XVI TALLINN WINTER FESTIVAL “OPEN YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR HEART” 14.02-21.02.2023
This year’s festival has an anniversary smell - MUSIC TRUST PLMF IS CELEBRATING ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY with a magnificent gala at the Estonia Concert Hall in cooperation with the Symphony Orchestra of The Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, conductor Jaan Ots.
The Festival has brought light and joy to the month of February for years and awaits the public to Tallinn Philharmonic House of the Blackheads, Tallinn Town Hall, Swedish St. Michael’s Church and Estonia Concert Hall!
Numerous Estonian master soloists as well as foreign guests from Italy and South-Korea will be performing at the concerts.
The program consists of chamber music as well as musical pieces for orchestras and choirs. The Festival takes a bow to maestro Jaan Rääts and his music shall be heard in various programs.
We’re glad to announce the traditional free entrance concert YOUNG TALENTS ON INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY at the Swedish St. Michael’s Church, where young talents of Tallinn Music Schools will perform.
The Youth Program of the Festival will have a lecture-concert JAAN RÄÄTS AS A CULTURAL FIGURE, which will be led by the composer’s daughter Eliisa Rääts.
The Festival has helped people in need in our society since 2006 and PLMF has created a charity called “OPEN YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR HEART”.
In 2023 we support the ESTONIAN CANCER SOCIETY.
PLMF will donate 20% of the festival’s ticket fund to them and we invite you, good people and organizations, to buy tickets to the Festival as well as donate:
MTÜ Muusikute täiendõppe keskus, EE037700771003227591, AS LHV Bank, description „Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart“.
Swedish St. Michael’s Church
14th of February at 3PM
YOUNG TALENTS ONTHE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY
Young talents of Tallinn Music School, Nõmme Music School and Lasnamäe Music School
Program consists of Estonian as well as the World’s composer’s works
The House of the Blackheads
15th of February at 6PM
Piano duos Kai Ratassepp and Mati Mikalai as well as Nataly Sakkos and Toivo Peäske
Program: Jaan Rääts – “24 marginaali” and “Mängud”
Tallinn Town Hall
18th of February at 6PM
Na Kyubo (bass, South-Korea, winner of the International T.O.S.C.A Young Opera Singer’s Competition),
Yesol Park (soprano, South-Korea), Massimiliano Viapiano (baritone, Italy), Piia Paemurru (piano)
Program consists of romances and arias
Estonia Concert Hall
19th of February at 5PM
MUSIC TRUST PLMF 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Artistic director soprano Pille Lill
Pianists Irina Zahharenkova and Ralf Taal, violinists Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Sigrid Kuulmann and Kristina Kriit, sopranos Maria Veretenina, Kristina Vähi and Marion Melnik, mezzo sopranos Kadi Jürgens and Annaliisa Pillak,
Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Aare Saal (baritone), Pavlo Balakin (bass), Tiia Tenno (organ), Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Neeme Ots (trumpet), cello duo Andreas Lend and Allan Jakobi, Symphony Orchestra of the Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, conductor Jaan Ots
Program: Rossini, Šostakovitš, Kálmán, Rääts, Pärt etc.
Tallinn Town Hall
21st of February at 6PM
String Quartet Prezioso - Hanna-Liis Nahkur (violin), Mari-Katrina Suss (violin), Helena Altmanis (viola) and Andreas Lend (cello)
Program: Rääts, Pärt, Mägi, Tüür etc.
Festival supporters and partners: Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn, Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, Tallinn Philharmonics, House of the Blackheads, Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn Music School, Nõmme Music School, Lasnamäe Music School, Swedish St. Michael’s Church, Estonia Concert Hall, Italian Embassy in Estonia, Metaprint, Selver, Tallinn Department Store, Nordic Hotel Forum, Shishi, BLRT Group, Hotel Telegraaf etc.