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ES­TO­NIA

May 4-6, Au­thor’s Song Fes­ti­val Mailaul 2017, Tartu

Tens of singers and song­writ­ers from Es­to­nia gather in Tartu for three days ev­ery spring in or­der to bring the thoughts and feel­ings turned into mu­sic be­fore the au­di­ence. Mailaul (The Song of May) is a fes­ti­val for a lis­tener who wants to feel to­gether with the per­form­ing au­thor. Learn more about the fes­ti­val at the of­fi­cial web­page www.mailaul.ee

May 5, Jazz Con­cert by Robert Jür­jen­dal and the Band, Theatre NO99 Jazz Club, Tallinn

Robert Jür­jen­dal and the Band were formed in con­nec­tion with Robert Jür­jen­dal’s 50th an­niver­sary con­cert at Vil­jandi Gui­tar Fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber 2016. At the end of the same year, Robert Jür­jen­dal was nom­i­nated as the Mu­si­cian of the Year. Robert Jür­jen­dal’s ac­tiv­ity within more than 30 cre­ative years has been ex­tremely ver­sa­tile. He has recorded nu­mer­ous records, writ­ten mu­sic for films and theatre, com­posed mu­sic for dif­fer­ent band line-ups in var­i­ous gen­res. The con­cert pro­gram con­sists of mu­sic from Robert Jür­jen­dal’s solo records which have been ar­ranged for con­cert per­for­mances for a larger group. The con­cert is or­ga­nized by the Es­to­nian Jazz union. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the con­cert can be found at www.jazz.ee

May 5-6, Tallinn Craft Beer Week­end 2017, Tallinn Cre­ative Hub

TCBW is the first and largest In­ter­na­tional Craft Beer Fes­ti­val in the Baltic re­gion. The event is or­ga­nized by Põh­jala Brew­ery and first took place in 2015. Over 30 of the best brew­eries from Europe and the US are par­tic­i­pat­ing ev­ery year. TCBW is a fes­ti­val for beer lovers – peo­ple who are look­ing for an ex­pe­ri­ence of new aro­mas and tastes in their beer. Serv­ing size is 50 ml and each brew­ery will bring 8 world class beers to this 2-day event. So, over the course of th­ese two 6-hour ses­sions, the guests will have a choice of over 240 ex­tra­or­di­nary beers. Fes­ti­val ticket in­cludes all beers inside the venue – no to­kens, no cash (ex­cept for food), no has­sle! Fes­ti­val tick­ets can be pur­chased via www.piletilevi.ee

May 5-12, Prom­fest Pärnu In­ter­na­tional Opera Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Pärnu

The fes­ti­val orig­i­nated as the Klau­dia Taevi In­ter­na­tional Young Opera Singers Com­pe­ti­tion that is still one of the main events of the fes­ti­val to­day. The great­est crowd-pleaser is the orig­i­nal opera pro­duc­tion. In ad­di­tion to the opera pro­duc­tion there are also var­i­ous con­certs, master classes and film screen­ings. The fes­ti­val was cre­ated to pro­vide young opera singers with an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their art and to ex­pose the younger gen­er­a­tions to opera. The Fes­ti­val’s pro­gram and tick­ets are avail­able at www.prom­fest.ee

May 13, Jazz Con­cert by Paul Daniel & Ra­muel Tafe­nau, Philly Joe’s Jazz Club, Tallinn

At the con­cert of the duo Paul Daniel & Ra­muel Tafe­nau one can hear a world of im­pro­vi­sa­tional and ex­per­i­men­tal sounds. The pro­gram con­sists mainly of the mu­sic com­posed by Paul Daniel. In the group there are a gui­tar and drums. Two op­po­site worlds meet in their mu­sic: a ten­der, in­ti­mate acous­tic gui­tar and per­cus­sion in­stru­ments, and a rough, strong elec­tric gui­tar and drums. The con­cert is or­ga­nized by Es­to­nian Jazz union. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the con­cert can be found at www.jazz.ee

Open till May 14, Abun­dance and Ephe­mer­al­ity. Still Lives from Fin­nish and Baltic Col­lec­tions, Kadri­org Art Mu­seum, Tallinn

The com­po­si­tions by the 17th and 18th cen­tury Dutch, Ital­ian and French masters of flower bou­quets, fruit bas­kets and ele­gantly cov­ered break­fast ta­bles, as well as their com­po­si­tions of hunt­ing tro­phies, have charmed view­ers for cen­turies with the mas­tery of their paint­ing tech­niques and al­le­gor­i­cal sub­texts. Along with ear­lier paint­ings, this ex­hi­bi­tion also in­cludes works by con­tem­po­rary artists from Fin­land and the Baltic coun­tries that re­late tech­ni­cally and the­mat­i­cally to the still life genre. The 17th and early 18th cen­turies can be con­sid­ered to be the golden age of the still life genre, es­pe­cially in the Nether­lands. By jux­ta­pos­ing still lives from 17th and 18th cen­tury Europe with con­tem­po­rary art, the ex­hi­bi­tion cre­ates op­por­tu­nity to con­trast and com­pare the de­vel­op­ment of the themes and key­words (abun­dance, ephe­mer­al­ity and con­sump­tion) in Euro­pean art cul­ture and men­tal­ity through five cen­turies. The ex­hi­bi­tion is ac­com­pa­nied by var­i­ous pro­grams and work­shops for the pub­lic. The ex­hi­bi­tion is or­ga­nized by Es­to­nian Mu­seum of Art and sup­ported by the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Cul­tural En­dow­ment of Es­to­nia.

May 12, Shostakovich’s Fifth, 4th Con­cert of the City Lights Se­ries, Es­to­nian Con­cert Hall, Tallinn

The fifth sym­phonies by both Shostakovich and Prokofiev will be per­formed by the win­ner of ENSO’S Spe­cial Prize in “Clas­si­cal Stars” com­pe­ti­tion, pi­anist Kris­ti­ina Roka­she­vich, who will ap­pear as a soloist with the orches­tra, fea­tur­ing the young Venezue­lan vi­o­lin­ist and con­duc­tor Chris­tian Vásquez. De­tailed in­for­ma­tion on the con­cert pro­gram is avail­able at www.erso.ee

LATVIA

Open till May 7, Maija Lu­u­to­nen’s Solo Ex­hi­bi­tion “Easy Peacy, Plan, Dive”, Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter, Riga

As part of the Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter's pro­gram In­sti­tu­tional Res­i­dence, which was launched in 2016, the solo ex­hi­bi­tion of Fin­nish artist Maija Lu­u­to­nen from the Helsinki Sic Space of Con­tem­po­rary Art, is be­ing held in Riga. Con­sid­er­ing the sur­face as some­thing tran­sient, Lu­u­to­nen ad­dresses the re­la­tion be­tween time

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