From June 2nd to June 4th, during the 41st Tallinn Old Town Days, you are welcome to enjoy concerts by several top Estonian musicians. The festival kicks off with a powerful soul music performance by Rita Ray, and the event concludes with a joint concert by Estonian Voices, Vaiko Eplik & Eliit. Additionally, artists such as Regatt, Sissi, Jarek Kasar and Jaan Pehk, Duo Ruut, Mari Jürjens, Littorina Saxophone Quartet, TTÜ Wind Orchestra, and others will perform during the Old Town Days.
While the main concerts of the Old Town Days usually take place at Raekoja Square, this year, the festival’s main stage will be located in a green area next to Niguliste Church. Music will also be played at Bishop’s Garden in Toompea, the courtyard of Stenbock House, House of the Blackheads, as well as several churches and courtyards.
Filling the Old Town with music from one end to the other strongly relates to Tallinn’s title as a UNESCO City of Music. “In collaboration with the Music City Tallinn team, we have been able to invite beloved and exciting artists from popular music to classical music to perform during the Old Town Days – there is music for every taste!” says Monika Haukanõmm, the elder of Tallinn City Center District.
In Bishop’s Garden in Toompea, in collaboration with the Estonian Jazz Union, TamTam and Tobias Tammearu Trio will perform at sunset concerts. The program includes performances by Helin-Mari Arder, MUBA students and graduates, and other talented artists. Tallinn Chamber Orchestra awaits music enthusiasts at House of the Blackheads on Saturday, where the orchestra’s jubilee season series “Concertmasters” will present the brightest moments with Robert Traksmann and Hans Christian Aavik under the direction of Tõnu Kaljuste.
There will be two concerts in the courtyard of Saarinen’s House, organized by the Estonian Interpreters’ Union. The first one will feature the Estonian Wind Quintet, and the second will present a revived silent film experience – the oldest known Estonian feature film from 1912, “Laenatud naene” (The Borrowed Wife), accompanied by contemporary sounds from Villu Veski (saxophone), Tiit Kalluste (accordion), and Robert Jürjendal (guitar).
In Tallinn St. Mary’s Cathedral (Toomkirik), as part of the Old Town Days, the ensemble Vox Clamantis will perform a concert called “Gloria,” where, in addition to music spanning two millennia, Helena Tulve’s “Gloria” will have its premiere. The organ festival performances will also take place in the cathedral. Various concerts can also be found in the Folk Village and the Children’s Area Lahela program.
Most concerts during the 41st Tallinn Old Town Days are free for the public. This year’s program for the Old Town Days will be gradually published on the website vanalinnapaevad.ee starting from the end of April.
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