Thanks to 750 musicians, more than 100 free concerts enrich the programme of the Music Day on October 1! Of course, it’s not possible to experience everything. Here are, however, three options for spending one music-filled day!
Option A – Music Day in Tallinn
Start your Music Day at 11 a.m. at the market of the Baltic Station, where the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir will perform under the conduction of Ingrid Kõrvits.
From there, go to the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, where violinist Sänni Noormets will give a concert at 12 o’clock.
When the wonderful violin concert is over, run to the Telliskivi Creative City by 2 p.m., where the Police and Border Guard Orchestra performs under the baton of Hando Põldmäe.
After that, it’s time for lunch and the Music Day can continue at the Russian Cultural Centre’s Chamber Hall, where at 4 p.m. the musicians of the Russian Philharmonic Society will perform.
After the end of the concert at the Russian Cultural Centre, you can jump to the tram no 4 at Vabaduse Square, which departs at 5.15 p.m. There you can enjoy the concert “Tallinn Invites You!” with the stars Jennifer Marisse Cohen (vocals) and Luisa Lõhmus (guitar, ukulele, vocals).
Then you can go home and turn on the TV at 7 p.m. to enjoy the Estonian Television live broadcast from Music Awards Ceremony at the Estonian Concert Hall, where the Estonian Music Council and the Endowment for Music of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia reward outstanding musicians.
Option B – Music Day in Central Estonia
Start your Music Day at 12 o’clock with the organ half-hour, where the acclaimed duo Teet Järvi (cello) and Mari Järvi (organ) perform at the Järva-Jaani Church.
From there, go to the Paide Cultural Centre, where at 1 p.m. you will get part of the magnificent event “Your Adventure with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra”! An ideal event to visit with children. Musicians from the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra introduce their important instruments, musical instruments, to the smallest of the family, and after that you can enjoy the musical fairy tale, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf “ under the conduction of Toomas Vavilov.
The adventure continues with the performances by various Estonian National Symphony Orchestra’s chamber ensembles, but if you wish to see even more diverse artists, it’s a good idea to go to Rapla, where Kadri-Liis Kukk (soprano) and Mihkel Järvi (piano) will perform at 4 p.m. at Rapla Cultural Centre.
After that, run home to make yourself comfortable in front of the television at 7 p.m., as the Estonian Television will make a live broadcast from Music Awards Ceremony at the Estonian Concert Hall, where the Estonian Music Council and the Endowment for Music of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia reward outstanding musicians.
Option C – Music Day in Southern Estonia
Start your Music Day at the Vanemuine Concert Hall at 11 a.m., where you can listen to charming Marion Strandberg (flute, piano, vocals) and Priit Strandberg (vocals, piano, guitar) and String Quartet including Susann-Elisabeth Eessaar (violin), Lucia Sanchis Alfonso (violin), Aike Randmann (cello) and Lauri Sõõro (cello).
From there, go to Mooste Folk House, where at 3 p.m. the concert of the legendary Estonian TV Girls’ Choir will start under the conduction of Aarne Saluveer.
Once you have been charmed by the girls’ choir, go to the Suure-Jaani Church, where an organ half-hour will begin at 6 p.m. and Merike Saaremets will take a seat behind the king of the instruments.
If you don’t have enough energy for the whole tour, why not to choose just some favourite concerts.
- 12 p.m. Loo Cultural Centre, Duo Malva & Priks.
Nice performance with the touch of traditional music by the duo Kulno Malva (vocals, accordion, bagpipe) and Kristjan Priks (vocals, percussion)
- 1 p.m. Pärnu Town Hall, Estonian Children’s Choir Ilmalilled, conductors Ave Sopp and Vilve Maide, guest Hain Hõlpus. Warm and good!
- 2 p.m. Saue Music School, Csaba Zolta Marjan (percussion) and Anneli Tohver (piano).
When was the last time you experienced the enchanting concurrence of piano music and virtuous percussions? Now you have an opportunity!
- 3 p.m. Jõhvi Concert Hall, Estonian pianists’ gala.
A selection of the most brilliant Estonian pianists will perform: Age Juurikas, Tanel Joamets, Kristi Kapten, Sten Lassmann, Mati Mikalai, Mihkel Poll and Kai Ratassepp. Jõhvi Concert Hall is worth to visit already at 12 o’clock because piano music plays there all day: piano music for the whole family Estonian pianists and students from Jõhvi Music School and Ahtme Art School, and at 1.30 p.m. Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” will be performed by Kai Ratassepp and Mati Mikalai.
- 12 p.m., 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. Hüpassaare, Mart Saar’s Museum yard in Viljandi County, “Mart Saar 135”. Mart Saar’s 135th anniversary programme.
There will be performances by chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend (conductor Pärt Uusberg), Tartu University Chamber Choir (conductor Triin Koch), female choir Carmina (conductor Margit Võsa) and texts by the musician and music teacher Riina Roose.
Additionally, Mati Turi (tenor) and Martti Raide (piano) make a performance that is based on the Mart Saar’s works. They are accompanied by the pianists Rasmus Andreas Raide and Carita Irjas. At the same time, Turi and Raide present their Mart Saar’s solo songs album titled “Ussisõnad”. The album includes 19 solo songs and folk tune arrangements, among them the first recordings of five previously unpublished works.
There is also a bog hike “In the footsteps of Mart Saar” for the participants. This is guided by Riina Roose.
There is also a free bus from Viljandi to Hüpassaare. On the 1st of October, the bus departs from Viljandi at the car park behind the St. Paul’s Church at 10.30 and returns to Viljandi at around 4.30 p.m. If necessary, stops in Olustvere and Suure-Jaani are also possible. Registration here:
- 3 p.m. Põltsamaa Cultural Centre. Concert and meeting with a composer Olav Ehala.
Who wouldn’t like Olav Ehala? The concert will be accompanied by Hanna-Liina Võsa (vocals) and the composer’s works will be presented by the saxophone quintet of Põltsamaa Music School and music groups of Põltsamaa Cultural Centre.
- 4 p.m. Tapa Culture House. Soprano Ksenia Kuchukova and pianist Helin Kapten.
High-quality classical music at your home!
Give yourself one day full of music!