Concerts in Estonian and Finnish Capitals to Aid Children Orphaned in Riga Store Collapse
Three concerts will be performed in churches in the region this weekend in memory of the victims of the store collapse in Riga.
Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, students from the Estonian music academy, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic Chamber Choir soloists will headline in a program featuring works by Monteverdi and Mozart, ETV reported.
An "Ave Maria" by a young Canadian-Estonian, Riho Esko Maimets, will make its debut.
The concerts will be free and take place tomorrow at the Methodist Church in Tallinn, on Saturday at the Swedish St. Michael's Church in Tallinn, and on Sunday in Helsinki Cathedral.
Donations to support the over 20 children who lost one or both parents in the disaster can be made both at the concerts and through electronic channels afterwards.
"The concert will be opened by an English university student Benjamin Kirk, who will conduct the work of Benjamin Britten and organ will be played by Sander Johannes, who is here from Germany. There are also Estonian academy students such as Valter Soosalu, who is a superb musician," Kaljuste said on ETV.