"Sounds of Estonia" festival dedicated to Estonian music takes place in the heart of London
SOUNDS OF ESTONIA is a two-day festival in London’s beloved music venue Kings Place entailing crème de la crème of the Estonian music scene today.
The festival will feature an acclaimed jazz pianist Kristjan Randalu weaves a fairy-tale sequence with Sweden-based chamber orchestra O/Modernt and Sacha Rattle, alongside scintillating works by Estonia’s leading living composers such as Arvo Pärt, Tõnu Kõrvits and Erkki-Sven Tüür; a singer, violinist, electronic artist and composer Maarja Nuut invites the audience to experience her rich musical worlds; Mari Kalkun, a musician and a singer from Southern Estonia expresses the power of her roots through her unique voice. Finally, the legendary Grammy Award winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under conductor Tõnu Kaljuste present an evening of sacred and secular music by four of the nation’s greatest composers: Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Cyrillus Kreek and Toivo Tulev.
On top of the concerts, a film screening of James and Maureen Tusty’s documentary “The Singing Revolution” will explain Estonia’s fight and path to freedom and independence through singing.