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Festival of light and fire dancers to add brilliance to Tartu’s carillon anniversary concert

Tartu City Government Press Release

purskkaev Foto: Ove Maidla

26 October / At 19.00 on Thursday, 28 October, the fifth anniversary of the renewed Tartu Town Hall carillon will be celebrated on Town Hall Square with the concert "Sound of Light".

The anniversary event is taking place in cooperation with the Tartu Light Festival, which enlivens music with lighting effects and fire dancers.

Townspeople and guests are invited to attend the carillon concert, where the most popular pieces of the Tartu carillon will be played, together with a performance of the Fire Queen and the Prince fire dance. A pretentious piece of music has been completed especially for the anniversary – Aram Hatchhaturjan’s “Dance of the Swords” from the ballet Gayane. As far as Merle Kollom, Artistic Director for Carillon Music at Tartu Town Hall, is aware, this piece of music has not previously been set for bells.

The concert-performance "Sound of Light" will last for nearly 15 minutes and will feature Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from the ballet The Nutcracker, Ferenc Liszt’s “Love Dream”, Leo Delibes’ “Waltz” from the ballet Coppelia and Arne Oid’s “What Colour is Love”. The concert will end with Aram Hatchhaturjan's “Dance of the Swords”. Fire dancers Krista Palm and Tauri Vahesaar, from Artistic Flow Studio, will be participating in the performance. The fire performance tells the story of the Fire Queen and the Prince, during which candles will be lit and dancing to the lights will take place, both on the ground and on a slackline.

Estonia’s first 18 bell concert sounded from the tower of Tartu’s Town Hall 20 years ago, on Christmas Eve. With its 34 bells, of which 16 bells were added five years ago, the carillon in Tartu is now the biggest in Estonia.


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