On 3 May Anna-Maria Helsing gives her debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct music by Resphighi, Andrea Tarrodi, Sibelius, Minna Leinonen and Rautavaara.