The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under Tõnu Kaljuste give five concert from 11 to 17 November 2018 in New York, Stanford, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under founding conductor Tõnu Kaljuste have been touring in the U.S for about dozen times. This time they will explore their sound world, with of great composers from different periods, including Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lepo Sumera, Brett Dean and Carlo Gesualdo.
The same team has given a concert in 2014 in Carnegie Hall, where a sold-out classical choral concert doesn’t happen every day, but the Estonian musicians created just that. It was a culmination of sorts for these regular visitors to the most prestigious stages in the U.S. and Europe. When the EPCC landed in New York for its first North American tour in 1995, they were known only as the performers on the Grammy-nominated, best-selling CD of fellow-Estonian Arvo Pärt’s austere Te Deum. Ten tours later, they are welcome to sing whatever they like, at the most prestigious stages throughout North America, to a wide circle of fans, and with glowing reviews.
“so wondrously talented a group of singers… The selections and the performances were so fine that they left you feeling like an ingrate, greedily hungry for more.” (The New York Times)
The concert is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The tour is organized by New World Classics, http://www.newworldclassics.com/