Places in Estonia, where music lives Theaters, concert-halls, C hurchs, museums and others
Music in Estonia <ul><li>Music has always played an important role in the history of the Estonian nation. Musical events in the form of song festivals were the backbone of such political events as the National Awakening which led to the creation of a national state as well as the second independence. In given context it seems, it was only natural that the Estonian Academy of Music was established in 1919 during the first year of the Estonian Republic. </li></ul>
Estonian National Opera <ul><li>In 1865, the song and drama society "Estonia" was founded in Tallinn. In 1906, the society became the basis for the professional theatre founded by the directors and actors Paul Pinna and Theodor Altermann called "Estonia" , which remained tied to the society and the Estonian Theatre "Estonia", founded in 1908. </li></ul>
Concert-hall “ Estonia ” <ul><li>The Jugend-classicistic theatre building designed by Finnish architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lönn was the largest building in the early 20th century Tallinn. One side of the two-wing building was intended for a theatre and the other for a concert hall. This is so also today. </li></ul>
Niguliste Church <ul><li>This marvellous 15th century church is a popular concert hall due to the reputation of the acoustics and organ performances are held here every Saturday and Sunday. Niguliste also serves as a museum of fascinating medieval religious art. </li></ul>
Doom Church <ul><li>The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn , also known as Dome Church ) is a church located on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally established by Danes on 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia. Organ performances are held here. </li></ul>
Estonian Academy of Music and theater <ul><li>the Estonian Academy of Music was established in 1919 during the first year of the Estonian Republic. The most prominent graduates of our Academy include Arvo Pärt, Eri Klas, Tõnu Kaljuste and Erkki-Sven Tüür. The new building, built accordingly to contemporary music education demands was opened in September 1999. </li></ul>
Raekoja square <ul><li>With red tiled roofs and twisting cobbled streets, Tallinn's 13th-century Old Town is a charming spot. At its heart is Raekoja Square (Town Hall Square), which hosts cultural events and café terraces in summer, and Christmas markets in winter. </li></ul>
Town Hall <ul><li>The most important building in the square is no doubt the 15 th -16 th century Raekoda (Town Hall) , o ne of the oldest secular Gothic buildings in the Baltic countries. </li></ul>
Town hall <ul><li>There too concerts of chamber music are held. </li></ul>
Song Festival Grounds <ul><li>The Tallinn Song Stage was built in 1959 for arranging the Song Festivals. The stage was meant to hold over 15 000 singers but it’s also possible to use it the other way – the performance will take place in front of the stage and audience is sitting on the stage. </li></ul>
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