Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for July 10. –16 .

Pärnu Harmonica Festival
07 Jul – 10 Jul
Pärnu

Pärnu Harmonica Festival is the largest and most well-known music festival in the Nordic and Baltic countries, where the main instrument is the harmonica and, next to it, its “younger brother” accordion.

The international traditional music event takes place on a weekend in Pärnu (July 7-10, 2017) for the 16th time, offering classes of instrument-playing, the competition “Baltic- Nordic Open”, and nine different concerts in Pärnu and an additional one in Tallinn.

I Land Sound
13 Jul – 15 Jul
Orissaare Illiku islet

This summer, an exciting festival called I Land Sound is going to take place on Illiku Islet from 13–15 July.

With the purpose to enjoy everything that the beautiful nature, great music and art, friends, and the Estonian summer have to offer.

A proper sea breeze and a ferry trip will take off your mask, which will enable you to find yourself on the other shore.

Võsu Jazz 2017
14 Jul – 15 Jul
Võsu

The mini festival titled Võsu Jazz takes place in one of the most beautiful beach resorts of Estonia, Võsu. On Friday, the concerts in important places of Võsu village as well as the opening ceremony of the festival with Marju Länik and Rakvere City Orchestra take place. On Saturday, the garden concerts in the most beautiful gardens of Võsu and the concert by the main performer, the saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis of the James Brown band (United States of America) take place. All concerts are free of charge!

Saaremaa Opera Days 2017
14 Jul – 22 Jul
Kuressaare Castle yard

For the tenth summer already, Saaremaa with its enchanting nature will host the opera days in its capital. An opera house accommodating 2000 guests will be erected in the courtyard of the 13th century episcopal castle for the sake of the music lovers.

The guest of the Opera Days is Krefeld Mönchengladbach Opera Theatre from Germany, treating us to Wagner’s “Lohengrin”, Verdi’s “Masquerade Ball”, Mascagni’s “Peasant’s Honour”, Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, and Carl Orff’s spectacular stage work “Carmina burana”.

The festival culminates with the world premiere of Rein Rannap’s new opera “Nurjatu saar” (“Villainous Island”).

Dance performance “Awakening of the Island”
14 Jul – 16 Jul
Triigi Philharmonics, Triigi harbour

Contemporary dance performance about isolated places in us and around us.
“Awakening of the Island” is a story about isolated people, who no longer remember whether it was their purpose or not. It is a story about people looking for a way out of their island. It is a story about people, who blend into one taking a step away from themselves. It is a story about people who became free.

Tallinn Maritime Days 2017
15 Jul – 18 Jul
Tallinn

Tallinn Maritime Days is Estonia’s largest sea and family party.

The festival consists of events connected to maritime affairs and harbours, possibilities to meet large foreign vessels, concerts, voyages, sailing competition “Tallinn Race”, water-related attractions and performances, and other sort of marine entertainment for both the residents of Tallinn and guests.

Summer of Music 2017 at the Antonius yard
every Thursday, 21 Jun – 31 Aug
Yard Antonius

The sixth season of the summer of music offers the best entertainment at the Antonius Yard, where high-quality concerts can be enjoyed throughout the summer.
On stage will be both the best Estonian musicians as well as guests from the wide world, genres include jazz, folk, style samples of different nations as well as classical music.

Heart Music Festival 2017
15 Jul – 16 Jul
Roosiku village

Heart Music Festival is a festival offering high-quality musical and taste experiences coming from the heart, taking place in the middle of Southern Estonian nature in Roosiku village, Võru county.

The music and taste experiences festival Heart Music Festival (Südamemuusika festival) brings Estonia’s top musicians to share their creation and their emotions in the beautiful nature of Võrumaa, the park of Roosiku village.