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26
July 2024
Fri 22:00
Regiring / Celia Roose. Viljandi Folk Music festival 2024
26 July
22:00 | Fri 2024
Program

Evening reflections with Regisongs - a workshop at Viljandi Folk Music Festival

Performers

Celia Roose

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August 2024
4
August 2024
Sun 18:00
Tormis Kõrveaia 2024: Iris Oja & Anna-Liisa Eller
4 August
18:00 | Sun 2024
Program

"KUST TUNNEN KODU" concert at composer Veljo Tormis birthplace

Performers

Iris Oja (mezzosoprano)
Anna-Liisa Eller (chromatic kannel)

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10
August 2024
Sat 21:00
Finno-Ugric Mystery "Awakening the Birds"
10 August
21:00 | Sat 2024
Program

Journey into the traditions, rituals and spells of various Finno-Ugric peoples. Their old folk songs tell about the creation of the world, souls of the ancestors, the struggle of marrying a man... going through both the life cycle of a Ugrian and the cycle of the year.

Performers

Vox Populi Mixed Choir
Composer: Veljo Tormis
Directors: Anne Türnpu and Eva Koldits
Conductor: Janne Fridolin
Artist: Kairi Mändla
Sound Artist: Lauri Kaldoja
Movement: Rasmus Kaljujärv

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15
August 2024
Thu 16:45
Lecture „Tormis and Runnel"
15 August
16:45 | Thu 2024
Program

Lecture of the summer seminar for Estonian choir directors and music teachers in Haapsalu.

Performers

Riina Roose

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October 2024
4
October 2024
Fri 20:00
Artist in Residence: Seong-Jin Cho plays Shostakovich
4 October
20:00 | Fri 2024
Program

Seong-Jin Cho has made a name for himself internationally as the winner of the legendary Chopin Competition and as a “poet at the piano” (Simon Rattle). This season, he is the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence.

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Piano: Seong-Jin Cho
Trumpet: Guillaume Jehl

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5
October 2024
Sat 19:00
Artist in Residence: Seong-Jin Cho plays Shostakovich
5 October
19:00 | Sat 2024
Program

Seong-Jin Cho has made a name for himself internationally as the winner of the legendary Chopin Competition and as a “poet at the piano” (Simon Rattle). This season, he is the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence.

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Piano: Seong-Jin Cho
Trumpet: Guillaume Jehl

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6
October 2024
Sun 19:00
Artist in Residence: Seong-Jin Cho plays Shostakovich
6 October
19:00 | Sun 2024
Program

Seong-Jin Cho has made a name for himself internationally as the winner of the legendary Chopin Competition and as a “poet at the piano” (Simon Rattle). This season, he is the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence.

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Piano: Seong-Jin Cho
Trumpet: Guillaume Jehl

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November 2024
13
November 2024
Wed 19:00
Estonian National Male Choir 80. Estonian Calendar Songs
13 November
19:00 | Wed 2024
Program

Song cycle „Estonian calendar songs“ by Veljo Tormis.
I „Martinmas Songs“
II „St. Catherine's Day Songs“
III „Shrovetide Songs“
IV „Swing Songs“
V „St. John's Day Songs“

Performers

Estonian National Male Choir
Girls choir Ellerhein
Conductors Mikk Üleoja and Ingrid Kõrvits

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14
November 2024
Thu 19:00
Estonian National Male Choir 80. Estonian Calendar Songs
14 November
19:00 | Thu 2024
Program

Song cycle „Estonian calendar songs“ by Veljo Tormis.
I „Martinmas Songs“
II „St. Catherine's Day Songs“
III „Shrovetide Songs“
IV „Swing Songs“
V „St. John's Day Songs“

Performers

Estonian National Male Choir
Girls choir Ellerhein
Conductors Mikk Üleoja and Ingrid Kõrvits

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17
November 2024
Sun 17:00
Estonian National Male Choir 80. Estonian Calendar Songs
17 November
17:00 | Sun 2024
Program

Song cycle „Estonian calendar songs“ by Veljo Tormis.
I „Martinmas Songs“
II „St. Catherine's Day Songs“
III „Shrovetide Songs“
IV „Swing Songs“
V „St. John's Day Songs“

Performers

Estonian National Male Choir
Girls choir Ellerhein
Conductors Mikk Üleoja and Ingrid Kõrvits

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August 2025
7
August 2025
Thu 12:00
SINGING CONTEST: TORMIS 95
7 August
12:00 | Thu 2025
Program

Dear choirs, ensembles and singers from around the world, we invite you to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the legendary composer Veljo Tormis in 2025!

Performers

Recommendations for song selection:
We recommend choosing well-known and beloved songs by Veljo Tormis:

"Curse Upon Iron"; "Estonian Ballads"; "Forgotten Peoples"; "Autumn Landscapes"; "Songs of the Ancient Sea"; "The Singer's Childhood"; "Röntyshkä"; "Votic Wedding Songs"; "Ingrian Evenings"; "Lahemaa Song; "Songs Learned at Weddings"; "When I Begin to Sing"; etc.

We'll compile a video collage using all received submissions, which we'll collectively view on the big screen at Veljo Tormis's birthplace and virtually with a global audience on August 7, 2025.

We are looking forward to your participation and the opportunity to meet either virtually or in person at the anniversary celebrations in 2025!

Kindly share this invitation with your friends and let Tormis's music inspire you!

Date of submission 07.05.2025.

More info:
iti@veljotormis.com; eva@veljotormis.com

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