At Pentecost, Sunday 24 May, the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELC) awarded Arvo Pärt the Cross of Merit First Class.
Thanks to the support of Silberauto, the exclusive dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Estonia, the Arvo Pärt Centre can now use Silberauto vehicles for its foreign guests.
In mid-May, Estonia will pay a state visit to Germany during which a particular musical gift will be presented by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of the Republic of Estonia.
On 12 May, a new production based on the music of Arvo Pärt, by Robert Wilson will be premiered in Tallinn.
An exhibition “Tabula rasa”, a selection of submissions of the design contest for the Arvo Pärt Centre will be opened at the Budapest Centre of Architecture FUGA.