The Sun Boat





Tallinn Philharmonic Society House of Blackheads
(Pikk 26)



Erkki-Sven Tüür (vocals)
Estonian Cello Ensemble: Johannes Välja, Theodor Sink, Andreas Lend, Marius Järvi, Villu Vihermäe, Maarit Kangron (cellos)


Timo Steiner (b. 1976). “Vari” / “The Shadow” for two cellos (2014, performed by three pairs of cellos)
Alexander Zhedelev . “Magellan” for six cellos (2017, premiere)
Alexander Zhedelev. “Miracle Garden” for six cellos (2016, originally for duo)
Karl Tipp “Pause in the Expanse” for six cellos (2017, premiere)
Galina Grigorjeva (b. 1962). “Molitva” / “Prayer” for six cellos (2005/2017, premiere of new version)
Margo Kõlar (b. 1961) “Kolm leidu” / “Three Findings” for six cellos (2015, premiere of new version)
Veljo Tormis (1930–2017) / Arranged by Mari Järvi “Sinikan laulu” / “Sinikka’s Song” for six cellos (1991)
Erkki-Sven Tüür (b. 1959). “Päikesevene” / “The Sun Boat” arrangement for three cellos (1980?/2017, premiere of the arrangement)
Erkki-Sven Tüür / Arranged by Rasmus Puur “Antidolorosum” arrangement for three cellos (1980?/2017, premiere of the arrangement, originally for progressive rock band)

The repertoire of the Estonian Cello Ensemble consists of works whose musical ideas are best communicated by the cellos. The idea to perform at the Estonian Music Days was originated by the ensemble’s cellists themselves since they become interested in playing works of In Spe, an Estonian progressive rock band founded in 1979. Erkki-Sven Tüür, the founder of In Spe, will perform as a singer with the Estonian Cello Ensemble. Additionally, the Ensemble will perform two commissioned works by two young composers who have recently been awarded compositional prizes: Karl Tipp (Young Composer 2016) and Aleksandr Žedeljov (EK:Labor 2015). Margo Kõlar’s „Three Discoveries”, Galina Grigorjeva’s „Molitva” and Timo Steiner’s „The Shadow” will be performed in novel arrangements – for cellos.
Estonian Cello Ensemble (ECE) was founded in 2014 and consists of six renowned young Estonian cellists. The ensemble aims to promote cello music by offering exciting concerts, expanding ensemble’s repertoire by adding more Estonian music into it, and to collaborate with talented musicians.