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ES­TO­NIA

March 21-25, World Film Fes­ti­val 2017, Es­to­nian Na­tional Mu­seum, Tartu

World Film Fes­ti­val is an event ded­i­cated to doc­u­men­tary cin­ema. The fes­ti­val de­vel­ops in­ter­est to­wards an­thro­po­log­i­cal, an­a­lyt­i­cal ap­proach to cul­tures and so­ci­eties, wel­com­ing film en­tries from all over the world. The film pro­gram turns at­ten­tion to cul­tural ex­change as well as cul­tural rep­re­sen­ta­tions of ev­ery­day life across the world. The fes­ti­val is ac­com­pa­nied by rel­e­vant ex­hi­bi­tions, work­shops and meet­ings with film­mak­ers. Full in­for­ma­tion on the films, pro­gram, tick­ets and more is avail­able at www.world­film.ee

March 24, Sym­phonic Con­cert “Shostakovich & Alex­eev”, Es­to­nia Con­cert Hall, Tallinn of the con­cert is Shostakovich’ rarely played song cy­cle for Pushkin’s po­ems, which is the­mat­i­cally a great match for Sym­phony No. 13, cov­er­ing themes such as be­trayal, loss and mem­o­ries. The soloist will be bass Py­otr Mi­gunov, soloist from the Moscow Bol­shoi Theatre and prize win­ner at nu­mer­ous in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions. The or­ches­tra will be con­ducted by the Es­to­nian Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra’s (ENSO) for­mer prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor Niko­lai Alex­eev, who has been work­ing closely with the St Peters­burg Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra for years and in ad­di­tion to con­duct­ing all of the ma­jor sym­phony or­ches­tras of Moscow and St Peters­burg, has also con­ducted nu­mer­ous or­ches­tras out­side Rus­sia and given con­certs in Europe, Ja­pan and the United States. Shostakovich’ Sym­phony No. 13 was pre­vi­ously per­formed by ENSO in au­tumn 2009, when Niko­lai Alex­eev con­ducted it to com­mence his last sea­son as the prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor of ENSO. For more in­for­ma­tion on the con­cert and ticket pur­chase please go to www.piletilevi.ee

Open till March 25, Ex­hi­bi­tion “Nude in the Chaos”, Gallery Noorus, Tartu

This ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether paint­ing stu­dents from the same course in Tartu Art Col­lege years ago. Ver­sa­tile com­pany meets again to com­pare the lat­est di­rec­tions in their art. Nude in the Chaos theme in­vites the lan­guage of aca­demic fig­u­ra­tive paint­ing into the world of young cre­ators’ ideas and medi­ums. Op­pos­ing to chaos in a way, nude as a phe­nom­e­non is fas­ci­nat­ing both from the vis­ual and per­for­ma­tive side. In Greek mythol­ogy chaos meant a yawn­ing chasm, dis­or­ga­nized and form­less pri­mor­dial mat­ter from which earth (Gaia) and love (Eros) arose but also dark­ness and un­der­world. Chang­ing be­yond recog­ni­tion or re­main­ing dis­tin­guish­able these new “nudes” in turn give birth to a state in which we can sense both dis­or­der and a new be­gin­ning. For more in­for­ma­tion please visit www.art­col. ee

Open till March 31, Ex­hi­bi­tion “Light. Water. Color”, Town Gallery, Võru

A great wa­ter­color is known to be born by the skill­ful cap­tur­ing of the game be­tween the water and color, and every au­thor uses this game to a cer­tain ex­tent. The ex­hi­bi­tion “Light. Water. Color” of the Es­to­nian Wa­ter­color So­ci­ety in Võru City Gallery, con­sists for the most part of the works sub­mit­ted by the mem­bers of the so­ci­ety for the ex­hi­bi­tion “Through the Dark­ness with Col­ors. Vol 12” held in De­cem­ber 2016. In ad­di­tion, there are works from the ex­hi­bi­tion “New Wa­ter­color 2016” by 13 au­thors – young and hope­fully fu­ture mem­bers of the So­ci­ety – held in Pärnu New Art Mu­seum in Novem­ber; there­fore, there are 41 par­tic­i­pants in to­tal. The ex­po­si­tion is not com­piled ac­cord­ing to a spe­cific theme, but con­di­tion­ally it can be de­fined us­ing the artists’ preva­lent pref­er­ence for na­ture and mo­tifs of the warmer sea­sons. The So­ci­ety pays a great deal of at­ten­tion to the next gen­er­a­tion – this is also the main rea­son why the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion was open to the young artists with higher art ed­u­ca­tion and sprout­ing in­ter­est for wa­ter­color. The en­trance to the ex­hi­bi­tion is free of charge.

March 27 – April 2, Tallinn Mu­sic Week 2017, Tallinn

TMW is one of Europe’s lead­ing city fes­ti­vals with a care­fully crafted line-up of var­i­ous art forms for a cu­ri­ous mind. TMW hosts a ded­i­cated pro­gram for vir­tu­ally every mu­sic genre, which has been com­piled from artist ap­pli­ca­tions by a team of lo­cal ex­perts, in­clud­ing mu­sic busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives, or­ga­niz­ers and melo­ma­ni­acs. For a fes­ti­val that’s been draw­ing more in­ter­na­tional per­form­ers, TMW has re­ceived a record-break­ing 1470 artist ap­pli­ca­tions from all around the world and con­firmed 237 artists from 33 coun­tries to the line-up. Full info on the fes­ti­val can be found at www.tmw. ee and the tick­ets can be bought from www.piletilevi.ee

April 1-9, Parnu Restau­rant Week, Parnu restau­rants

Restau­rant Week is a long tra­di­tion that started in the USA al­most 20 years ago. The first Restau­rant Week in Es­to­nia took place in 2011. Dur­ing the Parnu Restau­rant Week, vis­i­tors can learn about the restau­rants rep­re­sent­ing ex­tremely di­verse styles, as well as the won­der­ful chefs who work there. Dur­ing Restau­rant Week, par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants of­fer lunches and din­ners at a spe­cial price (2-course lunches and 3-course din­ners). The dishes are pre­pared on the ba­sis of an à la carte menu. The price does not in­clude bev­er­ages. Learn more about the many restau­rants in Parnu! To get your pass and ex­pe­ri­ence new fla­vors, please con­tact the event or­ga­niz­ers at [email protected]­nurestau­rantweek.ee or by phone (+372) 515 7869.

LATVIA

March 22 – April 22, Ex­hi­bi­tion “Lat­gale. Lithua­nia” by Os­valds Zve­jsal­nieks, Gallery Dau­gava, Riga

Os­valds Zve­jsal­nieks is one of the most renowned fig­ures in Latvia’s cul­tural and so­cial life and an artist who has been fol­low­ing and ad­vanc­ing the classical tra­di­tion in Lat­vian paint­ing. Land­scapes and scenes of Lat­gale’s small towns like Ludza, Kraslava, Dagda, Vi­lani and Balvi, among oth­ers, are the dom­i­nant mo­tifs of his paint­ings. Most prob­a­bly this choice of themes has been in­spired by the artist’s child­hood mem­o­ries and his life in Lat­gale, and per­haps this also ex­plains the col­oris­tic qual­i­ties and sin­cer­ity of Zve­jsal­nieks’ paint­ings. Find out ex­ten­sive in­for­ma­tion about the ex­hi­bi­tion and the painter at www.ga­ler­i­jadau­gava.lv

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