“Writing music is like playing with toys. You take out some things, put them the other way around, look at them from another angle. Indeed, how many notes do we have: eight notes for a normal composer. Or even seven.” – Arvo Pärt
During Museum Night, an Estonia-wide event, the Arvo Pärt Centre will again be opening its doors to visitors. As 2017 is the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, the theme this year is Games in the Night.
Guided tours will offer guests an exclusive opportunity to peep into the depths of the growing archive, and to see materials that shed light on the development of Arvo Pärt’s works.
This year, there is a special focus on children – the choir from the Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio will perform accompanied by pianist Sten Lassmann. In addition to listening to music, children visiting the Arvo Pärt Centre can also learn a children’s song written by Arvo Pärt.
The evening will conclude with a more serious game – thinking. Lembit Peterson and Liivika Simmul will discuss silence and spirituality.
Museum Night programme:
6.00–6.45 pm Tour of the Arvo Pärt Centre (Please register in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
While the grown-ups are becoming acquainted with the Centre, children can enjoy a session of singing and games.
6.00–6.45 pm Singing and games for children. Learn to sing one of Arvo Pärt’s children’s songs.
7.00–7.30 pm A performance by the choir of the Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio and pianist Sten Lassmann (Please register in advance by e-mailing email@example.com)
8.00–9.00 pm Tour for those on the Harjumaa charter bus (reserved)
9.30–11.00 pm Thinking games. Lembit Peterson, director and actor, and Liivika Simmul, principal of St John’s School contemplate the topic of silence. Moderator: Jaan Tootsen. (Please register in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org)