Masked Ball:
Hope and Yearning

31/12/2020 19:30

Tallinna Jaani Kirik

Old-Russian Christmas Music
November 13, 2020
Maskiball:Ootus ja lootus
November 30, 2020

Festival Glasperlenspiel presents:

Attention! The concert is postponed. New dates to be announced as soon as possible. As an alternative, the ticket can be used on March 28th, at “Palm Sunday Concert” (VIP-seats for VIP-ticket holders; more info TBA) or at any of the concerts of Glasperlenspiel Festival 2021 (VIP-ticket counts for two). Ticket buyback possible until January 15th. More info about possible changes or buybacks from Mrs. Kadri Kiis +372 56 55656,

December 31st, 2020 at 7.30 pm in Tallinn St John’s church
Luc Robert – tenor, Arvo Leibur – violin, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Andres Mustonen – violin, conductor
Programme: Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven-Vähi, Schubert, Franck


The countdown is running: the world quaking 2020 that we are leaving behind will enter history as a general “masked ball”. The concert, lasting one and a quarter of an hour, expresses our hope for the better and anticipation of the new. The fragments from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons may serve as a reminder of the months that have passed. Ave Maria by Franz Schubert and Panis Angelicus by César Franck, are like flickering lights at the end of the tunnel of hope. The neck breaking passages of Antonio Vivaldi, performed by violin duo Mustonen-Leibur, add sunny brightness. The 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, celebrated about a dozen days ago, is referenced by Hommage à brillance de Lune by Peeter Vähi and premieres hereby an arrangement for orchestra. The concert’s crown jewel, however, is the voice of the tenor Luc Robert that fills the vaults of the church. His powerful voice has presented lead roles in many opera houses of the world, among them the Metropolitan in New York.

Let’s wave good-bye to 2020 with the hope and yearning that things can only get better!

Schubert, Ave Maria, Luc Robert, fragment, 2 min 36 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps

Beethoven / Vähi, Hommage à brillance de Lune, soloist Andres Mustonen, fragment, 4 min 58 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps

Tchaikovsky, The Seasons. December, live, Glasperenspiel Sinfonietta, fragment, 3 min 39 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps

Audio-clip in Estonian, 20 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps

Audio-clip in Russian, 20 sec, MP3, 320 Kbps

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