Category Archives: Music

Russian scene at Tallinn Music Week: who, what, where, when and why

Tallinn Music Week is an international event; musicians all over the world are coming to the capital of Estonia to take part in the urban culture festival. The Russian guests of the festival will have a chance to see and listen to their fellow countrymen. This year, 25 musicians from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus will present their music at different venues in Tallinn. Some Estonian bands will sing in Russian too.... Read more

Tallinn Music Week: Internet phenomena, karelian folk, orchestra and techno, punk-jazz… and much more

This year the music festival Tallinn Music Week promises to its audience total fusion – impossible mix of different styles. It’s no wonder that The Independent and The Guardian called TMW one of the winter’s best music festivals in Europe. At the beginning in 2009 the festival lasted three days. Since then it has grown: now a week-long festivity covers not only music clubs and concert halls, but also cafés, art galleries, shops, and private homes.... Read more

Saskia Doehler about The Best Estonia

As soon as the orchestra entered the stage and the musicians took their seats, they could see the anxiety in the eyes of the audience in anticipation of the beginning of the concert. The whole choir was dressed in an extremely elegant way; women in long dresses and men suitably dressed in suits. And then, accompanied by the applause, the conductor entered, the whole orchestra rose in respect to him and in response, he greeted the second fiddle, who is the representative of the orchestra. The musicians sit and the whole audience is in total silence, and so we begin to observe the concentration of all the musicians facing the maestro, waiting for that moment when he begins to lead the whole symphony.... Read more

Liia Svimonishvili about Estonian National Opera’s production of “My Fair Lady”

My Fair Lady, one of the most popular musicals of all times, is performed at the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. I can guarantee you will fall in love with a beautiful story of two completely different worlds meeting with a pinch of great romantic, comic and philosophical songs and hilarious dialogues. The main characters are Henry Higgins, a scholar of phonetics, Colonel Pickering, Higgins’s friend and fellow phoneticist, and Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower seller. The main plotline starts from a bet between ambitious Higgins, stating he can make a Cockney speak like a duchess and Pickering doubting that Higgins is successful.... Read more

Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations: 22 Jan – 28 Jan

New cultural week has began! There will be punk and Pallas, another life and jewellery art, Liisi Koikson and a fashion show, hiking in Lahemaa, an Estonian language course and other exciting things. Enjoy!... Read more

Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations: 11 Dec – 17 Dec

The holiday season is approaching fast and that means the culture.ee’s this week’s recommendations are quite christmassy. There are theatre, runic songs, fair atmosphere, Valga, Rapla, tennis hall and observatory, wintery folk dance, a play of the ice flowers, a bunch of literary stuff from the library and warm wishes from Pokumaa. May your week be filled with joy and pleasant experiences!... Read more