The coming festival has “anniversary” written all over it – 2500 years of European musical culture, 250 from the birth of Beethoven and 25 years of the Glasperlenspiel Festival. All this is reflected in the program with some very telling titles of the concerts like “West Meets East”, “Beethoven – 250”, “Three Peters”, “The Four Seasons”, “Kannel-Baroque”… Guest performers will come from Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Japan, Canada, Czech Republic et al. In the pursuit for performance authenticity three Beethoven-period fortepianos will be brought to Estonia. Last but not least, a concert of Old-Russian Sacred Music outside Tartu, on the Lake Peipus island Piirissaar, will take place in the biggest holiday of the Old Believers – St Peter’s Day.
July 9th at 7 pm THREE PETERS
July 10th at 12.15 pm MIDDAY CONCERT: PRAYER
July 10th at 7 pm MESSE DE… CARMINA BURANA
July 10th at 10 pm EARLY MEETS CONTEMPORARY
July 11th at 7 pm BEETHOVEN – 250
July 11th at 10 pm KANNEL-BAROQUE
July 12th at 2 pm TRAVEL THROUGH OLD-RUSSIAN SACRED MUSIC
July 13th at 7 pm MOONLIGHT SONATA
July 14th at 7 pm BEETHOVEN – 250
July 14th at 9.30 pm JAPANESE DRUM SHOW
July 15th 7 pm THE FOUR SEASONS
July 15th–18th CONCERTS ON SAAREMAA ISLAND
July 9th–25th ART EXHIBITIONS & LIVE PAINTING
Pēteris Venckovičs (graphics, photography) MY NAME IS PETER, ARCHITECT PETER. July 9th – 25th, Tartu St John’s church
In my pictures I stick to the same universal values as in my architecture – SCALE, TIME, COLOUR. I’ve always been fascinated by watercolor, poster graphics, and the last approx 20 years – also by photography. Most of the exhibition consists of photographs taken from 2007 to 2019 in various parts of the world. My posters attempt to reflect (and graphically depict) the relativity of scale and time and colour in the landscape of art history. I’m fascinated by Eduard Steichen. And: Saul Leiter, Desiree Dolron, William Eggleston, Julia Margaret Cameron, Wing Shya. Welcome to the sustainable variety of times.
Architect, Member of Latvian Architects Union, Latvian Architecture Award 2003, 2005. Exhibitions: 2005 – “Triple reflection”, 2006 – “Mexico notes”, 2009 – “Tuareg Blue”, 2009 – “The Process”, 2013 – “Holy Shit” (India notes), 2019 – “Photo/Graphics I”, “Photo/Graphics II”, “Photo/Graphics III”.
Mirjam Hinn (live painting of music). FLOATING SOUNDS. July 9th – 25th, Tartu St John’s church
July 15th–18th, additional concerts on in Kuressaare and Triigi Philharmonic (Saaremaa island, in co-operation with Orient, Mustjala Festival, Uus Kontsert)
July 12th, additional concert in Viljandi (in co-operation with Viljandi Early Music Festival): Viviana Sofronitsky (3 different fortepianos, Canada / Czech Republic), programme – piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Master class of taiko-drums:
July 10th–14th, 1–4 pm, Tubin Hall of Tartu Heino Eller Music College. Teacher – Yosuke Oda (Japan). For free. In co-operation with Riga Music Festival Artissimo. More info: Hermann Braun Foundation, Mrs. Inna Davidova, phone +371 67205444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Taavet – artistic advisor
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, IT
Meeta Morozov – booklet editor, musicologist
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, logistics
Mart Kivisild – design
Tarmo Tuvike – marketing
Marje Hansar – social media
Kaidi Ugandi – Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Koji Miyagi – taiko master class
Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Tartu Parish, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Toyota, Embassy of Estonia in Tokyo, Embassy of Austria in Tallinn, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tiiu Aro, Jarno Laur, Urmas Sõõrumaa, Toomas Lindjärv, Kairi Jürgenson, Väino Reinart, Saaremaa Parish, Aare Tammesalu, Maara Parhomenko, volunteers
See you at next Glasperlenspiel in July 2021!