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A first in Estonia: Postimees provides live streaming of Nargenfestival opening concert with Ain Anger and ERSO

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This Friday, June 7th, at 7 pm, Estonia’s first live Internet broadcast of a classical music concert goes on air: Postimees broadcasting online, full length, the Nargenfestival opening concert with world renown Estonian soloist Ain Anger and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.

PHOTO: Lauri Kulpsoo

The concert, held in the Estonia Concert Hall, centres on works by Tõnu Kõrvits and Veljo Tormis, with Time (Kõrvits) and The Last Ship (Tormis/Kõrvits). The programme is framed with symphonies by Joseph Haydn and Sergei Rahmaninov.

The Saaremaa born Ain Anger is the best known Estonian on the contemporary opera scene. As soloist in Vienna State Opera, Mr Anger has earned praise by public and critics alike. Last year, Mr Anger made his début at the world famed La Scala opera in Milano, as Daland in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

The Nargenfestival opening night lasts for about two hours, Postimees partnering with Babahh Meedia, Nargenfestival, Klassikaraadio and ERSO.

For the first time, live coverage of a classical music in the web gives those not making it to the concert hall the chance to be involved, in both picture and sound. Quality of sound will be guaranteed by Klassikaraadio, the concert may also be listened to in the radio.

Live web streams of classical music concerts are also provided by the  world leading concert hall Lincoln Center of New York, among others.

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