Free French Baroque concert at Kadriorg Palace

Kadriorg Palace

June 9, 2017

Weizenbergi 37

Tallinn

Estonian Harpsichord player Kristiina Are’s second doctoral concert “French Pastoral” invites you to a musical outing on French Baroque landscapes. On June 9th, 2017 at 7 PM, Kadriorg Palace.

The concert is dedicated to François Couperin’s (1668-1733) late Rococo period. The pastoral themes of the period offer the composer a multitude of possibilities to create poetic metaphors in music. Couperin has admitted to loving whatever touches and affects him more than what surprises him. At the concert there will be performed  Couperin’s Harpsichord Suite XIV (III Book of Harpsichord Pieces) and Passacaille, also works for ensemble like Royal Concert No 4 and Apotheosis of Corelli. The latter piece

will be illustrated by a choreography created and performed by dancer, choreographer and cultural anthropologist Madli Teller. The ensemble consists of typical instruments of French baroque played by Estonian baroque musicians Reet Sukk (traverso),  Melissa Jõesaar (violin), Kaari Uus (viola da gamba), Maarja Perens (archilute) and Kristiina Are (harpsichord).

The pastoral landscape of the concert, the richly ornamented baroque hall of Kadriorg Palace, constitutes with the music, choreography and instruments an aesthetic integral whole in French style.

The concert is subsidised by the European Regional Development Fund (EMTASTRA), the Art Museum of Estonia, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

FREE ENTRANCE

www.ema.edu.ee

 

Kristiina Are began harpsichord studies at the Tallinn State Conservatory with professor Imbi Tarum in 1991. 1994–1998 she continued at the Erik Satie Conservatory in Paris under the supervision of the wellknown French harpsichord professor Elisabeth Joyé. Kristiina graduated in 1998 with the highest nomination 1er prix avec la félicitation du jury. Since 2016 she is devoted to her artistic doctoral research “Possibilities to create dynamics in basso continuo realization” at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Her artistic development has been influenced by many great musicians like Pierre Hantai, Edoardo Bellotti, Joel Speerstra etc.

Kristiina Are has divided her professional life between interpretating and teaching harpsichord. 1999–2009 she played in a harpsichord duo with Ene Nael. Since 2014 she has been playing with musicians who today form ensemble LaBande: Helis Naeris (mezzosoprano), Melissa Jõesaar (violin), Reet Sukk (traverso), Kaari Uus (viola da gamba), Anna-Liisa Eller (Estonian zither).

She has taught harpsichord at Historical Keyboard Playing Camp in Estonia from the very beginning, since 2000. She is the founder of harpsichord classes in the Tallinn Music High School and the School of Art and Music KAUR in Rakvere.

Kristiina Are is a board member of the Estonian Harpsichord Friends’ Society.

Read this article in: Français, Eesti,

Open house day at the French Institute on the 27th of August

August 27, 2018 / August 27, 2018 - Tallinn

Starting from 3:00 pm, you will have the opportunity to test your French level with one of our teachers. To do so, we kindly ask you to take this online test before you come to visit us (it’s free!). During our Open house day, we will also present to you the different French courses you can take...

Read more

The language café

October 17, 2018 - TALLINN

The language café is waiting for you ! Join us on Wednesday 17th of October at 6 pm in order to practice your French in a convivial atmosphere ! Participants can choose their levels. The language café is free and open for everybody !

Read more

The 1iJ project is coming to Tallinn !

August 4, 2018 / September 9, 2018

Over 38 days EKKM will transform itself into a stage for the project 1iJ curated by Ekaterina Shcherbakova. While appropriating the recently successfully tested Lossless Brownian Information Engine* as a structural metaphor, 1iJ will be fleshed out through manifold authorial intentions that flirt...

Read more

1iJ2018Exhibitiontallinn

French photographer William Farges in Pärnu

September 2, 2018 - Pärnu

Every summer in Pärnu, the most famous resort town in Estonia, the Museum of New Art host an international nude art exhibition. Since 25 years, this exhibition focuses on the harmony of human body and soul. Each year, depending on the theme (expectations, dreams, aliens or something else) all...

Read more

Exhibition