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.
Risto Joost is at the rostrum of Norwegian Opera Orchestra in Oslo on 18 October to conduct Magnus Lindberg Tempus fugit, Barber Violin Concerto and Sibelius Symphony No. 1.
The Flanders Symphony Orchestra performs the season opening concert in Brugge on 3 October which marks also the inauguration of their new chief conductor Kristiina
Poska. Further dates are in Brussels, Antwerp, Gent etc. The programme features Brahms' Double Concerto and Symphony No. 2 among others.Read more
Sony Classical releases the new album Trip to America by German Brass on 6 September featuring music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, Barber and Porter.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the oratorio Joonas by Tobias Rudolf with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and four choirs in Tallinn on 9 October in English language in the final concert of the Nargen Festival.
On 3 October Risto Joost conducts again the Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava with Tchaikovski's Romeo and Julia Phantasy Overture, Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Martinu's Symphony No. 4.
Risto Joost conducts the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony and Choir in Leipzig on 29 September with Beethoven's Overture Fidelio, Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht joined by soloists.