26.04.–05.05.2024 / Tartu
Add to calendar
Fri, April 26
Festival Opening “The Call Of Three Towers”

Tartu Toome Hill (Toomemägi)

Yena Choi (soprano)
Iris Oja (mezzosoprano)
Laur Keller (trumpet)
Raimond Vendla (trumpet)
Mihkel Kallip (trumpet)
Ivar Kiiv (trombone)
Hendrik Jaak Sepp (trombone)

Märt-Matis LillThe Call of the Emajõgi (2024, premiere)

Märt-Matis LillEmajõe kutse (The Call of the Emajõgi) is the opening fanfare for two historic moments: Tartu as the European capital of culture and the first Baltic Estonian Music Days that will be fully held in Tartu. I chose the Emajõgi River as one of the most essential landmarks of Tartu, which is like a totally different creature that flows in its own Umwelt. It is a creature that we cross paths with, but it still continues its flow, with its own perception and sounds.

The text of the composition is based on the names that have been given to the Emajõgi in various languages throughout history.