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Works of Arvo Pärt Performed at Mexico’s Most Important Concert Hall

22.10.2012

No 377-E

Last night the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, performed the works of Arvo Pärt in Mexico City, including the new work “Virgencita”.

At the reception that followed the Arvo Pärt concert in Mexico City’s most important concert hall the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the performances of Pärt’s works over the past few days in various Mexican cities is a historical event in Estonia-Mexico relations. “The fact that Arvo Pärt himself is here makes it even more significant,” he noted.

“The great interest in Arvo Pärt’s works and Estonian musicians has helped to intensify the ties between Estonia and Mexico,” Paet added.

Arvo Pärt’s compositions were performed in Mexico’s capital city yesterday by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste (additional information: http://www.epcc.ee/concerts/concert201239/). The concert was played to a full house of 1 650 listeners.

A concert of Arvo Pärt’s works also took place in León on 18 October (additional information: http://www.epcc.ee/concerts/concert201237/). On 19 October works by Pärt were performed within the framework of the International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuatos (additional information: http://www.epcc.ee/concerts/concert201238/).

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/sets/721576318173...

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