The Helsinki Music Centre, Musiikkitalo, will be the arena for a concert series of top Estonian music of different genres – ”Virolainen musiikki soi”. A total of four concerts throughout the year will keep the citizens of Helsinki listening to the best Estonia has to offer.
The spring season of 2017 is opened by Maarja Nuut, who has been awarded the title of the Best Female Singer of Estonia (on April 12). This award-winning fiddler and a live-looping musical talent creates amazing, emotional, magical and dream-like landscapes filled with traditional folk tales and ancient melodies. Her latest album, Une meeles, won also the award for the best Estonian folk album 2016.
At the concert in May (on May 10), the young and talented pianist Johan Randvere, performing the music of well-known Estonian composers. Despite his young age, Johan Randvere has already performed as a soloist with several orchestras in many different countries. The Finnish audience gets to enjoy a performance by a young Milano-educated talent but also to hear some fine Estonian classics.
The two concerts in the autumn of 2017 will present a singer-songwriter, power-performer Siiri Sisask (25.10.) as well as an interesting jazz trio Peedu Kass Momentum (15.11.) lead by a double bass player Peedu Kass.
The concert series is organised by the Estonian Institute in Finland, the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Tuglas Society, the Union of Estonian Societies in Finland, and Friends of Viljandi Society.
Location: Musiikkitalo, Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
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The task of the Estonian Institute (established in 1989) is to spread information about Estonian society and culture in other countries, further cultural and educational links and organise the teaching of Estonian language and culture outside Estonia.
Over the years the Institute has published dozens of information booklets and periodicals about Estonia, compiled web pages, organised festivals, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, received journalists, researchers and lecturers, translators and writers, opened culture and information centres in other countries, granted scholarships, despatched lecturers of Estonian language and culture to universities abroad and supplied the study centres with relevant material.
In order to make Estonia better known in the world, the Institute describes Estonia and its people in their entirety, emphasising the relations between different fields of society as they appear in everyday life. Culture is a phenomenon, created and carried by people regardless of their profession and age. The Institute does not thus limit its daily work with introducing literature, art, film, music and other fine arts, but spreads information also about Estonian education, economy, natural environment, social organisation and other areas of life, which all directly or indirectly shape Estonian culture, and therefore also the Estonians’ life.