Baltic Music Days
Estonian Music Days

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Sun, April 25
Ensemble U:
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Ensemble U:

Tarmo Johannes – flute
Helena Tuuling – clarinet
Taavi Kerikmäe – piano
Vambola Krigul – percussion
Merje Roomere – violin
Levi-Danel Mägila – cello

The Beauty of Deoxyribonucleotides

Madli Marje Gildemann (*1994) – Foen nóre for flute, violin, cello, piano, percussion (2020, premiere) 

Arturas Bumšteinas (*1982, Lithuania) Medica II for ensemble and tape (2017–2021)

Linda Leimane (*1989, Latvia) Silhouettes. Behaviours for cello, percussion and piano (2015)

Antoine Beuger (*1955, Netherlands) – not wind, fire for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (2020, premiere)


Ensemble U: is the most active and renowned contemporary music ensemble in Estonia. The collective boasts a sensitive sound, willingness to experiment with bold new ideas and the ability to perform even the most demanding repertoire without a conductor. U: has performed both in Estonia and at important international festivals abroad. Their repertoire covers the classics of contemporary music as well as experimental compositions. Among other things, the ensemble focuses on performing compositions that require improvisation and irregular interpretation of notation. The ensemble plays Estonian music and also commissions compositions from foreign composers. This time, U: is tackling two tasks at once – one reaching back to the cancelled concert of the Estonian Music Days 2020 and the other involving our Baltic neighbours. A double helix indeed!

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