As part of the Baltic Sea Festival, the biennial Arvo Pärt Days will start on 23 October 2019 in Brussels. Until 27 October, a selected programme will be offered, focusing on the music of the Estonian composer and his exile in Berlin, where Arvo Pärt lived between 1981 and 2008, after he had to leave his home country in 1980 while fleeing from the Soviet regime.
For five days there will be concerts with performances of new compositions from the Baltic music scene, lectures by well-known authors, meditation sessions, and numerous films and documentaries. The Arvo Pärt Expo will also be open to visitors from 24 to 27 October. The exhibition of the photographer and singer of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Tõnu Tormis (born 1954) deals, among other things, with the Estonian perspective on their world-famous compatriot. The festival offers unique moments of reflection and spirituality of Arvo Pärt.
23.10.19, 20:15 - Helsinki Chamber Choir | Arvo Pärt Days Flagey
24.10.19, 20:15 - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir | Arvo Pärt Days Flagey
25.10.19, 12:30 - Trio Khnopff | Arvo Pärt Days Flagey
20:15 - Brussels Philharmonic, VRK, Vikingur Ólafsson | Flagey
26.10.19, 17:00 - Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum | Flagey
20:15 - Collegium Vocale Gent: Kanon Pokajanen | Arvo Pärt Days Flagey
27.10.19, 11:00 - Cees Nooteboom: A world traveller | Flagey
17:00 - Musiques Nouvelles: Sound Rituals | Arvo Pärt Days Flagey
Additionally: Arvo Pärt Expo, Arvo Pärt for Kids, Music & Meditation, Arvo Pärt documentaries.
Photo © Kaupo Kikkas