16th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival

Saturday Aug 22 - Saturday Aug 29       Pikk 26
The Tallinn Chamber Music Festival is a major classical music event in Estonia and has become a highly valued tradition. It was created to enrich and add some classical spice to the busy cultural life in Tallinn, giving audiences the chance to enjoy and take pride in the country’s most outstanding musicians alongside many well-known guests.


August 22 at 19:00 in White Hall of the House of the Blackheads
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (violin), Maano Männi (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello), Vladimir Reshetko (cello), Pontus Grans (double bass), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), Kreete Perandi (horn), Sten Lassmann (piano).
Programme: Tõnis Kaumann - And The Ear Does Not Rest. Duo for violin and double bass. Edvard Grieg - Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36. Franz Berwald - Grand Septet in B-flat major

August 23 at 19:00 in White Hall of the House of the Blackheads
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (violin), Irina Zahharenkova (piano), Maano Männi (violin), Kristina Kriit (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello), Pontus Grans (double bass), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), Kreete Perandi (horn).
Programme: Mirjam Tally - Winter Island for clarinet and piano. Lars Karlsson - “Sonata da camera” for double bass and piano Karol Szymanowski - Myths for violin and piano. Jean Sibelius - En Saga op. 9 (Jaakko Kuusisto’s composition for octet).

August 25 at 19:00 in St Catherine’s Church
Irina Zahharenkova (cembalo), Kristiina Maria Kits (violin), Kristina Kriit (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Vladimir Reshetko (cello), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello), Pontus Grans (double bass), Britt Kõrsmaa (choreography).
Programme: György Ligeti - “Continuum” for cembalo. Tõnis Kaumann - “Sherlock” for cembalo and string quartet. Krystof Maratka - “Melopa” for cembalo. Alfred Schnittke - Hymn II for cello and double bass. John Cage - “Six melodies” for violin and keyboards. Bernard Herrmann - Soundtrack from “Psycho” (composition for string quintet by M. Männi).
Video installations

August 26 at 19:00 in Swedish St. Michael’s Church
Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Marite Männi (piano), Robert Traksmann (violin), Linda-Anette Verte (violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Theodor Sink (cello).
Programme: Robert Schumann - Widmung for piano op.25 no.1. Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen op.65 no.6. Edvard Grieg - I Love Thee op.41 no.3. Edvard Grieg - The Voyage op.9 no.4. Edvard Grieg - A Dream op.68 nr.6. Robert Schumann - Dedication (Widmung) for tenor and piano. Robert Schumann - String Quartet op.41 no.1 A Minor

August 27 at 19:00 in Swedish St. Michael’s Church
Chamber Jazz Concert

August 28 at 19:00 in St. John’s Church
Soloists: Camilla Nylund (soprano), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), festival's chamber orchestra: Maano Männi (concertmaster). Joosep Reimaa (violin), Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Linda-Anette Verte (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Johanna Vahermägi (viola), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello), Vladimir Reshetko (cello, RU/FI), Pontus Grans (double bass, FI), Pipilota Neostus (flute), Dmitri Bulgakov (oboe, RU), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Kreete Perandi (horn), Tiit Joamets (vibraphone).
Programme: Edvard Grieg - Two Nordic Melodies op.63. In Folk Style. Cow-call & Peasant Dance. Tõnis Kaumann - Concerto for Bassoon (World premiere). Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs / Vier letzte Liede (James Ledger’s composition for soprano and chamber orchestra).

August 29 at 19:00 in White Hall of the House of the Blackheads
Irina Zahharenkova (piano), Robert Traksmann (violin), Sten Heinoja (piano).
Programme: Piano Sonata no. 32 in C Minor op.111. Sonata no. 9 “Kreutzer” in A major op.47 for violin and piano.




Aug 22 2020 - Aug 29 2020
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