Culture.ee's weekly recommendations for September 5-11
September is always a busy month, and this year is no different. This week you can stop over in Saaremaa for a food festival, travel to Tartu for a theatre and art festival, and visit Narva for opera.
Saaremaa Food Festival 2016
Festival in Saaremaa. Enjoy locally made food, gentle music, and the world’s tastiest home-made beer.
Estonian Theatre Festival “Draama”
“Draama” will take over Tartu once more this September. It’s a curators’ festival, with its main programme made up of the most interesting and the best productions of Estonian Theatre.
Focus on Italian Contemporary Cinema: Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells / Tempo instabile…con probabili schiarite
Kumu Auditorium, Tallinn
The Kumu Art Museum Begins with the festival “Focus on Italian contemporary cinema 2”. It will introduce a wide selection of contemporary Italian cinema. This week you’ll be invited to watch the comedy “Partly cloudy with sunny spells” by Marco Pontecorvo.
Concert by Yung Lean
Club Factory, Tallinn
Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, better known as Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper and sound producer. Yung Lean quickly became known for his so-called “slack” rap style. His music focuses primarily on minimalistic emotional and atmospheric sounds. In 2014, XXL magazine included him in its list of the top 15 must-hear European rap performers.
Narva Opera Days
09 Sep – 11 Sep 2016
This year’s opera festival presents four events in three days in which 25 artists from Estonia and abroad will participate.
Orthodox monastery music / Ringing history / Spiritual legacy
September 10 and 18
Väike-Maarja church (Sept. 10) and Lihula St. Elizabeth’s church (Sept. 18)
The well-known choir ensemble Orthodox Singers presents a repertoire dedicated to the traditions of Orthodox monastery music. At the concert, beautiful ecclesiastic works from Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, and Georgian Orthodox monasteries will be performed.
Street Art Festival “Stencibility”
Tartu, various places all over Estonia
Stencibility is an annual street art festival that started in Tartu in 2010. Now it takes place simultaneously in other cities as well. The name is a reference to the stencil technique. The festival is about introducing, promoting, and creating new street art. Guided tours and street art maps are available.
Mare Balticum: An artistic exploration of the underwater soundscape of the Baltic Sea
September 9 to October 30
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
The sound installation is based on a selection of sounds recorded during research done in 2014 and 2015. Collected from 38 hydrophones, these recordings were made at exactly the same moment every hour, each day, for a year.
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Estonia Concert Hall
For the opening concert of the anniversary season, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra is joined on stage by the Estonian National Male Choir, by the violinists of the Zemtsov family, the only one of its kind in the world, and by ENSO’s artistic director and principal conductor, Neeme Järvi. The central piece of the opening concert is Berlioz’s idiosyncratic symphony “Harold in Italy”, featuring an extensive solo part for viola.
Jäneda Autumn Fair
The Jäneda autumn fair always delights its visitors with a wide range of all things fresh and colourful that an autumn garden can offer. Expect home made smoked meat, jams, pickles, bread, handicrafts, and beer.