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The Arvo Pärt Centre opens with a new exhibition and audio guide

19.05.2020

As of today, 20 May, the Arvo Pärt Centre is once again welcoming visitors.

The centre’s exhibition has been upgraded with a small exhibit of manuscripts, which offers an insight into the composer’s creative process. The micro-exhibit displays original manuscripts – from initial ideas drawn up in music diaries, schemes mapped out in the planning of compositions, score sheets in progress and the final scores themselves. Visitors can also see the only object remaining from the artistic endeavours taken up by the composer during his creative crisis – a painted flowerpot. The exhibit was created with the support of Epp Sonin, a patron of music with Estonian roots living and working in the United States.

Visitors also have the chance to use our improved audio guide, which gives an overview of the history and architecture of the centre, offers a brief glimpse into the treasure trove that is the Arvo Pärt archive and introduces the context of the composer’s work. The audio guide also contains a representative selection of recordings of Pärt’s works, coupled with background information and the composer’s biographical details. The audio guide is available in Estonian and English.

To protect the health of both visitors and employees, for the time being the centre will only accept 25 people at a time. For this reason, we recommend planning your visit in advance and possibly buying a ticket and booking a time slot on the Fienta platform.

We are doing everything we can to ensure your well-being and safety during your time with us. The new visiting conditions can be accessed HERE.

Due to Pentecost, the Arvo Pärt Centre will be closed on Sunday 31st of May.

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