Estonia’s best-known ensembles perform Arvo Pärt’s music in famous La Cité des Congrès de Nantes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Republic.
ARVO PÄRT (1935)
“Fratres” for violin, string orchestra and percussion (1991)
“Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” for string orchestra and bell (1977/1980)
“Adam’s Lament” for mixed choir and string orchestra (2009)
“Salve Regina” for mixed choir, celesta and string orchestra (2001/2011)
“Te Deum” for three choirs, string orchestra, prepared piano and wind harp (1984-1985/1992)
Harry Traksmann (violin)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
The program consists of the best-known works by Arvo Pärt. ‘Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten’ and ‘Fratres’ are among the most frequently-played instrumental pieces in the world by Pärt. ‘Te Deum’ and ‘Adam’s Lament’ represent Pärt’s writing for choir and orchestra in the best possible way. This repertoire has brought together the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under Tõnu Kaljuste on different stages all over the world, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington. Their recording “Adam’s Lament” (ECM) has received Grammy Award.
The concert is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The concert is produced by a Cité des Congrès de Nantes.