Valentine’s week recommendations for February 13 – 19

This week’s recommendations include some nice ideas for the valentine’s day, but not all of the tips are actually about love. Have a look and find out, what have we picked up for the upcoming week.

Links to the World: Vito Acconci
… – 05 Mar 2017
Tartu Art Museum

The exhibition shows a video “Two Cover Studies” (1970) by the acclaimed American artist Vito Acconci (b 1940). The display is in dialogue with Anna-Stina Treumund’s personal exhibition “M’s Wet Dream”. The exhibited work is a characteristic example of Acconci’s practice at that time and provides an additional viewpoint to the topics of gender equality and power raised by Treumund’s exhibition.

Valentine’s Day concert – Sigrid Kuulmann-Martin (violin), Marko Martin (piano), co-executive Pille Lill (soprano)
14 Feb
Elva Town Hall

Sigrid is a laureate-prizewinner of the International H. Eller Violinist Contest and many other competitions, performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in multiple European and Scandinavian countries. Marko Martin has taken part of multiple master classes, he has been a piano soloist in front of many orchestras and given concerts in many foreign concert halls.

Tallinn Old Town FoodFest
14 Feb – 24 Feb 2017
Tallinn Old Town

This year six top chefs from six renowned Old Town restaurants have been set a challenge to cook a delicious three-course meal that include ingredients voted for by the Estonian public. Using their creative skill and flair, these six top chefs will create a selection of dishes that will reflect their own culinary style and passions.

Auteur Cinema #38: “Picnic at Hanging Rock”
14 Feb
Cinema Sõprus

The genre of “Picnic at Hanging Rock” by Peter Weir, the most important auteur of Australian cinema, could be defined as “poetic love and horror film”. The film “Picnic at Hanging Rock” has been named the most important work of Australian cinema by the film critics of the world ever since it was made.

Valentine’s Day jazz evening
14 Feb
Tartu City Museum

Tartu City Museum invites all jazz lovers to the concert of Kristiina Päss and Kaisa Kuslapuu. Kristiina is a musician who grew up in the middle of the forests and springs of Valga county, looking for a balance between jazz music and natural sounds of nature with the rich sound colours of her voice and bold improvisations. Kaisa, who comes from southeastern Estonia, loves to surround herself with creative tasks. Be it a new song, lyrics or ensemble arrangement.

ENSO matinee concert: Mozart and Paris
15 Feb
Estonia Concert Hall

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Arvo Volmer. Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Paris Symphony”

One of the most engaging pianists of his generation, the multi-award winning Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has worked regularly with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Vasily Petrenko, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Ivan Fischer, and many others.

Love Story The New Orchestra
15 Feb
Nordea Concert Hall

Ladies and gentlemen! On February 15th, Tallinn, on the stage of a Nordea Concert Hall will premiere a new program «Love story» by New Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

Winter Jazz 2017
… – 12 Mar 2017
All over Estonia

The winter concert season of Jazzkaar – Winter Jazz brings joy to the listeners from 10th February to 12th March, 2017 with 14 concerts in Tallinn, Viljandi, Tartu, Otepää and Haapsalu.

Helin-Mari Arder and Andy Fite
17 Feb
Haapsalu Community Centre

Helin-Mari Arder is one of the most active and creative singers in Estonia. She performs with many diverse concerts – French chansons, Brazilian bossanovas, spiritual songs, jazz classics, and works by Estonian composers or herself. Her collaboration with American singer-composer-guitarist Andy Fite started in 2007. The two musicians with different personalities complement each other superbly. The core of the concert is made up by Andy Fite’s original works, sounding with Helin-Mari as exciting duets.

Student Theatre Days
17 Feb – 19 Feb 2017
TU Viljandi Culture Academy

Student and amateur theatre groups from Estonia and abroad participate in the festival. During the three-day festival, theatre-related workshops and festival clubs are organised in addition to the performances.

Puppet Theatre Festival “Live World of Inanimate Things”
18 Feb
NPO Von Glehni Teater

On February 18, puppet theatres from Tallinn, Viljandi, Pärnu, Kehra, and Kaunas will perform in Von Glehn theatre situated in the centre of Nõmme in Tallinn. The versatile festival programme offers something to watch, think about, and do for both children and adults.

Boris Eifman’s ballet “Rodin”
18 Feb
Nordea Concert Hall

Boris Eifman’s ballet Rodin tells about the life and work of two great sculptors: Auguste Rodin and his disciple, mistress and Muse – Camille Claudel.

“The ballet world in search of a major choreographer need search no more. He is Boris Eifman…” – Anna Kisselgoff, „The New York Times“

Exhibition “Breathing and Ringing”
… – 19 Mar 2017
Vana-Võromaa Culture

The exhibition of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Tartu and the Estonian Museum of Theatre and Music introduces the connections, similarities and differences between nature and music.

Palace music concert series
19 Feb 2017
Kadriorg Palace

Kadriorg Palace is hosting a chamber music concert series on sundays at 5 pm. This sunday it’s a turn for Nikos Spanatis (countertenor, Greece) and Ensemble Floridante (Estonia). Programme: Bach, Vivaldi, Händel.