The Police and Border Guard Orchestra will go on a tour of Estonia’s border areas for the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration WeekPublished: 10.08.2018

The concert tour of the Police and Border Guard Orchestra "Along the Border" will travel around Estonia during the Grand Celebration Week, moving from Sillamäe to Tallinn. From August 19 to 26, free concerts will be performed by the orchestra and famous soloists will bring new national songs to the areas around Estonia’s borders.

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“The concert tour beginning in Sillamäe on August 19 and ending eight days later on August 26 on Tallinn’s Vabaduse Square, is like a giant hug for Estonia,” Maarja-Liisa Soe, head of the Estonia 100 program at the Government Office said.

“The Estonia 100 Great Summer Week is the best time to get together and celebrate. The Police and Border Guard Orchestra will bring good music, new musical compositions and beloved artists to your door in the form of free concerts,” Soe added.

The concerts, with lots of performers and meant for listeners of all ages, feature an entirely new repertoire of songs. The patriotic songs with a fresh message have been created by well known and loved Estonian songwriters and composers. The pieces, dedicated to the centenary will be performed by the works’ authors, as well as other top soloists, accompanied by an orchestra. 

“The goal of the songs is to bring contemporary concepts regarding the fatherland in texts and musical compositions into the spotlight,” conductor Hando Põldmäe of the Police and Border Guard Orchestra said. “During the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, there is reason to ask what our beloved writers, songwriters and composers think what they wish for and what makes them happy or worry.”

The new patriotic songs are the works of Tõnis Mägi, Ott Lepland, Olav Ehala, Rein Rannap, Mihkel Raud, Sven Grünberg, Siiri Sisask, Piret Rips, Mari Jürjens, Mari Kalkun, Margo Kõlar, Aare Kruusimäe, Maria Kõrvits, Madis Orav, Leelo Tungal, Helvi Jürisson, and others. 

In addition to the Police and Border Guard Orchestra, there will be performances by Tõnis Mägi, Liisi Koikson, Ott Lepland, Mari Kalkun, Karl-Erik Taukar and Mari Jürjens. The conductor will be Hando Põldmäe. 

The concerts are all free. 

Concert tour “Along the Border” program:
19 August at 16:00 Sillamäe Mere puiestee
20 August at 16:00 Alatskivi song stage
21 August at 19:00 Värska song stage
22 August at 19:00 Valga city square 
23 August at 20:00 Lilli-Ungurini border point
24 August at 19:00 Kuressaare stronghold court
25 August at 19;00 Kloogaranna
26 August at 16:00 Tallinn Freedom Square

During the Estonia 100 centenary year, the anniversary of Estonian reindependence will be celebrated with a Grand Celebration Week, bringing together Estonian people and their friends to major public events. You can find all the Estonia 100 Grand Celebration Week events at www.ev100.ee. 

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