The concert series “Autoritund” (Composer’s Portrait), a portrait of Estonian composers, will bring the youthful and rhythmic works of Jaan Rääts (1932–2020) to the stage on 15 October, the exact anniversary of his birth. Rääts’ mosaic and playful style marks the beginning of postmodernist thinking in Estonian music.
Conductor Rasmus Puur
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
- 24 Marginals for Two Pianos, Op. 68
- Divertissement, Op. 54
- Concerto for Chamber Orchestra No. 2, Op. 78
- Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 16
Artistic Director of the concert series Tõnu Kaljuste
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (TCO) was founded in 1993 by conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. During the past three decades it has become one of Estonia’s signature orchestras and a welcome performer on numerous stages in Europe and all over the world. TCO has gained recognition for its artistically integral programmes, style-sensitive play and mastery of interpretation. The diverse repertoire of the orchestra includes music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic era; an important part is also held by the musical works of the composers of 20th and 21stcentury, including less known pieces and premieres. TCO’s musicians are highly rated string players, who also regularly perform as soloists and chamber musicians.