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Sound of Masterpieces

Sound of Masterpieces

Time: 26.11.17  17:00–18:15
Location: Kadriorg Art Museum
Price: 15 €

Masterpiece: Kaarel Liimand. “Pastoral” (1940). Introduction by art historian Aleksandra Murre

“The King and the Shepherd” – Wind quintet Estica
Anna Kelder (flute), Mari Gienow (bassoon), Helena Tuuling (clarinet), Heli Ernits (oboe), Meelika Mikson (French horn)

Farkas, Milhaud, Tamberg, and others

A dark November night is the perfect time for storytelling. Five unique wind instruments will be meeting in the enchanting atmosphere of Kadriorg Palace to tell mythical stories by music. Stories of kings and shepherds. The performance will include Ferenc Farkas’ “Early Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century” and Darius Milhaud’s programme music suite “The Fireplace of King René”. The music of shepherds can be heard in Eino Tamberg’s wind quintet No. 2, titled “Shepherd’s Melodies”. The concert programme will also include surprises from faraway lands.

The wind quintet Estica comprises young Estonian musicians, most of whom have studied abroad and whose repertoire centres on music by Estonian composers. The quintet was formed at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, where the group’s first concert, titled “Head varjata ei saa” (the good cannot be hidden) and featuring only Estonian music, took place in 2010. They have since performed a varied musical programme at concerts organised by Eesti Kontsert, the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians and Corelli Music, which has taken the musicians to various places in Estonia and in 2013, to St. Petersburg as part of the 95th anniversary of Estonia. Estica has been inspired by the brilliant Jaan Tamm Woodwind Quintet, which was active in the 1950s to 1980s. This legendary chamber ensemble inspired many local composers, which explains why Estonian music is so rich in compositions for a wind quintet.

Concert series Sound of Masterpieces in Kadriorg presents the valuable art collection of the Kadriorg Art Museum. Each concert introduces one masterpiece with explanations from an art historian and followed by music according to the era and theme of the masterpiece.

With one intermission, it will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Tickets 15€  Piletilevi outlets
The concert ticket is also valid for visitn the exhibitions at the Kadriorg Art Museum on the same day (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

In cooperation with Eesti Kontsert