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.Read more
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 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.
Florian Helgath, ChorWerk Ruhr and Duisburg Philharmonic perform two concerts at Ruhrtriennale in Gladbeck on 31 August and 1 September with Luciano Berio's Coro and Alessandro Striggio's Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno.
The Finnish label Ondine publishes the new album LISZT & PÄRT of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Kaspars Putnins in September.
On 24 August the Brno Philharmonic, soprano Patricia Janecková and Risto Joost will perform the program "Romantic Carnival" at the Britzer Garten in Berlin. On the programme are works by Berlioz, Offenbach, Dvorak, Smetana amongst others.
The vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis will be performing within the RheinVokal Festival in Ahrweiler on 17 August. Together with their leader Jaan-Eik Tulve these top Estonian singers will present a programme with works by Arvo Pärt, John Dunstable, Igor Strawinsky, David Lang as well as gregorian music.
Grete Pedersen is invited to appear on 16 August at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Together with the Chamber Choir Ireland she presents a programme with works by Saariaho, Matre, Andriessen, McKay and others.
Two of the newest albums of Les Vents Français, Concertante! (with works by Danzi, Mozart, Devienne and Pleyel) and Moderniste (with music by Phillippe Hersant and Thierry Escaich) have been nominated for the award Opus Klassik 2019 in the category Ensemble/Orchestra.