SEASON OPENING: Jörgen van Rijen


Sat 24. September 2022, 17.00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Jörgen van Rijen (trombone, The Netherlands)
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor)


Starting the season will be renowned Dutch trombonist Jörgen van Rijen together with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, with Tõnu Kaljuste conducting.

NB! The concert will be live-streamed on stream.arvopart.ee.

Jörgen van Rijen is the solo trombonist of the distinguished Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and a welcome guest with many famous orchestras. Van Rijen has dedicated himself to bringing more attention to his instrument, to introducing it more widely, and he is rightfully considered a true ambassador of the trombone. His extraordinary technique and virtuosity is difficult to match.

At the opening concert of the season, he will be joining forces with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and conductor Tõnu Kaljuste to perform several seemingly impossible trombone arrangements of Arvo Pärt’s works in a programme that combines music by Pärt and J. S. Bach.


Johann Sebastian Bach
– Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus I

Arvo Pärt
– Fratres
for trombone, string orchestra and percussion, arr. Jörgen van Rijen

Johann Sebastian Bach
– Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus IV

Arvo Pärt
An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
for trombone and chamber orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach
– Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus IX

Arvo Pärt
– Pari intervallo
for clarinet, trombone and string orchestra
Edmunds Altmanis, clarinet

Alessandro Marcello / Johann Sebastian Bach
– Concerto in D minor for solo harpsichord, BWV 974
after Alessandro Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D minor
arr. Jörgen van Rijen
I Andante
II Adagio
III Presto

Arvo Pärt
– Vater unser
for trombone and string orchestra, arr. Jörgen van Rijen


Tickets 30€/20€/50€ will be available through Fienta or at the center's information desk.

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

Tickets will not be refunded or swapped for other events.


The Centre will be closed for visitors on October 21 due to a private conference.