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Records available

DVD In the Mystical Land of Kaydara. Peeter Vähi

CD Great Maestros V. Kalle Randalu, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Double CD Verdi Wagner 200. Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

DVD Coppélia. A ballet by Léo Delibes

DVD Keyboard Juggleress. Irina Zahharenkova

CD Quarter of a Century with Friends. Arsis, Rémi Boucher, Oliver Kuusik, Rauno Elp

Super Audio CD Maria Magdalena. Sevara Nazarkhan, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, State Choir Latvija, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

DVD Joy and Sorrow Unmasked. European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen

DVD Faust. Ain Anger, Estonian National Opera

LP Contra aut pro? Toomas Velmet, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Pärt

CD The Soul of Fire. Age Juurikas

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ORIENT


International Festival of Oriental Music

The first ever concentrated show of oriental music in Estonia, a tradition going back to the year 1992, has brought the most authentic performers from India, Siberia, Middle East, Central Asia, Far East, and South East Asia. It is certainly a leading musical event in the Baltic States where music lovers can enjoy performers like Hariprasad Chaurasia, ensemble Kodō, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Jivan Gasparyan, ensemble Huun-Huur-Tu, Alim Qasimov, Burhan Öçal, Sevara Nazarkhan, Gyuto and Gyume Buddhist monks, Wu Man, etc. Keep a close eye on our website and advertising – the show goes on.

 

Next events − Festival ORIENT presents:

kodo large Thu, March 22nd, 2018, Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
KODO ONE EARTH TOUR 2018: EVOLUTION − taiko-ensemble from Japan
Tickets available at Piletilevi
Wed, March 21st, Nodera Concert Hall, Tallinn, Kodo masterclass
Thu, March 29th, 2018 in BKZ Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall, St Petersburg, Russia

Sat, March 31st, 2018 in Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia
Detailed info

Kitaro450 April 9th, 2018, Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
KITARO
 − the superstar of electronic ethno-crossover will come to Estonia
KOJIKI AND THE UNIVERSE
Tickets available at Piletilevi
Detailed info



ImagetextOrient Festival artistically directed by Peeter Vähi is an event comprising any kind of ritual, folk and traditional classical music of Asian origin. Most of the festival performers are chosen in their natural environment during the numerous visits to the Asian countries. Orient festival aims to be diverse, representing the most important cultural regions of Asia: Arab countries, India, Tibet, Siberia, China, Indo-China, Japan, etc. We must admit that not everything presented during the festival is absolutely authentic and pristinely “pure”. Year by year it is harder to find musicians bearing pure centuries-old tradition. A Siberian refuses to sing without microphone, the works of some Japanese conductors sound more American than those of a true American, an Arab tries to make merchandise out of his faith, a Korean monk demands thousands of dollars for a fee, a Cambodian folk-musician’s favourite refreshment during an intermission is Coca-Cola. Finally, when you manage to find someone who is really authentic, he claims to come directly from Shambhala. That’s the way it is at the beginning of the 3rd Millennium and we have to take it or leave it.

Organizers:
Peeter Vähi − artistic director
Tiina Jokinen − management director
Kadri Kiis − accountant
Olavi Sööt − logistics
Mart Kivisild − design
Kaisa Luik − programme booklet
Johannes Vähi − website
Reno Hekkonens − marketing

See also: Orient 2017, Orient 2015, Orient 2013, Orient 2011, Orient presents in 2010, Orient 2009, Orient presents in 2008, Orient 2007, Orient presents in 2006, Orient 2005, Festival archives Orient in Palmyra (Voices from the Stars Above the Desert), The Path to the Heart of Asia (CD recorded with featuring musicians of  Orient 1992)

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Additional info: Wikipedia in English and Estonian

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