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S 20. Jul

Viljandi Organ Festival: Sacred Minimalism

19:00 - 20:00

Mulgi parish | Halliste kirik

  • Music
  • Lisaprogramm
Ticket booth (on location) 10 - 15 €

Discount is valid for pupils, students, disabled persons and retired persons.

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This unique concert will feature the works of world-famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt performed in an unusual way - on organ, piano, violin, archaic gongs, bells and musical bowls. Leena Laas – violin, Tiia Tenno organ, piano, Deniss Vinogradov, Liilia Märtmaa – archaic gongs, bells and musical bowls.

Viljandi Organ Festival is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 side programme.

This unique concert will feature the works of world-famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt performed in an unusual way – on organ, piano, violin, archaic gongs, bells and musical bowls.
In the programme: Fratres, Für Alina, Spiegel im Spiegel, Variations for the Healing of Arinuschka, Ukuaru Waltz and Passacaglia.
Music has always been used to achieve sublime feelings of the soul, to reach eternity, to elevate the human consciousness and awaken divine feelings within. Arvo Pärt is considered one of the creators of spiritual music in modern times. Amplified by sacred instruments, Arvo Pärt’s work is particularly profound.
Arvo Pärt’s musical style is often referred to as “new simplicity”, as well as “sacred minimalism” or “new blessing music”.The author himself defines himself metamorphosically. The metaphor is “tintinnabula”, in translation: “little church bells”, with their peculiar “extra circles”.
“Each phrase is a breath in itself. Its inner pain and the taking away of that pain are interconnected and form a breath. In the pauses, one must learn to listen to the silence, to be able to feel the vibrations generated by each sound, its duration and the transition to the next sound, the weight of this step. Do not rush, evaluate each step from point to point on the music paper. The next step should only be taken once you have fired all the possible variations of note s through your ‘purgatory’. Only a sound that has gone through all the suffering can be perfect.” Arvo Pärt

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Languages

  • EST
  • ENG
  • FIN
  • UKR
  • RUS

Accessibility

  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities

Organiser

MTÜ Musica Sacra

Location

Pornuse, Viljandi maakond, Eesti

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