Estonian Elegy. Heino Eller 135


Sat 19. February 2022, 17.00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste



Heino Eller

– Elegy
– Lyrical Suite
– Nenia
– Sinfonietta
– Five Pieces for String Orchestra

In 2022, we will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of the birth of composer Heino Eller, composition teacher for many Estonian composers and founder of his own school. His work has become a symbol of the Estonian national sound: a blend of rugged Nordic natural lyricism, folk melodies and intonations, combined with a chamber-like and detailed style of expression. Eller, who was primarily a composer of instrumental works, also played an important role in Arvo Pärt’s development as his composition teacher, contributing among other things to his love of string orchestra music. In a concert dedicated to Eller’s anniversary, Tõnu Kaljuste will showcase the composer’s best examples of this genre.


Tickets 25€/15€/50€ are available through Fienta or at the center's information desk.

Supporter's ticket of 50€ will entail reserved seats in the middle of the hall and a guided tour of the entire house after the concert. The guide will wait for you at our info desk.


On December 14, the Centre closes at 15.00. We apologise for the inconvenience.