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Italy: Tõnu Kõrvits's music at the MITO SettembreMusica Festival

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under Risto Joost will perform Tõnu Kõrvits's music at the international MITO SettembreMusica in Italy.

MITO SettembreMusica Festival is hosted each year in autumn in two major cities of Italy, in Milan and Turin featuring 160 concerts of classical music with international soloist and ensembles from all over the world. This year the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is invited together with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra to perform Tõnu Kõrvits's recently premiered composition 'Moorland Elegies'.

Arvo Pärt, 'Salve Regina'
Tõnu Kõrvits, 'Moorland Elegies'

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Risto Joost

The concert is produced by MITO SettembreMusica Festival, www.mitosettembremusica.it

Tõnu Kõrvits is a rising star of Estonian contemporary music, more and more frequently performed in Estonia and foreign countries. His composition 'Moorland elegies' (2015) is a choir cycle on the texts of Emily Brontë. The composer has said, "'Moorland Elegies' is a journey into the darkest, most mysterious corners of loneliness: to where one doesn’t dare to peek twice." The selection of poetry in 'Moorland Elegies' contains bright, sorrowful, dramatic, and divine scenes that form no coherent plot. The work was awarded the Cultural Prize of the Republic of Estonia in 2016.

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is the Estonia’s best-known professional music group abroad. Its repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to 21st-century music, focusing on Estonian music (Veljo Tormis, Arvo Pärt etc). The choir tours regularly in Europe and the US, giving concerts at such famous venues as the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall etc. The EPCC has worked with famous conductors and orchestras including Claudio Abbado, Marc Minkowski, Gustavo Dudamel; London SO, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, Philip Glass Ensemble, Los Angeles Philharmonic. The EPCC recordings (for ECM, Carus, Harmonia Mundi) have won several prizes, including two Grammy Awards.

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