The silence that descended in spring became fertile soil for new ideas. We are on our toes more this summer than we were before. Allow us to introduce our summer and autumn plans, which you are of course invited to join in on!
On 31 July we look forward to welcoming music-lovers to the island of Saaremaa. Taking to the stage for the first time together in the Triigi Filharmoonia will be Kristjan Randalu & New Wind Jazz Orchestra. Their focus will be on the piano in the role of soloist accompanied by a modern jazz orchestra. In addition to fresh material, they will be unveiling new takes on works from old albums (Enter Denter and Absence) and the latest orchestral and choral musical works Inner Asylum (Randalu & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra) and Neli sünnimaa laulu (‘Four Songs from the Country of My Birth’, Randalu & the Estonian National Men’s Choir). Click HERE for more information. Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE or at the venue.
In July and August we will be filling Kadriorg Park with music as part of our laid-back jazz evenings at the Mon Repos restaurant. Nothing pairs better with an unforgettable culinary experience than good music! We will let you know about the dates and programmes once they have been finalised.
Our ideas have already driven us on much further, in fact. On 4 September we will be opening our 17th concert season with a performance by Maria Faust & Sacrum Facere at St Nicholas’ church. They will be showcasing pieces from their new album Organ, which was released in June and focuses on church organ music and songs. Faust’s work will be performed in the church – where the album was recorded – on two organs and by a six-piece brass ensemble. We will let you know when tickets go on sale. We also recommend keeping an eye on our autumn programme of concerts all over Estonia. We have a new partner this season in the form of the ‘BAAS’ Cultural Club in Rapla.
We can also recommend our other partners’ festivals. Jazz fans will be gathering in Haapsalu on 17 & 18 July for the inaugural TAFF:fest. A joint festival of Haapsalu Cultural Centre and ‘TAFF’ Club, it will offer a unique musical experience in the pretty resort town. Towards the end of summer, from 20-23 August, we recommend heading to the island of Hiiumaa – after all, what is summer without Sõru Jazz? You can find out about the programme for this year’s event on their Facebook page. The long-awaited showcase festival Tallinn Music Week will be taking place from 27-30 August, for which we will be setting up a jazz stage on 29 August. We are also looking forward to this year’s Jazzkaar festival, which will be held from 9-15 October, and to the Viljandi Guitar Festival from 15-18 October.
Jazz: feel the spark!