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Concerts/performances in 2003

Date of performance: Sunday, December 21, 2003 7pm. Estonian Time (Tallinn); Monday, December 22, 2003 7pm. Estonian Time (Tartu); Tuesday, December 23, 2003 7pm. Estonian Time (Pärnu).
Premiere or event: Christmas Concert Tour in Estonia 2003
Performers: Malin Hartelius (soprano), Anna Zander (mezzo), Mati Turi (tenor), Ove Petterson (bass), Mixed Choir of Latvian Radio, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia (Dec. 21, 2003); Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia (Dec. 22, 2003); Pärnu Concert Hall, Pärnu, Estonia (Dec. 23, 2003).
Works on the program: Handel: Messiah.
Sponsor: Eesti Kontsert (Estonian Concert Organization) see http://www.concert.ee/ and click for December 2003.
Tickets: 150- EKK, 100-EKK (Tallinn); 120- EKK, 80- EKK, (Tartu); 100- EKK (Pärnu) Promotional Quote: no current broadcast of any of the concerts is currently known, instead there will be a rebroadcast on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2003 of a 1998 performance of Messiah by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. For further details and links see the Tõnu Kaljuste Radio and Television Broadcasts Page

Date of performance: Monday, December 8, 2003 7pm. Estonian Time. (19:00 hrs.)
Premiere or event: "Aita Liikuma" (Help Get It Moving) Charity Benefit Concert
Performers: Irene-Maria Lindi (piano), Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Works on the program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major; Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 90; + unannounced surprise performances
Sponsor: ELIL (Estonian Union of Persons with Mobility Impairment)
Tickets: 100-EKK available at the Estonian Concert Organization "Eesti Kontsert" ticket window and other local ticket sales locations in Tallinn, Estonia.
Other information: Persons with wheelchairs requiring assistance (provided by Estonian Cadets) with stairs and steps at the concert hall are asked to pre-register at telephone 6663166 or via email at rsvp@orgcom.ee and are requested to please arrive an hour before the concert start time.

Dates of session: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 to Friday, November 28, 2003
Premiere or event: 2nd Session of the European Cultural Parliament
Representation from Estonia: Tõnu Kaljuste (music), Mihkel Mutt (literature)
Location: Graz, Austria
Main Themes: Creativity, Creative Milieus and Civic Transformation in Europe" and "Culture as an Instrument of Conflict Prevention"
Sponsor: European Cultural Parliament
Further information: available at http://www.kulturparlament.com (information available in English)

Date of performance: Monday, November 10, 2003
Premiere or event: Arvo Pärt - Person of the Borderland Festival
Performers: Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (solo piano), Vilnian Choir Jauna Muzika, Bialystok Philharmonic Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Bialystok, Poland
Works on the program: Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident; Cecilia, vergine romana; Lamentate.
Sponsor: Bialystok Philharmony
Tickets: Further information available at http://www.pogranicze.sejny.pl/ (information available in English)
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date: October 21-25, 2003
Premiere or event: The Eric Ericson Award Jury
Location: Uppsala & Stockholm, Sweden
Details: The Eric Ericson Award is a new prize for young choir conductors and is held in connection with Eric Ericson's 85th birthday anniversary in October 2003. The winner of the competition was Peter Dijkstra from the Netherlands. See further information see The Swedish Choral Centre.
Sponsors: The Eric Ericson Foundation, Rikskonserter/The Swedish Choral Centre, The Swedish Radio/The Berwald Hall, Uppsala University Choral Centre and sponsors. Jury Members:Maria Guinand (Venezuela), Bengt Hall (Sweden, Chairman), Inge Hein (Denmark), Matti Hyökki, (Finland), Tõnu Kaljuste (Estonia), Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Annette Simonsen (Denmark), Dale Warland (USA).

Date of performance: Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 20:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Odense Concert
Performers: Odense Symfoniorkester / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Carl Neilsen Hall, Odense, Denmark
Works on the programme: Jean Sibelius:Finlandia; Anders Hillborg:Clarinet Concerto "Peacock Tales" (soloist:Martin Fröst); Carl Neilsen:Symphony No. 5.
Sponsor & tickets: http://www.odensesymfoni.dk/ at prices Kr. 150. 110. or 60.
Promotional Quote: search in progress.

Date of performance: Friday, September 26, 2003 at 20:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Berlin Concert
Performers: Rundfunkchor Berlin / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie Berlin,
Works on the programme: Sergei Rachmaninov:Vespermesse (Vespers - All Night Vigil).
Sponsor & tickets: Rundfunkchor Berlin

Date of performance: Sunday, September 21, 2003.
Premiere or event: Festival Fest Der Kontinente, Berlin
Performers:Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Berlin
Works on the program:Veljo Tormis:selections from Karelian Destiny; Litany To Thunder; selection from Livonian Heritage; selections from Vepsian Paths; selections from Votic Wedding Songs; selection from Three Estonian Game Songs; selections from Ingrian Evenings.

Date of performance: Sunday, September 7, 2003 at 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Latvian Premieres of Arvo Pärt works, including In Principio dedicated to Tõnu Kaljuste
Performers:Latvian State Choir; Latvian National Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Riga Dome Cathedral, Riga, Latvia
Works on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Wallfahrtslied; Como Cierva Sedienta; In Principio; Credo.

Date of performance: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Estonian Premiere of new Arvo Pärt work (dedicated to Tõnu Kaljuste)
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Works on the program: Antonio Vivaldi: Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident; In Principio (Estonian Premiere).
Review: search in progress

Date of performance: Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 15:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Baltic Sea Festival
Performers:Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Works on the program:Veljo Tormis: selections from Karelian Destiny; Curse Upon Iron; selections from Vepsian Paths; Litany To Thunder; selections from Votic Wedding Songs; selections from Three Estonian Game Songs; selections from Ingrian Evenings.
Sponsor & tickets: Baltic Sea Festival Concert Tickets 50.-245. SEK
Review: Financial Times; August 29, 2003 ARTS:Veljo Tormis/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Baltic Sea Festival by Larry L. Lash. Quote:"The first Baltic Sea Festival came into its own with the superb Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's unforgettable all-Tormis concert at Stockholm's Berwaldhallen. Many who attended will never be quite the same."

Dates of master class: August 17-19, 2003.
Premiere or event: Tõnu Kaljuste Conducting Masterclass in association with the 1st International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition
Lecturer: Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.
Works to be discussed/demonstrated: details are posted at both links below.
Sponsor & registration: International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition and at the Sibelius Academy announcements

Dates of master class: July 26-27, 2003.
Premiere or event: 20th Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Competition
Member of the Jury: Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Takarazuka Vega Hall, 1-2-18 Kiyoshikojin Takarazuka Hyogo 665-0836 Japan. Tel. 0797-84-6192.
Further information: Website (Japanese language) www.takarazuka-c.jp/ticc/20th_ticc.htm.
Sponsor & registration: Takarazuka Foundation for Cultural Promotion, 3rd Floor, Sorio Building, 2-1-1 Sakaemachi Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0845 Japan. Tel.+81-797-85-8844 and Fax.+81-797-85-8873 and Email to: sizaidan@city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp

Dates of master class: July 23-25, 2003.
Premiere or event: Tõnu Kaljuste Masterclass for Choir Conductors
Lecturer: Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Takarazuka, Japan.
Program to be discussed/demonstrated: To be announced.
Sponsor & registration: Takarazuka Foundation for Cultural Promotion, 3rd Floor, Sorio Building, 2-1-1 Sakaemachi Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0845 Japan. Tel.+81-797-85-8844 and Fax.+81-797-85-8873 and Email to: sizaidan@city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp

Date of performance: Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 05:34 hrs. (NOTE: Dawn start time)
Premiere or event: Arvo Pärt Concerts in the Italian Dolomites
Performers:Latvian Radio Choir / Kaspars Putnins (Note: Tõnu Kaljuste will not be conducting at this concert, but we are listing it as an important conclusion to this weekend event)
Location: Villa Welsperg, la Casa del Parco in Val Canali, Italy
Works on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Triodion; Tribute to Caesar; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Dopo la Vittoria; ...which was the son of... .

Date of performance: Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 20:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Arvo Pärt Concerts in the Italian Dolomites
Performers:Latvian Radio Choir; Accademia i Filarmonici di Verona / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Villa Welsperg, la Casa del Parco in Val Canali, Italy
Works on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Wallfahrtslied; Solfeggio; Fratres (soloist:Andres Kaljuste); Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Orient & Occident.
Sponsor & information (ticketing information not yet known): NaturalMente Arte Venti (Trento/Italy) - I Suoni Delle Dolomiti nel Parco Naturale Panegeggio Pale di San Martino - estate 2003
Promotional Quote: "I prati di Villa Welsperg, la Casa del Parco in Val Canali, saranno testimoni di Anabasi, un progetto speciale dedicato all musica di Arvo Pärt per salutare il sole del tramonto e di una nuova alba dolomitica." + Directions of how to get there.

Dates of master class: June 30 - July 6, 2003.
Premiere or event: Tõnu Kaljuste Masterclass for Choir Conductors
Lecturer: Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Varese Music School Hall, Piazza Motta 4, Varese, Italy.
Program to be discussed/demonstrated: Analysis, study and conducting of contemporary choral music from Italy and the Baltic Regions. Choral conducting technique, vocal technique, intonation and acoustics problems. The detailed plan and the repertoire will be ready before May 5, 2003 at the school secretary's office or downloadable from the school's web-site.
Sponsor & registration: See information (available in Italian and English) at the Comune Di Varese website.
Promotional Quote: See details in Italian and English with Tõnu Kaljuste biographical information at this page.

Date of performance: June 19, 2003 at 21:30 hours. (note:updated time)
Premiere or event: Musikfestspiele Saar - Im Rausch der Sinne - Skrjabin-Nacht als Multimedia-Show
Performers:Thomas Duis:piano (Concerto); Erna Hennicot-Schoepges:light keyboard (Prometheus); Thomas Betz: piano (Prometheus); Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Gebläsehalle, Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen.
Works on the programme: Alexander Skrjabin:Concerto pour piano et orchestre en fa dièse mineur, op. 20; Poème de l'Extase, op. 54; Prométhée, ou Poème du Feu, op. 60.
Sponsor & tickets: Musikfestspiele Saar
Promotional Quote: Die Gebläsehalle verwandelt sich unter der Musik Skrjabins in einen von Düften durchwobenen Lichttempel. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges ist nicht nur Pianistin, sondern auch die Kulturministerin des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.

Date of performance: Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 15:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert VI in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Kanon Pokajanen.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.

Date of performance: Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 13:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert V in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Soloists (note that Tõnu Kaljuste may not be participating in this concert)
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Spiegel im Spiegel für Violoncello und Klavier; Johann Sebastian Bach:Italienisches Konzert F-Dur BWV 971.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.
Promotional Quote: At 11:00 hours on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Großer Saal, Schloss Neuhardenberg there is a separate ticketed event with Dieter Rexroth in conversation with the composer Arvo Pärt (Euro 5.0/Euro 3.75).

Date of performance: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 21:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert IV in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Soloists / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Spiegel im Spiegel für Violine und Klavier; Johann Sebastian Bach: Wohltemperiertes Klavier I Präludien und Fugen; Arvo Pärt:Berliner Messe für Chor und Streichorchester.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.

Date of performance: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 18:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert III in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Soloists / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Psalom; Johann Sebastian Bach:Inventionen und Sinfonien für Klavier; Arvo Pärt:"Tabula rasa" für präpariertes Klavier, 2 Violinen und Streicher; Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge für Klavier d-moll BWV 903; Arvo Pärt:"Orient & Occident" für Streichorchester; Johann Sebastian Bach:Choralvorspiele für Klavier.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.

Date of performance: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 15:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert II in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Soloists / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Magnificat; Arvo Pärt:Für Alina; Arvo Pärt:Summa; Johann Sebastian Bach:Partita Nr.3 für Violine solo E-Dur BWV 1006; Arvo Pärt:Partita op.2 für Klavier; Johann Sebastian Bach:Motette a cappella "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" BWV 225.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.

Date of performance: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 11:00 hours.
Premiere or event: Concert I in the Music Festival: A Musical Dialogue - "Spiegel im Spiegel" - Bach/Pärt
Performers:Soloists / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Schinkel-Kirche, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany.
Work on the programme: Johann Sebastian Bach:Konzert für Violine, Streicher und Basso continuo E-Dur BWV 1042; Arvo Pärt:Solfeggio; Arvo Pärt:Trisagion; Arvo Pärt:Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen; Johann Sebastian Bach:Konzert für Cembalo, Streicher und Basso continuo d-moll BWV 1052.
Sponsor & tickets: Schloss Neuhardenberg Euro 18.0/Euro 13.5 single concert OR Euro 60.0/Euro 45.0 for six concert Festival.

Date of performance: Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 19:00 hrs; Good Friday, April 18, 2003 at 17:00 hrs; Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Easter Concerts in Estonia
Performers:Ellerhein Girls' Choir; Estonian National Male Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia on April 17; Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia on April 18; Pärnu Concert House, Pärnu, Estonia on April 19.
Work on the programme: Hector Berlioz: Requiem
Sponsor & tickets: Estonian Concert Organization (Eesti Kontsert) EEK 100.- (50.-) in Tartu and Pärnu; EEK 120.- (60.-) and 80.- (40.-) in Tallinn.

Date of performance: Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 13:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Open Dress Rehearsal Matinee for Easter Concerts in Estonia
Performers:Ellerhein Girls' Choir; Estonian National Male Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Work on the programme: Hector Berlioz: Requiem
Sponsor & tickets: Estonian Concert Organization (Eesti Kontsert) EEK 10.0 for this Open Dress Rehearsal only.

Date of performance: Thursday, April 10, 2003 19:30 hrs
Premiere or event: Norwegian Concert
Performers:TBA:soprano; Anneli Peebo:alto; TBA:tenor; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson:bass; Stavanger Symphony Choir & Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Stavanger Concert Hall
Work on the programme: Antonín Dvorák: Requiem
Sponsor & tickets: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: March 17 & 18, 2003
Premiere or event: Italian Tour
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Teatro Giacosa, Aosta, Italy (March 17, 2003) and Auditorium "Giovanni Agnelli", Via Nizza 280, Torino, Italy (March 18, 2003).
Works on these programmes selected from: Pjotr Tchaikovsky: An Angel cried out; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vespers Op. 37 (Parts 6-15); Arvo Pärt: Dopo la vittoria; Gustav Mahler: Die zwei blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt adhanden gekommen; Jean Sibelius: Rakastava Op. 14; Bela Bartók: A búdjosó; Bo Holten: Regn og Rusk og Rosenbusk; Veljo Tormis: Orjana Virossa, Pikse litaania, Sinikan laulu.
Sponsor and tickets: I Concerti del Lingotto (for Torino) at telephone +39-011-664-0452. Ticket prices range from 11 Euro - 8 Euro.
Promotional Quote: "Due aspetti fondamentali della cultura estone - la lingua ugro-finnica ed il cristianesimo occidentale - si rispecchiano fortemente nel repertorio del coro, che include sia l'antico folklore delle popolazioni ugro-finniche (per esempio nelle opere del compositore estone Veljo Tormis) che la musica religiosa di tutti i tempi."

Date of performance: Saturday March 15, 2003 at 19:00 hours.
Premiere or event: EPCC Tallinn, Estonia concert prior to tour to Italy.
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia.
Works on the programme: Pjotr Tchaikovsky: An Angel cried out; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vespers Op. 37 (Parts 6-15); Gustav Mahler: Die zwei blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt adhanden gekommen; Jean Sibelius: Rakastava Op. 14; Bela Bartók: A búdjosó; Bo Holten: Regn og Rusk og Rosenbusk; Veljo Tormis: Sinikan laulu.

Date of performance: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 19:30 hrs
Premiere or event: Iceland Concert and Iceland Premiere (of new Arvo Pärt work)
Performers: Hamrahlíðarkórinn (The Hamrahlid Choir)/ Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: University Cinema Auditorium, Reykjavik, Iceland
Works on the programme: Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Via Dolorosa; Arvo Pärt: Cecilia, vergine romana; Ralph Vaughn-Williams: London Symphony
Sponsor & tickets: Iceland Symphony Orchestra Concert Organization 2.600/2.200/1.800 kr.
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: January 24, 2003 at 20:00 hrs
Premiere or event: German Concert & Radio Broadcast
Performers: Leho Karin (Violoncello) / Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Funkhaus Halberg, Großer Sendesaal, Saarbrücken, Germany
Works on the programme: Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action - Passion - Illusion (for strings); Erkki-Sven Tüür: Cello Concerto; Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie C-dur Hob.I/90; Arvo Pärt: Symphony No.1
Sponsor: Saarbrücken Radio
Promotional Quote: search in progress

Date of performance: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 20:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Berlin Philharmonie New Year's Concert
Performers: Annette Darch:soprano, tbd:alto; Kresimir Spicer:tenor; Hanno Müller-Brachmann:bass; RIAS Chamber Choir / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Großer Saal, Berlin Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan Straße 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Works on the programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore; Ludwig van Beethoven: Messe C-Dur.
Sponsor and tickets: Berlin Philharmonie
Promotional Quote: See the listing on the RIAS Chamber Choir concert page.