During this week, we recommend you to enjoy some beautiful concerts, contemporary art and scary movies.
Concert “Lesson of Darkness”
27 Mar
Tallinn Swedish St Michael’s Church
Baroque ensemble LaBande presents its new programme “Lesson of Darkness” which is dedicated to the liturgical genre leçon de ténèbre (lesson of darkness) in 17th-century French music. The centre piece of the concert is M. R. Delalande’s ” Lesson of Darkness for Holy Wednesday”. The programme will also present a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces by celebrated French composers of the 17th century, among them A. Campra, M. Marais, and J. F. Rebel.
The opening movie of the Festival of Strange Films
29 Mar
Kuku Club
The season of this year’s Strange Film Festival will begin. The first film in the programme is The Giant Spider Invasion (1975). It is a film from a little-known American filmmaker called Bill Rebane, who is actually a little-known Estonian filmmaker. The movie is a classic old-school science fiction, where the giant spiders are coming to take over yet another city. The film is a kind of homage to the monster movies of the 1950s. Before the screening, a short lecture will be held that will introduce the film.
Iberofest classical music concert in Villa Ammende
30 Mar
Ammende Villa
The concert programme by Adrián Bravo (violin) and Ashot Drnayan-Babrouski (piano) consists of a rich compilation of miniatures for violin and piano with a special emphasis on Spanish composers pieces through different styles. From Falla’s exotic folklore to Bartók’s popular dances, from Debussy’s colorful impressionism to Sarasate’s virtuosity.
Easter Day concert
31 Mar
Tartu St Paul’s Church
Corelli Consort, Mixed Choir of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and soloists Jaanika Kuusik (soprano), Ivo Posti (countertenor), Rasmus Kull (tenor, bass), Tamar Nugis (bass)
will perform Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia! It is a brilliant work for large choruses, orchestra, soloists and vocal ensembles.
Accordion playing competition
31 Mar
Haapsalu Community Centre
The competition takes place in two categories: accordion and garmon. The three-member jury consisting of Margus Põldsepp, Heino Tartes and Anti Nöör will select the three best players in both categories. In addition, the special prizes will be given out. After the end of the competition-concert, a joint playing takes place, conducted by Enrik Visla.
Cinema Dentata #7: Possession
31 Mar
Cinema Sõprus
The movie which genre is hard to define represents a relentless, hysterical release of suppressed fears and sexuality. It’s a story about Mark and Anna. During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she wants a divorce. This is the only English-language film by Andrzej Żuławski (1940–2016), a controversial Polish auteur cinema figure. The director who left his home country because of a censorship wrote the scenario of Possession when his own marriage was falling apart.
Köler Prize 2018. Exhibition of Nominees
31 Mar – 20 May
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia
Köler Prize is an art award established in 2011 by the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM). Its main objective throughout the years has been to give recognition to important artists and art collectives that are active in Estonia and to popularise contemporary art in general. The nominees for the Köler Prize 2018 are Anna Škodenko, Holger Loodus, Taavi Talve, Tanja Muravskaja and Tarvo Varres. The artists submit two works of their own choice for the exhibition – one that has already been exhibited which could also be considered representative of the artist’s previous work, and the other, a new work produced especially for the Köler Prize.