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Lake Music Festival 2013
Leigo Lake Music Festival 2013 will take place on 2nd and 3rd of Augist 2013

Leigo Lake Music 2013 Programme


This year’s Leigo Lake Music Festival will take place on August 2nd & 3rd. Both days of the festival feature three concerts and as usual, the first day of the festival, the 2nd of August, will offer exciting performers from the light music scene and the second day of the festival, 3rd of August, will be dedicated to classical music.


2nd of August, the concerts will begin at 18:30

• 18:30–19:30 The Johansons:
Kärt Johanson
– vocal, mandolin
Mart Johanson – vocal, mandolin
Jaak Johanson – vocal, guitar
Ants Johanson – vocal, bouzouki, percussion and rhythm instruments
Krista Citra Joonas – bansuri, tanpura
The Johansons have sought inspiration for singing in the tidal wave of folk, traditional and common music, which has been washing across the planet since our childhood, from the 1960s and 1970s – jazz, barbershop songs, Russian romances, self-authored songs among them – and later also from personal encounters with other singers and players of traditional music. And on the other hand, from their mother and father’s choir singing hobby, boys’ choir and as an undercurrent, from the mysterious and vast layers of Estonian runic music – which, like the dictyonema shale that is rich in rare elements, is very enticing but at the same time dangerously radioactive and easily ruined.
 
At the end of last year, they released the Cold album, which features pieces of music created by the Johansons in the last decade, but not previously recorded. It has been received with great kudos and sells well, and this year the album was nominated for the Music Prizes' best ethno and folk music album of the year. Their previous albums were entitled Nordic Interlude (1993) and Globus Diei (2000).
 

• 20:30–21.30 Inna Zhelannaya
A Russian singer, well respected and known on the international music scene. The Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice have described her as a vocalist with an amazingly unique voice. In her music, Inna combines folk songs from different regions of Russia but at the same time her music cannot be classified by any specific genre, as it contains traces of folk, rock and jazz.
The singer started her career in a Russian band Alyans (Альянс). In 1994, Inna founded her first band Inna Zhelannaya and Farlanders. Within a few years, she also released her first album and one piece was included on the award-winning world music album One World, with such artists such as Peter Gabriel and Bob Marley.
The group broke up in 2004, as Inna felt that their creative growth was modest. In 2007, the singer performed with her new band with great success both at home and abroad. And without exaggerating, it can be said that this group combines the best masters of the music world, such as bass guitarist Sеrgei Kalachev aka Grebstel, saxophonist Оleg Маryakhin, drummer Dmitri Frolov and sound master Vladimir Gubatov.


• 22:00–23:00 Concert of Sven Grünberg’s film music
Ott Lepland and Sandra Nurmsalu will sing, Siim Aimla will lead a band of Estonia’s best musicians.
On the 2nd of August, the best pieces of Sven Grünberg’s film music will resound amid the scenic lakes of Leigo. Grünberg’s name is probably known well enough, as he was elected the Composer of the Century in film music by the audience of Klassikaraadio. He has written music to more than 130 films both from home and abroad. He has worked with Finnish, Japanese, Polish, Russian, German and other foreign film companies, including some Hollywood studios. In Leigo, his best known pieces of music from films such as “HAH”, “The Dead Mountaineer Hotel”, “Wikman's boys”, “Naksitrallid”, “Ladybirds' Christmas”, “Lotte from Gadgetville” and “December Heat” will be performed. Along with the best pieces of film music, the audience will have an exceptional opportunity to listen to a longer composition, “Bond”, which was created and performed with the former Estonian first progressive rock group The Mess.


3rd of August, the concerts will begin at 18:30

• 18:30–19:30 Annely Peebo and pianist Christian Koch
Songs from operettas, musicals and operas will be performed. Annely Peebo is a world famous Estonian mezzo-soprano, a soloist at the Vienna National Opera. Annely has performed on the stages of the Berlin Philharmonic, Bonn Beethovenhalle, Stuttgard Liederhalle, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Munich Philharmonic and elsewhere.

• 20:30–21:30 Leigo Lake Music Festival Orchestra, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, op.35
Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Scheherazade in the summer of 1888. This is a romantic story in music, based on the fairy tales of One Thousand and One Nights. Scheherazade is young bride who tells fairytales to his husband, the Sultan, who, because his first wife had been unfaithful, has vowed to put to death each of his new wives the day after they get married. Scheherazade is the only one who manages to reclaim her husband’s heart.

• 22:00–23:00 Leigo Lake Music Festival Orchestra, A. Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World", op.95
This piece by Dvorak, composed in 1893, is his most popular symphony and one of the most famous symphonies in romantic music of all times. This is also marked by the fact that Neil Armstrong took a recording of symphony No.9 with him on the mission of Apollo 11, where he was the first man to walk on the Moon.
This year a special festival orchestra has been assembled for Leigo Lake Music, which is composed of the best musicians of the Pskov Philharmonic, the Camerata Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum and the Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire. The conductor will be Gennady Chernov.
 
Additional information:
www.leigo.ee
Phone 509 1344
Please note! The organiser has the right to make changes in the programme!