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Singing to create a national identity: the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Esonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Photo Kaupo Kikkas) Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Harvey, Cyrillus Kreek, Veljo Tormis; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putninš ; Milton Court Concert Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Jan 30 2018...Show More Summary

The contemporary string quartet: Borusan Quartet in Pärt, Uçarsu, Glass, Vasks

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Arvo Pärt, Hasan Uçarsu, Philip Glass, P?teris Vasks; The Borusan Quartet; Onyx Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 10 2017 Star rating: 4.5 Contemporary music for quartet from a Turkish ensemble makes for thoughtful and intense...Show More Summary

Composer Arvo Pärt Wins Theology Prize From Vatican

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The 81-year-old Estonian, who is the world's most-performed living classical composer (and who is not himself Roman Catholic), is one of three recipients of this year's Ratzinger Prize, named for Pope Benedict XVI (né Joseph Ratzinger) and given to "people who answered to the challenge of fostering a deep dialogue among science, theology and philosophy."

Arvo Pärt is honoured with Pope’s theology prize

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Estonian composer, 81, has been awarded the Vatican’s Ratzinger Prize for outstanding achievement in theology. He shares the 50,000 Euros with an academic theologian from Bonn and a Lutheran from Strasbourg. Pope Francis will make the presentation on November 18.  

Thursday: League of Composers at Miller Theatre (7:30 Start Time)

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

On Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 PM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, directed by Louis Karchin along with conductor David Fulmer, will present a program of works by Arvo Pärt, Fred Lerdahl, Lisa Bielawa, and Sheree Clement (a new piece commissioned by League of Composers/ISCM) at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Show More Summary

Tallinn Spring: Vox Clamantis at the Estonian Music Days

11 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Galina Grigorjeva, Jaan-Eik Tulve, members of Vox Clamantis at Estonian Music Days (Photo Peeter Langovits) Galina Grigorjeva, Cyrillus Kreek, Arvo Pärt; Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve; Estonian Music Days at Niguliste Reviewed by Robert...Show More Summary

Gidon Kremer at McCarter

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica McCarter Theatre Center Friday, February 3, 2017 By Christian Carey   PRINCETON – I’ve wanted to hear violinist Gidon Kremer perform Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s iconic work Fratres live since I was a teenager. Back then, Kremer’s rendition of the work on an ECM Records New Series CD was transfixing […]

Our Music Critics Recommend These 25 Concerts This Week

Chastity Belt, Cherry Glazerr, Kinski, The Music of Arvo Pärt, Lavender Country, And More Picks For Feb 6-12 by Stranger Things To Do Staff In addition to the snow, there's also plenty of excellent live music to experience outside in Seattle this week. Show More Summary

Composer Veljo Tormis, Who Helped Inspire Estonia To Independence, Dead At 86

While he has been overshadowed in the West by compatriot Arvo Pärt, Tormis is revered in his native land. Doubtless thinking of such works as the ferocious Curse Upon Iron and Litany to Thunder, leading Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste once observed, "If Arvo Pärt's music is heaven, then Veljo Tormis’s music is earth."

Estonia mourns a major composer

The formidable choral composer Veljo Tormis died on January 21 at the age of 86.     More performed in his homeland than his famous contemporary Arvo Pärt, Tormis rooted his work in pre-Christian, shamanistic rituals, evading the worst excesses of Soviet censorship and oppression. Some maintain that he was as important for Estonia as Sibelius […]

Arvo Pärt gets first US festival

Claimed to be the most performed living composer in concert halls last year – a somewhat limited qualification – the Latvian composer can now add another first to his name. A weekend fest in Portland, Oregon next month will be his first in North America. Details here.

Can We Now Officially Call Arvo Pärt A Great Composer?

David Patrick Stearns considers the strong and weak points in the music of the world's most-performed living composer. (He also offers "the only theory I have on why hipsters will listen to Pärt meditating on the baptism of St. Augustine.")

A radical re-invention: Joyce DiDonato's War and Peace

Joyce DiDonato, Manuel Palazzo, Il Pomo Doro - In War & Peace - Barbican - Photo credit is Mark Allan/Barbican Handel, Leo, Cavalieri, Purcell, Gesualdo, Arvo Pärt, Jommelli; Joyce DiDonato, Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev; Barbican...Show More Summary

LEGO Alien Chestburster: Brickburster

The ARVO Brothers have been recreating elements from the Alien movies in LEGO as part of a book project for several years. When you devote that much time to LEGO, you know you have a true…

Dr Arvo Pärt, I presume

press release:   At the annual Encaenia ceremony held today, Arvo Pärt received an honorary degree in Music from Oxford University. At a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre the University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music. The honorary […]

Dudamel makes Mozart and Arvo Pärt a matter of life and death

Said to be the most performed among today’s living composers, a composer whose music is touched with sonic purity and infused with beguiling spirituality, Arvo Pärt is revered as an agent of escape. When it comes to the favorite composer of all time, Mozart ever tops lists among performers and...

NEI Highlights Cell and Gene Therapies, Novel Imaging Technologies at Vision Research Meeting

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, is participating in the Inaugural Press Conference from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2016).

O Death, come close mine eyes - the Tallis Scholars at the Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars - photo © Eric Richmond Arvo Pärt, Sebastian de Vivanco, Nico Mulhy, Matthew Martin, Orlando Gibbons, Dominique Phinot, William Cornysh; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert HugillShow More Summary

The Dream Stream - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Kaspars Putnins and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve, Märt-Matis Lill, Mahler/Clytus Gottwald; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putnins; Estonian Music Days at Kultuurikatel Reviewed by Robert Hugill...Show More Summary

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