GLASPERLENSPIEL FESTIVAL 2020

GLASPERLENSPIEL FESTIVAL 2020

09/07/2020 - 15/11/2019

Tartu Jaani kirik

ÕHTUPALVUS
BAROKK-FOLK-KUNST
June 28, 2019
ORIENT FESTIVAL 2020
January 13, 2020

GLASPERLENSPIEL 2020

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, England, Japan, Canada, Scotland, India et al. In the pursuit for performance authenticity three Beethoven-period fortepianos will be brought to Estonia. Last but not least, a concert of Orthodox Music outside Tartu, on the Lake Peipus island Piirissaar, will take place in the biggest holiday of the Old Believers – St Peter’s Day.

• Thu, Feb 27th, 2020 at 7 pm, the White Hall of the House of Blackheads (Pikk Str 26, Tallinn)
SABRE DANCE
Khachaturian Trio (Armenia)
Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Khachaturian, Čiurlionis…

The trio, founded already at the end of the last century, was in 2008 renamed after the Armenian musical legend Aram Khachaturian. Armine Grigoryan (piano), Karen Shahgaldyan (violin) and Karen Kocharyan (cello) are each in their field the best of Armenia as well as very successful in trio. Their tours have taken them to most of the European, Asian and American countries and as far as Australia. The list of festivals and prestigious concert halls is extensive including Vienna Musikverein, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Tokyo Suntory Hall. On February 27th, the Blackheads Hall will be filled with beautiful music, the highlights of the evening being Elegiac trio by Rachmaninoff, Mozart-Adagio by Pärt and Khachaturian Sabre Dance.

The main programme, July 9th – 15th, 2020, Tartu

• Thu, July 9th 7 pm St John’s church (Jaani Str 5, Tartu)
THREE PETERS
Neeme Punder (bamboo flute), Oda Yosuke (taiko-drums, Japan), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen
Tchaikovsky, Vasks, Vähi

• Fri, July 10th at 7 pm pm St John’s church
CARMINA BURANA
Ensemble Hortus Musicus
Music from Ancient Greece, songs from Carmina Burana manuscript, Tournai Mass

• Fri, July 9th at 10 pm St John’s church
WEST MEETS EAST
Hugo Ticciati (violin, UK / Sweden), Sukhwinder „Pinky“ Singh (tablā, India / USA)

• Sat, July 11th at 7 pm St John’s church
BEETHOVEN – 250
Quintet of  Wiener Kammersymphonie (Austria)
Beethoven

• Sat, July 11th 10 pm St John’s church
KANNEL-BAROQUE
Anna-Liisa Eller (kannel) & Hedi Viisma (kannel, Finland)

• Sun, July 12th at 4 pm Piirissaare island, Peipus lake (with transportation from and to Tartu)
RUSSIAN SACRED MUSIC
Orthodox Singers, conductor Valeri Petrov

• Mon, July 13th at 7 pm St John’s church
MOONLIGHT SONATA
Viviana Sofronitsky (fortepianos, Russia / Canada)
Beethoven

• Tue, July 14th 7 pm St John’s church
BEETHOVEN – 250
Riivo Kallasmaa (oboe), members of Čiurlionis Quartet (Lithuania), Ralf Taal (piano), Ulla Krigul (organ), Marianna Liik (electronics)
Beethoven, Ekimovski, Liik, Vähi

• Wed, July 15th at 7 pm
THE FOUR SEASONS
Kristine Balanas (violin, Latvia / UK) & Kremerata Baltica
Vivaldi, Haydn

• Wed, July 15th at 9.30 pm, Antoniuse Õu (Lutsu Str 3, Tartu)
CLUB-CONCERT
Revolutionary Army of Infant Jesus (UK)

Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus is an experimental music collective that was formed in Liverpool, England in 1985 by founding members Leslie Hampson, Jon Egan, Sue and Paul Boyce. Their name is a reference to the terrorist group in Luis Buñuel’s final film, That Obscure Object of Desire.

Detailed programme will be available in February 2020
Festival pass available from Piletilevi