We aim to impress fans of big musical emotions – interview with conductor Erki Pehk

“I consider Sinfonietta Rīga as one of the best, if not the best, chamber orchestras in the Baltic region”, says Estonian conductor Erki Pehk.

Consistency in Transformation

To these driving rhythms and storytelling melodies, the quintet adds improvisations and orchestrations with various tones to fully realise their captivating power.

A multilingual theatre installation: Faust 1&2

Following its highly successful premiere in Munich, Pathos Theater, the Bavarian capital’s largest independent company will bring their experimental Faust performance to CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival audiences.

The professor of jazz-rock fusion in the BJC – RoLaJaFuFu: rock, latin, jazz, funk, fusion

Ever since Dean Brown completed his studies at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has always been the first name to call if a supergroup finds itself needing a jazz-rock guitarist…

Three brothers from the edge of Europe – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia

The Sinfonietta Riga formed in 2006 with the intent of showcasing vibrant and rich Baltic contemporary music to the world. Their ideas and musical conceptualisations and endeavours have been rewarded with a Grammy Award, amonf others…

The expanding horizon of Ólafur Arnalds – from hardcore to musical robots

He composed with sixteen already, but rejects the elitist attitude of the classical music scene and goes his own path – which includes a lot. The intriguing life story of Ólafur Arnalds with drumming, existential questions, robots, lost harmony and regained silence…

An elegant musical tour to all Planets in the Solar System

“The design, journey and observations of our Solar System are more than just scientific and artistic profiling. They are about the entitlement of nature, and what we inherited as living, breathing and dreaming things.” (Jeff Mills)

Human voice is the most wonderful prop for dance – choreographer Maurice Béjart’s thoughts on The Magic Flute

“I did not attempt to slip the smallest personal attention, or added message, into an already perfect work; rather, I sought to listen to the score scrupulously (and lovingly), read the libretto and translate…” Maurice Béjart on staging The Magic Flute.

A Self-Aware Orchestra

Meet the Vienna Philharmonics – the long-established, illustrious trustee of the most authentic Viennese musical traditions that has been conducted by the greatest conductors of every era…

I don’t know… Am I supposed to know? – Kurt Elling on jazz, poetry and existential questions

I saw himself before me as a singer with relaxing baritone, never-ending concert tours, melancholic and meditative songs. But all the time, there was this little question on my mind…

Behold the man who composes, sings and conducts the same piece of music

He goes down in history as the first artist who sings and conducts simultaneously in one concert or recording.

Ten stunning facts about an extraordinary career – Dona Onete in the spotlight

An incredible lady who mixes the experiences of eight decades with a cultural heritage of several centuries.

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