This year's festival of Estonian composers, to be held in Tartu in June, will be dedicated to Arvo Pärt. Pärt's works will feature in all concerts of the event's main programme.
In addition the festival, being held from 6-9 June, will offer a Pärt-themed workshop and film programme, the artistic director said.
Headline acts will be the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Curious Chamber Players of Sweden, and Estonia's Küberstuudio and Vox Clamantis with a joint programme.
The concerts held in St. John's Church of Tartu will present a wide range of contemporary Estonian music including eight premieres, among them new works by Helena Tulve, Andrus Kallastu, Tonu Korvits, and Timo Steiner.
Besides the main programme, the 12th edition of the festival Will feature daytime music recitals, composers' workshops, and a night university.
2013 Festival of Estonian Composers to be Dedicated to Arvo Pärt