For a better experience update your browser.

Pärnu Music Festival 2018

The Pärnu Music Festival is one of the most valued classical music festivals in Estonia, which is growing as one of the most important orchestra festivals in Europe.

The festival has been held since 2009 and has achieved its high level thanks to the great commitment of Neeme Järvi and the artistic director of the festival, Paavo Järvi.

About 300 musicians from nearly 20 countries will attend the festival, and in addition to orchestral music, you can hear great soloists and chamber music.

Opening Concert of Pärnu Music Festival
Sunday, August 5, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall
7 p.m. conversation before the concert at Pärnu Concert Hall

Johann Sebastian Bach (Leopold Stokowski arrangement) Air on the G String
Heino Eller Five Pieces for String Orchestra
Eduard Tubin-Rudolf Tobias Nocturne
Sergei Rachmaninov Vocalise
Richard Strauss Morgen
Jean Sibelius Suite Mignonne op.98 A
Jean Sibelius Suite Champetre op.98 B
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento D-Major

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Soloist Elina Nechayeva
Conductor Neeme Järvi

Järvi Academy Gala
Monday, August 6, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall

Lepo Sumera Musica profana
Jules Massenet Meditation from Thais
Camille Saint Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor Op. 28

Soloist Solist Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin)
Järvi Academy Sinfonietta,
Participants of Järvi Academy conducting course

Estonia 100
Tuesday, August 7, at 7 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall

Chamber music concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
Erkki-Sven Tüür Architectonics I
Artur Kapp Prelude E-flat major
Helena Tulve Und von liehte vinster
Eino Tamberg Journey with Cello and Percussion Instruments Op. 128
Tõnu Kõrvits Traveler's Song
Eduard Oja Piano Quintet

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Mari Järvi (piano), Triin Ruubel (violin), Adela-Maria Bratu (violin), Lasse Joamets (violin), Olga Voronova (violin), Nathan Braude (viola), Mari Adachi (viola), Laur Eensalu (viola), Marius Järvi (cello), Teet Järvi (cello), Theodor Sink (cello), Leho Karin (cello), Maria Luisk (flute), Martine Värnik (oboe), Signe Sõmer (clarinet), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), Jakob Peäske (bassoon), Patrick Broderick (French horn), Madis Metsamart (percussion instruments), Heigo Rosin (percussion instruments)

Kristjan Järvi and Friends
Tuesdat, August 7, at 9 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall

Kristjan Randalu, Sander Mölder, Kadri Voorand, Liisi Koikson, Jaak Sooäär, Andre Maaker, Heigo Rosin, string quartet Prezioso and others.
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi

Paavo Järvi and Estonian Festival Orchestra
Wednesday, August 8, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall
7 p.m. conversation before the concert at Pärnu Concert Hall

Jüri Reinvere And tired from happiness …
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Arvo Pärt 3rd Symphony
Maurice Ravel La Valse

Estonian Festival Orchestra
Soloist Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
Conductor Paavo Järvi

Pärnu Music Festival Gala
Thursday, August 9, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall

Johannes Brahms – Klarnetikvintett op 115 h-moll

Dmitry Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11
Zoltán Kodály - Serenade Op. 12
Jacques Casterède Flûtes en vacances
Arvo Pärt Silouan's Song (for cello octet)
Maurice Ravel Introduction & Allegro
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 B minor

Esinevad: Sha Katsouris (violin), Matyas Mezes (violin), Peter Zelienka (violin), Marike Kruup (violin) Triin Ruubel (violin), Robert Traksmann (violin), Emma Yoon (violin), Sharon Roffman (violin), Artur Podlesniy (violin), Eva Bindere (violin), Mari Adachi (viola), Nathan Braude (viola), Alexander Zemtsov (viola), Georg Katsouris (viola) Leho Karin (cello), Paul Suss (cello), Georgi Anichenko (cello), Theodor Sink (cello), Marcel Kits (cello), Johannes Välja (cello), Marius Järvi (cello), Teet Järvi (cello), Johannes Sarapuu (cello), Jana Bouskova (harp), Maarika Järvi (flute), Michel Moragues (flute), Matt Hunt (clarinet), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet)

Final Concert of Järvi Academy
Friday, August 10, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall
7 p.m. conversation before the concert at Pärnu Concert Hall

Eduard Tubin Symphony No. 11
Alexander Arutiunian Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Rudolf Tobias, Eduard Tubin Walpurgis burlesque
Pjotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3

Soloist Vladislav Lavrik
Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra and
participants of Järvi Academy conducting course

Children's concert
Saturday, August 11, at 3 p.m., Villa Ammende

Kädy Plaas-Kala (soprano)
Marten Meibaum (bass)
Kiili early music ensemble under the supervision of Heili Meibaum
Programme: European music from the 13th to 16th century

Final concert of Pärnu Music Festival
Saturday, August 11, at 8 p.m., Pärnu Concert Hall

Erkki-Sven Tüür Fireflower
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Witold Lutoslawsky Concerto for Orchestra
Jean Sibelius 5th Symphony

Soloist Midori (violin)
Estonian Festival Orchestra
Conductor Paavo Järvi

Find out more: