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75th-birthday celebrations for Arvo Pärt and other Estonian highlights at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

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05.09.2010 - 11.09.2010

Vale of Glamorgan Festival will have a strong feature on Estonia and, in particular, celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the composer Arvo Pärt whose birthday on 11th of September falls within the Festival dates.

The visiting Estonian artists include Arvo Pärt himself, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the ensemble Resonablis. One of the highlights of the festival will be the world premiere of the new piece 'In Spe' by Arvo Pärt, commissioned by the Vale of Glamorgan Festival. 'In Spe' will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Daniel Reuss, will make a tour in Wales.

The ensemble Resonablis with an unique combinations of instruments - voice, flute, cello and kannel, will perform together with Sian Cameron, the mezzo-soprano from Wales and Philip Gross, the poet with Estonian roots. Estonian music will be performed in the programme of several concerts, besides Arvo Pärt, also featuring Tõnu Kõrvits, Galina Grigorjeva and others.


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