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Weekly recommendations for cultural events taking place in Estonia this week as curated by and published in the Culture critics’ blog at Readers are in luck again this week, as in addition to a number of interesting festivals, there is a great deal of beautiful music to be heard by a variety of different musicians.

Monday, Sept. 26 - Friday, Sept. 30

Researchers' Night Festival 2016


The Researchers' Night Festival, or TÖF, is a festival with a colorful program for the whole family valuing knowledge and opening doors to the world of science.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn

Opening of the concert season with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London). Artistic director and conductor Charles Dutoit.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Tartu Dance Club: Estonian accordions

Tiigi Society House, Tartu

At the first meeting of the 2016/2017 season of the Tartu Dance Club at the Tiigi Society House, numerous accordion players from Eastern Harju and Lääne-Viru Counties as well as from Tartu itself will provide music for dancing.

Thursday, Sept. 29 presents TV Tower Jazz: Pae Kollektiiv

Tallinn TV Tower, Tallinn

Pae Kollektiiv is like a creative laboratory for a composer, where it is possible to try out one’s ideas. In 2013, the ensemble gave out its debut album, the presentation concerts of which were very warmly received.

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 2

Kumu Art Film Festival

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

KuFF wants to show films emphasizing the specifics of room logic of the cinema and a gallery approaching the film's relations to exhibition space or architecture and concentrating on the artist's methods of self-expression through film.

Estonian Photographic Art Fair

Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn

This fair aims to introduce the recent works of contemporary Estonian photographic artists as well as offer information on strategies for collecting contemporary art.

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Dec. 4

Architectural exhibition "Who Creates the City?"

Tartu Art Museum, Tartu

Three galleries are dedicated to introducing the activities and spatial outcomes of the city government, the developers and citizen activists. The fourth contains contemporary visual and textual works representing notable locations in Tartu that shape the face of the town.

Friday, Sept. 30 - Sunday, Oct. 2

Kihnu Violin Festival

Kihnu Island

This violin festival provides locals with the opportunity to get to know the traditions of their tiny Western Estonian island. Festival guests will hear the country's best violinists honoring the violin traditions of Kihnu.

Saturday, Oct. 1

International Music Day 2016

All over Estonia

International Music Day is aimed at promoting music culture and introducing musicians' profession by making music events accessible to everyone. It puts musical art at the center of attention, encouraging people to consider the importance of music and its place in modern life. In addition to traditional music venues, concerts will be held in more unexpected places including hospitals, shopping centers and public transport.

Laul läts mõtsa

Varbuse Music Manor, Põlva County

Open-air concert "Laul läts mõtsa" will take place in the forest park of Varbuse Music Manor. True Estonian ethno-music enthusiasts from ethnic metal band Metsatöll, pop-folk softies from Ummamuudu and the Metsamuudu Konnakoor, made up of only the best choir musicians in old Võromaa, will come together in the manor's grove to send off the last summer day together.

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla

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