Kaspars Putnins receives Award of Cultural Endowment of Estonia 2019

On 1 October, the chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Kaspars Putniņš was given the Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for the devoted activity in the music life of Estonia.

The ceremony took place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn within the Music Day Gala.

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Risto Joost conducts Oulu Sinfonia

Risto Joost conducts the Oulu Sinfonia, Chamber Choir Tuiran Oulu and soloists in Oulu on 31 October. The programme includes the Fauré Requiem, Toru Takemitsu Requiem for strings and Aulis Sallinnen Four Songs.

Grete Pedersen directs Brahms Requiem

Grete Pedersen directs A German Requiem by Brahms with The Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Ensemble Allegria, Norwegian Wind Ensemble and soloists in four concerts in Hamar, Sandefjord, Fredrikstad and Oslo from 30 October - 3 November.

Theatre of Voices: First performance in London

Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier perform the programme Baltic Voices at London King's Place on 27 September featuring the world premiere of Helena Hulve's The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and music by Veljo Tormis, Arvo Pärt, Galina Grigorjeva and Peteris Vasks.

Tonu Kaljuste at Pärt Festival in Estonia

Tonu Kaljuste conducts the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and soloists in two concerts at Arvo Pärt Festival in Estonia on 9 and 10 September in Viljandi und Tartu with a "Best of Arvo Pärt" programme.

Anna-Maria Helsing conducts Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Kokkola on 28 September with the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen The Lustful Mother for baritone and chamber orchestra, Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile and Shostakovich Chamber Symphony op. 118a.

Risto Joost & Janacek Philharmonic at Elbphilharmonie

Risto Joost conducts the Janacek Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno and soloists at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on 22 September with Josef Suk Fairy Tale op. 16 and Beethoven Symphony No. 9. 

Stefan Parkman conducts Polish Chamber Choir

On 20 October Stefan Parkman conducts the Polish Chamber Choir in Danzig with the programme Polar Lights with music by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Knut Nysted, P.E. Lange-Müller, Sven-David Sandström, Nils Lindberg, Jan Sandström and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Arcis Saxophone Quartet at MiTo Festival

The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs at MiTo Festival in Torino and Milano with the programme American Dreams on 11 and 12 September.

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