U.S. premiere of Refugee at Sea May 21 in New York City
April 4, 2016
“Refugee at Sea,” a work for string orchestra, will premiere in the United States next month in New York City. It will be performed by the Camerata Notturna orchestra and conductor Kyle Ritenauer (conductor change). The performance is May 21, 2016, at 2 p.m., Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church at Lincoln Center. Tickets are available online here: www.camerata-notturna.org/tickets
The performance stems from Jonas’ winning of Camerata Notturna’s inaugural composition competition. “Refugee at Sea” was commissioned by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. It was performed in Tallinn, Estonia under the direction of Risto Joost in September, 2015. Camerata Notturna is comprised of musicians with experience performing at some of the world’s top orchestras, from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Baden-Baden Philharmonic to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.
More about the composition competition won by Jonas HERE
New Piece, Refugee at Sea, Completed
September 2, 2015
“Refugee at Sea” (Pagulane merel in Estonian) — which was commissioned by the Tallinn Philharmonic Society for the the opening-season concert of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra — is completed and delivered. It will be performed under the direction of Risto Joost on Sept. 19 in Tallinn, Estonia. For tickets visit Piletilevi.
Drawing by: Poornima Muralidharan
Commission of New Work for the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
August 13, 2015
Peegelpildid performance on TV (Starts 1:11:30)
May 21, 2015
Peegelpildid, was performed on television by the Academic Women’s Choir of the University of Tartu March 27th. It was commissioned by Korp! Ugala and it premiered in October, 2013 by the same group. Piece starts at 1:11:30. See video HERE.
March 4, 2015
It has been an honor and pleasure to rehearse my music with the New York Youth Symphony and conductor Joshua Gersen. These fellow young musicians are some of the most artistically advanced and mature musicians I have been able to work with.
I am disappointed and confused by the decision of the president of the board and the executive director of the NYYS to cancel my Carnegie Hall debut… more
New Recording: Aeg for Chorus
November 23, 2014
Yellow Media performance on TV
October 1, 2014
Yellow Media, the third movement of Headline Hues: Concerto for Strings, was performed on television by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Risto Joost on Oct. 1. It was broadcast on Estonian TV (ETV) during a national awards show – the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Award Ceremony. See the video HERE. Headline Hues was commissioned by the Estonian Composer’s Union and it premiered in April, 2013, by the same orchestra and conductor performing it HERE.
New Piece, Mарш у Hебуття, Completed
August 29, 2014
Mарш у Hебуття [Marsh u Nebuttya] (March to Oblivion), commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony, has been delivered today to the orchestra. The piece was completed on August 1st, 2014 and is dedicated to the victims of hunger and fire. The official premiere is scheduled for March 8th, 2015 at Carnegie Hall‘s Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage. There will be a free community concert at the United Palace on February 22nd, 2015. Rehearsals begin December 2014.
New Recording: Thoughts of Prayer for Solo Guitar.
Played by Alec Holcomb
July 25, 2014
Boston Globe Interview: Sound ideas from young composer
June 8, 2014
Read here: http://bit.ly/1kSBTP7
Carnegie Hall Debut Announced
April 27, 2014
Jonas Tarm has been commissioned to write a new orchestral work by the New York Youth Symphony to be played at Carnegie Hall – one of the world’s most renowned concert halls in New York City. Tarm was selected as one of just seven winners of a prestigious U.S. composers’ contest. Tarm and the six others were chosen out 150 applicants for the First Music prize – an annual hallmark of the New York Youth Symphony. Called “invaluable” by The New York Times, the 31-year-old First Music competition is widely seen as a leading force in the U.S. for bringing the work of younger composers to the public’s attention. The concert will take place on March 8, 2014. NYYS press release.
Commission from New York Virtuoso Singers
March 21, 2014
The New York Virtuoso Singers has commissioned Jonas Tarm to write a piece for its SATB Chorus. Tarm will write the work drawing on an Estonian poem Aeg, by Estonian poet Artur Alliksaar; Aeg means “Time” in Estonian. The New York Virtuoso Singers was founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, and it has become one of the leading exponents of contemporary choral music in the United States.
New England Conservatory Symphony to Perform Headline Hues
January 25, 2014
The American premiere of Jonas Tarm’s Headline Hues: Concerto for Strings will be performed on April 9 by the New England Conservatory Symphony in Boston under the baton of Prof. Paul Biss. It’ll take place in Jordan Hall, a 100-year-old venue and a National Historic Landmark. Headline Hues premiered in Estonia almost one year to the date of the scheduled Boston concert; it was played during the Estonian Music Days Festival in Tallinn’s old town on April 7. A recording of that concert can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/jftarm/sets/headline-hues
Header Photo by Kaupo Kikkas