The world premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Für Jan van Eyck will take place on 22 September in Ghent, Belgium. The initiative for creating this piece came from the Belgian choir Collegium Vocale Gent, and it was commissioned by the City of Ghent, who has dedicated the year 2020 to celebrating Jan van Eyck.
On 14 September in Novosibirsk (Russia), the world premiere of a new arrangement of Arvo Pärt’s La Sindone for violin and orchestra will be performed by the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and the solo violinist Vadim Repin.
2010. aastal Pärdi pidunädalatest alguse saanud Pärdi päevadega tähistab Nargenfestival septembris Arvo Pärdi 85. sünnipäeva mitme teose uusversiooniga nii helilooja enda kui teiste seades, mis pole varem Eestis kõlanud.
The Arvo Pärt Centre and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre announce that due to the continued spread of Covid-19 and related travel restrictions, the international academic conference “Arvo Pärt – Texts and Contexts” scheduled for October this year will be postponed by one year. The conference will take place next year, 15–16 October.
Annum per annum. The birthdays arrive with increasing relentlessness. It seems extraordinary that the Arvo Pärt Centre, so recently a dream project, is already celebrating its first decade. Or that Arvo himself, young at heart and wise in time, is about to reach the venerable age of 85. Almost forty years have passed since we
27–30 August Arvo Pärt Centre invites viewers to the tenth edition of Arvo Pärt Centre Film Nights, presenting screenings that introduce particular aspects of Arvo Pärt’s work and his concert music in films to a wider audience.
In Estonian cultural life, the years ending with five or ten have turned out to be years of musical festivities, as we celebrate in turns the anniversaries of two masters, internationally best-known and beloved Estonian composers Veljo Tormis (1930-2017) and Arvo Pärt (b.1935). This year marks another anniversary of Veljo Tormis who would have turned 90 on August 7.
For the first time, the Orthodox world will be celebrating 11 July as the memorial day of Archimandrite Sophrony, the founder of the Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, who passed away on this day in 1993. In November 2019, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople canonised Fr. Sophrony, naming him St.
On 1 July the Arvo Pärt Centre will open the exhibition “When you seek from almost nothing”, which will for the first time present the thoughts recorded in Arvo Pärt’s diaries to a wider audience. With its first permanent exhibition, the centre continues the series of events dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday.
The Arvo Pärt Centre will celebrate its 10th birthday on 22 June and has released a single with a song much loved among Estonians – Arvo Pärt’s Ukuaru Waltz. On the CD the song is performed on piano by the composer himself. The single will be officially released with a presentation on the ERR website at 12 midday on 22 June.
Adam’s Lament was commissioned by the two Capitals of Culture, Istanbul 2010 and Tallinn 2011, and the event was a joint performance for these two cities. The premiere took place on 7 June 2010 in Istanbul’s Hagia Irene concert hall within the former cathedral. Mikko Fritze, Head of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 recalls.
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.