Tonu Kaljuste is at the rostrum of Swedish Radio Symphony and Choir in Stockholm on 18, 19 and 20 December to conduct the traditional christmas concerts with music by J.S. Bach, Britten, Olsson, Sköld, Vaughan Williams, Köhler, Pärt, Gardner, Bissell and Sibelius.
Grete Pedersen conducts the Choeur de Radio France in Paris on 19 December in a Christmas programme with songs by Penderecki, Rachmaninow, Bruckner, Poulenc/Maitre, Nordqvist and Traditionals.
The album with music by Liszt and Pärt by Kaspars Putnins and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with Ondine has been nominated for the ICMA Award 2020. The winners will be announced on 21 January 2020.
Anna-Maria Helsing has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Rusk Chamber Music Festival in Jakobstad, Finland from 2020. The festival takes place annually in November.
On 28 November Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Wermland Opera Orchestra in Karlstad, Sweden in Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 "Scottish" and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
Risto Joost conducts the opening concert of the residency of Tonu Korvits with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in Tallinn on 22 November. The programme features the premiere of Nocturanus, a composition for strings and gongs, where the gongs are placed in the hall in the form of a solar system.
Tõnu Kaljuste has been appointed Conductor Laureate of the Swedish Radio Choir. From 1995-2001 he held the position of Chief Conductor and has afterwards maintained a very strong relationship with the ensemble. He conducts a tour with the choir in Germany in May 2020.