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The festival programme 2023

XXVIII International Festival ORIENT et OCCIDENT

in Tallinn, Narva, Valga, Ihamaru

18 November – 14 December 2023

Satturday, 18 November
17.00 Narva St. Alexander Church

Bridge Over Time

European Mediaeval instrumental music, Estonian traditional music, new compositions

FA Schola Ensemble:
Lilian Langsepp β€“ gothic harp
Raho Langsepp β€“ medieval flutes
Janno MΓ€e β€“ bell chime

Free entrance! Donations for the restoration of the Church


Satturday, 25 November
18.00 Tallinn Town Hall

Satturday, 26 November
17.00 Ihamaru Village Center

Rhytms of Hindustani Classical music

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North-Indian classical rhytms played on Estonian folk Hymns

Imran Khan (India) – tabla
Taivo NiitvΓ€gi – hiiu kannel
Arno Kalbus β€“ tabla
Kadi Uibo β€“ harmonium


Wednesday, 13 December
18.00 Valga Museum

Whirling Universe

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Persian Classical and Sufi Music and meditative whirling inspired of it

Mehran Mehrnia (Iraan) – tar, setar
Dariush Rasouli (Iraan) – ney
Arad Emamgholi (Iraan) – daf
Saile Johanna Langsepp β€“ dance


Thursday, 14 December
19.00 Tallinn Niguliste Museum

Hildegard von Bingen – Viriditas

Whirling Universe

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Songs of Hildegard von Bingeni and instrumental compositions and choreography inspired of them. Persian Classical and Sufi music

Agnethe Christensen (Taani) – mezzosopran, kannel, kell
Elizabeth Gaver (Norra) – fiidel, rebekk, laul
Saile Johanna Langsepp β€“ tants, koreograafia

Mehran Mehrnia (Iraan) – tar, setar
Dariush Rasouli (Iraan) – ney
Arad Emamgholi (Iraan) – daf

Tickets are available in Piletilevi, www.piletilevi.ee and before the concerts at the venues


 XXVIII Festival ORIENT et OCCIDENT 18.11.2023 - 14.12.2023 in Tallinnas, Narva, Valga & Ihamaru


The mounument project of Georg Hackenschmidt has approved some final details


 The monument of G. Hackenschmidt


Taiji Yang style trainings 


FA Schola presents:
CD "Music from the Time of Marco Polo"


FA Schola presents:
CD "The Sound of
Medieval Flute"