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31st Tallinn International Organ Festival

On August 3-13, 2017, the 31st Tallinn International Organ Festival takes place. The artistic director of the festival is Andres Uibo.

Tallinn International Organ Festival has been taking place since 1987, making it the oldest consistently held music festival in Estonia.

Thu, 3 August at 20.59 – 23.50 Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Praeludium / Great Organ Night
"500 Years of Reformation"
Reformation and organ music
Texts by Tarmo Saaret
Exhibition "It was 1987"
Organists: Andres Uibo, Edouard Oganessian, Aleksey Schmitov
Program:
Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruhns, Reger, Buxtehude

Thu, 3 August at 7 p.m. Tartu St.Paul´s Church
Sun, 6 August at 5 p.m. Valga St.John´s Church
Mon, 7 August at 8 p.m. St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Marco Lo Muscio (organ, Italy)
Program:
Wakeman, Uibo, Roberts, Lo Muscio, Ligeti, Bach, Moody

Fri, 4 August at 5 p.m. Tallinn Dome Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Opening ceremony
Kadri Ploompuu (organ, Estonia)
Program:
Lepnurm, Luther, Bach

Fri, 4 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Andres Uibo (organ, Estonia)
Program:
Buxtehude, Bach, Liszt, Tunder, Mendelssohn

Sat, 5 August at 4 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Ensemble Hortus Musicus
Artistic director Andres Mustonen
Program:
Schütz, Senfl, Schein, Scheidt, Luther

Sat, 5 August at 8 p.m. Mustvee Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Aleksey Schmitov (organ), Mihkel Kallip (trumpet), Mart Metsala (trumpet)
Program:
Albinoni-Walther, Brahms, Bach-Schmitov

Sat, 5 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tue, 8 August at 7 p.m. Käsmu Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Stefan Donner (organ, Austria)
Program:
Franck, Vierne, Bach, Guilmant

Sun, 6 August at 10 a.m. Tallinn St. John´s Church Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Festival Mass

Sun, 6 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn St. John´s Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Stefan Donner (organ, Austria)
Jaanika Kuusik (soprano)
Evelin Ester (alt)
Anto Õnnis (tenor)
Alvar Tiisler (bass)
Piret Aidulo (organ, Estonia)
Voces Musicales Chamber Choir, Eesti Sinfonietta
Conductor Andres Mustonen
Program:
Bach. Lutheran Masses BWV 235, BWV 236
Bach. Trio sonata BWV 526, Prelude and fugue BWV 551

Tue, 8 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn Dome Church
Thu, 10 August at 7 p.m. Tartu St. Paul´s Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Wayne Marshall (organ, UK)
Program:
Schmidt, Saint-Saens, Widor, improvisations

Wed, 9 august at 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
"Bach, Fantasy and Fugue"
Organists: Marco lo Muscio (Italy), Andres Uibo (Estonia), Wayne Marshall (UK), Edouard Oganessian (France), Aleksey Schmitov (Russia), Christian Schmitt (Germany), Stefan Donner (Austria)

Thu, 10 August 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Aleksey Schmitov (organ, Russia)
Program:
Froberger, Buxtehude, Krebs, Bach, Mendelssohn, Reubke

Fri, 11 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn Dome Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Christian Schmitt (organ, Germany)
Program:
Merkel, Pärt, Messiaen, Liszt

Sat, 12 August at 4 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Ulla Krigul (organm, Estonia)
Program:
Süda, Tüür, Kõrvits, Krigul

Sat, 12 August at 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Sun, 13 August at 5 p.m. Lohusuu Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Agnieszka Kosmecka (organ, Poland)
Program:
Bach, Hindemith, Alain, Freyer, Franck, Surzynski, Buxtehude, Eben

Sat, 12 August at 8 p.m. Kodavere Church
Sun, 13 August at 7 p.m. Nissi Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Joseph Lia (vocal, Malta)
Piret Aidulo (organ, Estonia)
Program:
Bach, Buxtehude, Mulet, Willan, Caccini, Schubert, Fenech, Mendelssohn, Uibo

Sun, 13 August 4 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Toomas Trass (organ, Estonia)
Program:
Toomas Trass. Three Improvisations on the Martin Luther chorale melodies ("Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her", "Vater unser im Himmelreich", "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott")

Sun, 13 August 8 p.m. Tallinn St. Nicholas´ Church
Tallinn XXXI International Organ Festival
Christian Schmitt (organ, Germany)
Deutsche Streichphilharmonie
Conductor Wolfgang Hentrich
Program:
Barber, Mendelssohn, Liszt

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