Kaljuste on Center Stage Tonight in London ({{commentsTotal}})

Source: Photo: ERR

Tõnu Kaljuste will be conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra tonight at the Southbank Centre.

The Grammy-winning conductor will wield the baton at Royal Festival Hall as part of The Rest is Noise 20th century classical music festival. The program includes "Offertorium" by Sofia Gubaidulina and three works by Arvo Pärt - "Magnificat", "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten" and "Berliner Messe."

"Pärt's works tie in strongly with one of the festival's sub themes - politics and spirituality in the latter half of the 20th century - namely 1970-1989," Kristel Oitmaa, cultural attache at Estonia's London embassy, told uudised.err.ee.

Twentieth century music with such connections is one of the leitmotifs of The Rest Is Noise, which features concerts and events all through this year based on the eponymously titled cultural history critique by Alex Ross.