Palace Music Concert Series

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Tickets costing € 10/7 are on sale at the Kadriorg Art Museum and Piletilevi outlets. The concert tickets are also valid for museum visits on the day of the concert.

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 5 pm
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, violin
Réka Szilvay, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Annariina Jokela, viola
Lauri Kankkunen, violoncello
Heike Schuch, violoncello

Programme:
George Enescu – Ménétrier (Fiddler) from Impressions d’enfance Op. 28
Torsten Herrmann – 4 inventions for cello solo Op. 1
Sauli Zinovjev – Arco for cello solo (2014)
Sergei Prokofyev – Sonata in D-major for violin solo Op.115
Johannes Brahms – String sextett in B-flat major Op.18

In cooperation with Finnish Institute in Estonia, Sibelius Academy and Estonian Public Broadcasting

Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 5 pm
Nikos Spanatis (countertenor, Greece)
Ensemble Floridante (Estonia)
Programme: Bach, Vivaldi, Händel

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 5 pm
Gerhard Reichenbach (classical guitar, Germany)
Programme: J.S.Bach, Scarlatti, Manjon, Tchaikovsky, Dyens

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 5 pm
Aleksandra Murre (speaker)
Denis Golubev (oboe, Russia)
Ivo Posti (countertenor)
Ene Nael (harpsichord)
Aare Tammesalu (cello)
Programme: Vivaldi, Marcello, Händel, Monteverdi, Couperin

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5 pm
Ashley Solomon (flute, UK)
Imbi Tarum (harpsichord)
Programme: J.S.Bach, C.P.E. Bach. G.P.Telemann

In cooperation with Estonian Academy of Music

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 5 pm
Yannos Margaziotis (violin, Greece)
Lea Leiten (piano)
Programme: Mozart, Beethoven

Sunday April 2nd 2017 at 5 pm
Tuuri Dede, mezzo-soprano
Piia Paemurru, piano
Programme: Rossini, Bizet, Verdi

Thursday April 13th 2017 at 6 pm
Elmira Darvarova, violin (USA, Metropolitan Opera)
Howard Wall, French horn (USA, New York Philharmonic)
Arvo Leibur, violin
Toomas Nestor, viola
Aare Tammesalu, cello
Programme: Amram, Bach, Bissill, Cohen, Couperin, Duke, Gliére, Gould, Händel, Mozart, Nagy, Piazzolla, Rameau, Soukhovetski, Thompson, Zocher

Sunday April 23rd 2017 at 5 pm
Piano duo Farištamo Susi – Merike Poom
Programme:  Milia, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann

Sunday April 30 2017 at 5 pm
Sergei Ostrovski, violin, conductor (Israel)
„Eesti Sinfonietta“
Programme:  Grieg, Mendelssohn, Tartini, Tormis

Sunday Mat 7th 2017 at 5 pm
Assia Cunego, harp (Italy)
Programme:  Bach, Händel, Boieldieu, Glière, Glass, Mengozzi

Sunday May 21st 2017 kell 17
Kädy Plaas, soprano
Piret Väinmaa, piano
Aare Tammesalu, cello
Programme:  Barber, Kõlar, Mägi, Previn, Uusberg

Sunday May 28th 2017 at 5 pm
COMPOSER HEINO ELLER 130
Tallinn String Quartet
Urmas Vulp, violin
Olga Voronova, violin
Toomas Nestor, viola
Levi-Danel Mägila, cello
Programme:  Eller, Mozart

The artistic director of the Palace Music Concert Series is Aare Tammesalu

Supporters:
Estonian Ministry of Culture
The Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Estonian Public Broadcasting

The construction of the Kadriorg Palace was started by the Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1718. It was named Catharinenthal (in Estonian
Kadriorg) in honour of his wife Catherine I. The palace was designed by the Italian architect Nicola Michetti and its abundantly decorated main hall is one of the most exquisite examples of baroque architecture both in Estonia and in northern Europe.

Kadriorg Palace has always been the crown jewel of Tallinn. The small festive tsars’ palace in the style of Roman Baroque, surrounded by a regular garden, with fountains, hedges and flowerbeds, planned after the model of Versailles.

The palace was a summer residence of Russian emperors untill 1917. In the 1920s, and again in 1946-1991 palace served as the main building of the Art Museum of Estonia. In the 1930s, it was the residence of the Head of State of the Estonian Republic. In 2000, it was opened as the Kadriorg Art Museum, which displays the largest collection of old Russian and Western European art in Estonia.

Kadriorg Palace is also one the most well known and beautiful historic concert halls in Estonia offering memorable music experiences already for many decades. The tradition of performing music in the baroque palace goes back to 18th century when court music accompanied the daily life. The palace has had the pleasure to welcome many international artists and ensembles for outstanding performances.