The festival "Estonian Music Days", which has been held since 1979, focuses on the freshest creation of Estonian composers.
Estonian Music Days 2017
April 6–13, 2017, Tallinn
Festival theme: "Through the Dusk"
"It's getting dark," people think and stop what they are doing. And listen, as dusk is the time for listening. Because the sense is alert in every direction, responsive to every invitation. The sounds heard in the dimness are like windows, gates... Gates between the day and night. Gates between the impossible and possible. Gates for what is on this side and on the other. Darkness amplifies the sounds into an invitation!
The festival "Estonian Music Days" (EMP) comes again with the fresh energy of spring! Taking place for the 38th time already, EMP is Estonia's largest festival for premieres, bringing more than 25 new pieces written especially for the festival by our most outstanding composers of all generations to the audience over a week in 2017. The works will be performed by top Estonian groups and interpreters, among them the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Estonian Cello Ensemble, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Johan Randvere, Peeter Vähi, Hele-Riin Uib, Ulla Krigul, Saale Fischer, Kristel Aer, Theodor Sink, and others.
Foreign performers are represented by internationally recognised interpreters from France and Russia, among them pianist Nicolas Horvath and percussionist Le Quan Ninh from France and oboe player Dmitri Bulgakov from Russia.
The works by the following composers will be performed: Galina Grigorjeva, Helena Tulve, Tauno Aints, Rene Eespere, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Liisa Hirsch, Peeter Vähi, Arvo Pärt, Timo Steiner, Malle Maltis, Ekke Västrik, Lauri Jõeleht, Sander Mölder, Jaan Rääts, Margo Kõlar, Andrus Kallastu, Lepo Sumera, Ester Mägi, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tõnis Kaumann, Mihkel Kerem, Kerri Kotta, Evelin Seppar, Mirjam Tally, Aleksandr Žedeljov, Vsevolod Pozdejev, Avi Benjamin, Karl Tipp, etc.
The programme of the Estonian Music Days is available here: www.eestimuusikapaevad.ee
The festival is organised by the Estonian Composers' Union.
In 2019, the Estonian Composers' Union and the Estonian Music Days present the annual conference of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) and the world's most influential contemporary music festival "World Music Days".
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