Festival Baltic States

Discover the extraordinary musical landscape of the Baltics from 16 to 25 February 2018!

Silence and vastness, an untouched landscape of woodlands, lakes, dunes and the sea - those pictures are conjured up when one thinks about Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. But these three countries also stand for an extraordinary musical tradition with a combination of Nordic and Eastern influences. During our Festival you can experience this exceptional sound when we celebrate the centennial of the three countries' declaration of independence!

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are not only the homes of famous conductors, instrumentalists and singers but also of a contemporary musical culture that draws from traditional choral music. During our Festival Baltic States the vocal program ranges from Rudolpf Tobias’ major choral symphonic work “Jonah’s Mission” which will be performed by the Latvian State Choir “Latvija” and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Järvi through to Latvian Voices, an acapella ensemble that incorporates folk and pop into traditional choral music. Another guest: The young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla whose international career has lately been gaining considerable momentum. In addition our principal conductor Iván Fischer and the Konzerthaus orchestra dedicate a full program to the famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

Echoing the festival

Extra-Termin für den Shootingstar: Die litauische Dirigentin Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla ist seit letzter Saison Musikdirektorien des City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Bei uns leitet die 31-Jährige das Nationale Sinfonieorchester ihrer Heimat. 

Lust auf noch mehr Pärt? Das Konzerhausorchester und der Estnische Philharmonische Kammerchor präsentieren an drei Abenden „Adam‘s Passion“, das gefeierte Gemeinschaftswerk von Arvo Pärt und Robert Wilson unter der Leitung von Tonu Kaljuste.


Entdecken Sie die Musik Estlands, Lettlands
und Litauens.

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