Unconventional classical music

Source: Renee Altrov

Unconventional classical music

The classical music scene in Estonia is alive and thriving with festivals, concert series and events in venues old and new, large and small, famous and unheard of. Internationally acclaimed conductors lead orchestras of skilled musicians to the pleasure of audiences. Come feel the thrill of the classics.

The Estonian National Opera House and Concert Hall

Photo by: Harri Rospu

Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival

This year’s festival  in Haapsalu will host guest artists from around the world. There will also be several carefully selected chamber music concerts. We welcome everyone that appreciates beauty, romance, great feelings, and splendid melodies, as well as historical concert sites, lovely summer nights, the romantic old town, and, above all, the magnificent music by Tchaikovsky.

World class performances

Photo by: Mait Jüriado

Saaremaa Opera Days

Saaremaa Opera Days, which take place in the middle of the summer in the historical courtyard of Kuressaare castle, is the most popular opera festival in the Baltic States. An opera house is erected for this occasion, seating up to 2,000 people.

Pärnu Music Festival

Pärnu Music Festival, a week long series of concerts and masterclasses organised by Paavo Järvi, son of esteemed Estonian conductor Neeme Järvi, draws music enthusiasts to the seaside town. Talented young musicians from Estonia and beyond flock to Pärnu to learn and perform in the Academy Orchestra, putting on concerts together with some of Europe's finest soloists. You can catch this unique festival 15.-21.07.2019.

Aside from the special concert series and festivals mentioned, be sure to check out other regular events from The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the concert halls in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Jõhvi.

Last updated : 22.04.2021

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