Tallinn, Kultuurikatel, Black Box hall, 7 pm

NARGENFESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT: presentation concert of Tõnu Kõrvits's album "MIRROR" (ECM)


Disc presentation concert

Tõnu Kõrvits
Reflections from a Plain
 (Peegeldused tasasest maast)
Seven Dreams of Seven Birds
 (Seitsme linnu seitse und)
Song (Laul)

Veljo Tormis, Tõnu Kõrvits
Plainland Song
 (Tasase maa laul)
The Last Ship
 (Viimane laev)

Anja Lechner (cello, Germany)
Kadri Voorand (vocal)
Tõnu Kõrvits (kantele)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste

The new season of Nargenfestival opens with the concert of Tõnu Kõrvits's works from his newly released album „Mirror“ (March 2016) which are performed by cello soloist Anja Lechner from Germany, singer Kadri Voorand, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. It is the first author disc of the composer released by the renown German company ECM.

Estonian musical works have an important place in ECM's history. The company's classical music series "ECM New Series" began in 1984 with Arvo Pärt's „Tabula rasa“ later accompanied by his other works as well as author discs of other Estonain composers: Erkki-Sven Tüür, Helena Tulve, Heino Eller and Veljo Tormis. To award the contribution of promoting Estonian music, Peep Lassmann, the rector of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, hands over the title of the Academy's honorary doctorto ECM's founder and head Manfred Eicher.

The concert takes place in cooperation with Estonian Academy of Theatre and Music, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

Tickets are on sale from 2nd May 2016 in Piletilevi.