12th NYYD Festival: “Tulevikusümfooniad” / ‘Future Symphonies’

The main events of the international new music festival NYYD in 2011 will be a series of concerts in which world-famous composers and conductors oversee the performance of their own pieces – a rare instance of direct contact with visions of development in symphonic sound.

The festival will be attended by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with a programme of James MacMillan’s works, conducted by the man himself. One of the most exciting and versatile figures in the international arena of classical music, H. K. Gruber, will also be conducting his own concert, performed by ERSO. Adding to, and contrasting with, the ‘Future Symphonies’ theme is ‘Alternatives’ – a selection of surprising, experimental programmes and performers from Estonia and abroad.