Palace Music Concert Series

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Tickets costing € 12/8 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.

30 December 2018, 6 p.m.
New Year’s Eve concert
Jakob Teppo – piano
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, for piano, Op 37a

January 6, 2019 at 6 pm
New Year concert
Denis Golubev – oboe (Moscow)
Mari-Liis Uibo – violin
Ene Nael – harpsichord
Aare Tammesalu – vello
Programme: Caldara, Cirri, Gallo, Rossi, Vivaldi

January 20, 2019 at 6 pm
Palace music
Kädy Plaas – soprano
Marje Lohuaru – piano
Programme: songs by Alexander Zemlinsky, Reynaldo Hahn, Gabriel Faure, Eric Satie, Jose Vianna da Motta, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy

January 27, 2019 at 6 pm
Soloists of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Egert Leinsaar – violin
Theodor Sink – tšello
Kristi Kapten – klaver
Programme: Mozart, Ravel, Debussy
In cooperation with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

February 3, 2019 at 6 pm
Duo Alterno (Italy)
Tiziana Scandaletti – soprano
Riccardo Piacentini – piano
Programme: Cattaneo, Piacentini, Puccini, Tosti

February 10, 2019 at 6 pm
Ensemble Una Corda
Kristi Mühling – kannel (Estonian zither)
Liis Viira – harp
Ene Nael – harpsichord
Programme: Jalkanen, Jõeleht, Tally, Veeroos, Viira (new work, first performance)

March 3, 2019 at 6 pm
From Olympus to Ararat
Siranous Tsalikian – soprano (Greece)
George-Julius Papadopoulos – piano (Greece)
Programme: Songs and arias by Greek and Armenian composers

March 17, 2019 at 6 pm
A Trip to Italy
Cristiano Contadin – viola da gamba
Imbi Tarum – harpsichord
Programme: Bassani, Frescobaldi, Castaldi, Marini, Uccellini, Falconieri, Galuppi, Tartini, Piccinini, Corelli
In cooperation with Early Music Festival Ceciliana

March 24, 2019 at 6 pm
Palace music
Mari-Liis Uibo – violin
Toomas Nestor – viola
Aare Tammesalu – cello
Ernst von Dohnanyi – Serenade Op. 10
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento in E-flat major KV 563

April 7, 2019 at 6 pm Kadriorg Palace
Soloists of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Soo-Young Lee – clarinet
Margus Uus – cello
Maila Laidna – piano
Programme: Debussy, Frühling, Rheinberger
In cooperation with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

April 28, 2019 at 6 pm
Palace music
Mizuki Shindo – flute
Anneli Tohver – piano
Program: Mozart, Takemitsu, Widor

May 5, 2019 at 6 pm
Final concert of the season
Schubert – Octet in F major D. 803
In cooperation with Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

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

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.