Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mostly Järvi Musical Festival in Leigo, Estonia

August 1, 2008
Leigo Lake Music can be enjoyed again in August
Leigo Lake Music, an event of long local traditions, will delight its guests once again on 2, 8 and 9 August with performances of music by foreign and local composers.
Leigo Lake Music has been offering performances by the best Estonian musical collectives, different bands and orchestras, artists from Scandinavia, France, Russia and even Malaysia for many years. Biologist Tõnu Tamm, whose dream was to combine organ music with untouched nature when travelling in Siberia, came up with the idea of organising concerts and performances at Leigo. His dreams finally came true when he moved to the Leigo Farm surrounded by the hilly landscape of Otepää in 1981.
Last year’s event celebrated the 10th anniversary of Leigo Lake Music. The concerts held in August this year will offer both symphonies and pop music.
Guests can enjoy Brandenburg Concert No. 4 by Bach and Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto from 5 pm to 7.30 pm on 2 August. The music will be performed by well-known Estonian musicians – Martin Järvi (violin), Madis Järvi (viola), Mihkel Järvi (piano), Miina Järvi (violin), Marius Järvi (cello), Mari Järvi (piano), Teet Järvi (cello), Andrus Järvi (viola), Maarika Järvi (flute), Tania Järvi (violin) and Hayley Järvi (piccolo), Sirje Järvi, Margarete Järvi and a chamber orchestra.
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg, Symphony No. 3 by Saint Saens and A German Requiem by Brahms will be played from 8 pm to 11 pm on the same day. The music will be performed by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, mixed choir Latvija, conductors Neeme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Aare-Paul Lattik on organ and soloists Pille Lill and Atlan Karp.

Well-known Estonian musician Chalice will perform on 8 August. His song Minu inimesed /My People/ was performed by the joint choirs at the 2007 Ilmapuu Song Festival. This time, he will perform songs from his new album and the concert will start at midnight. Vaiko Eplik ja Eliit, another well-known Estonian artist, will take to the stage before that. Performances by Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu (Finland-Ghana), Eivor (Iceland) and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra can be enjoyed in between.
The subtitle of 9 August is North Wind and it starts at 6 pm with the music of Estonian singer Hedvig Hanson, followed by MuM from Iceland. The evening finishes with a live performance by Villu Veski, who will be joined by Estonian, Latvian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish and Italian musicians and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
Detailed information about the schedule and performers is available at the website Tickets to the event can be bought at and information about Estonian music and musicians is available at

1 comment:

Arne said...

Eivør is not Icelandic, but from the Faroe Islands. She is the most distinguished Faroese singer today, and in Iceland she is also one of the stars. Actually, she has lived in Iceland and speaks Icelandic fluently. Anyway, she is Faroese and proud of it. :-)