Tallinn Day is celebrated as fitting to a UNESCO City of Music - with a wide range of music events and concerts. The programme starts on Friday 13 May with a music morning in Tallinn schools.
"Tallinn is a UNESCO City of Music from this year, and we have incorporated its role and significance into Tallinn Day events in many ways," said Kaarel Oja, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn for Culture. "We will start celebrating Tallinn Day already on Friday morning in Tallinn's schools with a music morning with well-known musicians. It is a great pleasure that a large number of musicians and people involved in music have accepted our invitation to go to schools and talk to young people about what being a musician and Tallinn’s role as a UNESCO City of Music means to them."
In nearly 20 Tallinn municipal schools, beloved musicians will give music classes to students, such as Hannaliisa Uusma, Andres Kõpper, Karl Killing, Anett Kulbin, Kirke Karja and others.
On the morning of 13 May, pupils from all Tallinn schools are also invited to take part in a music quiz, where one class will be drawn to win a generous and culture-friendly prize: a joint ticket for a concert by an Estonian artist of their choice. The chances of winning are increased by active participation and the number of correct answers in the class.
"In addition to numerous concerts, community festivals and excursions, the all-weekend programme of Tallinn Day will feature music from the modern and medieval eras, from young talents and world-class artists. The grand culmination of Tallinn Day will be the open-air concert in Kadriorg Park on Sunday, where alongside local stars, the Prime Orchestra from the UNESCO City of Music Kharkiv, Ukraine will perform," said Oja. "Another musical highlight is the impressive final concert of student music competition ´Tallinn Talent` in the Estonia Concert Hall.“
„For enthusiasts of music and history, the Theatre and Music Museum is offering a newly created music-themed tour in the Old Town, focusing on places and people important in our music history. You have to just register in advance on the Tallinn Day website,“ the Deputy Mayor said.
All Tallinn Day events are free of charge.
Tallinn Day celebrates the granting of Lübeck city rights to Tallinn on 15 May 1248, which also allowed the Estonian capital to join the Union of European Cities. This year, citizens and guests can enjoy Tallinn Day events over three days, from 13 to 15 May. The full programme is available at tallinn.ee/tallinnday. For updates, follow #tallinnapäev on Instagram and Facebook.