Cultural Relations

Estonian culture is introduced by many actors, artists and musicians. Artistic director and head conductor of the Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra Neeme Järvi has been the chief conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has also participated for many years in the work of the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. From 2013 to summer 2019 Anu Tali has been the artistic director of Sarasota Orchestra. Performances of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s music are becoming more frequent in the USA. The compositions of Arvo Pärt are also appreciated and respected in the United States.

During Estonia’s Centennial year Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian National Symphonic Orchestra all visited the U.S. In addition several other events introducing Estonian culture took place all across the United States in 2018. In Stanford and Boston was shown the outdoor exhibition by the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Vabamu „Masters of our own Homes: Estonia at 100“ and the exhibition of Michel Sittow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.