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Avaldatud: 2 mai, 2018

The musical performance Smoke Sauna Symphony will be performed 6 times only in August 2019 (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th and 10th of August) in Mooste Folkhouse.

The idea of this event was acknowledged in the EV100 (A hundred years of the Republic of Estonia) Music Events idea contest and is also partly funded by EV100.

Composed by Märt-Matis Lill, conducted by Kaspars Putniņš and directed by Taago Tubin. Performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and 12 musicians from Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; also taking part are actors and traditional musicians Mari Kalkun and Meelika Hainsoo. Altough the production is not an ethnographic excursion into the smoke sauna, it uses traditional material as well as excerpts from Hasso Krull’s epic “When Stones Were Soft”  and runosongs from Finnish epic Kalevala performed in Võro dialect (translated by Jaan Kaplinski). Narrating a story through creation myths and heroes from the bygone times using smoke sauna traditions and lore as a connecting bridge into the concert hall of today.

The promoters of this event aim to highlight smoke sauna heritage Old Võromaa (historical Võru county area) included in the UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage at the same time introducing South-Estonia and especially Mooste area to wider Estonian public as well as to visitors from far and wide.

Promoted by SA Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Võru Institute.

Further info: Triinu Laan, triinu.laan@wi.ee, ph: +372 5332 2153