The Sinfonietta of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is the academy’s student orchestra. Characteristically of an education institution, the membership is not fixed and the sinfonietta comes together when necessary. Sometimes, musicians from professional collectives are also invited to help out. Besides classical repertoire, the sinfonietta performs compositions by young composers; moreover, the orchestra often performs under the baton of conductors who are still studying the trade. The conductor of this concert, however, is Toomas Vavilov.