Arvo Pärt

From the fall 2011 through the Spring of 2014, a colleague and I created the Arvo Pärt Project, a collaboration born our of the deep connection between the composer Arvo Pärt and the spiritual tradition that grounds his music. The Project is designed to shine a light into the previously unexplored depths of Pärt’s work through a lasting collaborative relationship in three forms:

  • Concerts and lectures
  • Publication Projects
  • Academic Collaboration 

    Recent events include concerts in 2014 at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall.  The Grammy award winning conductor Tõnu Kaljuste led the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a performance described by the New York Times as “emotionally devastating, traversing expressions of grief, bitter anger and hope.”  The concerts also provided audiences a rare opportunity to see Pärt attend performances of his own music in the United States; his last visit to New York was in 1984.  

To see more about this project please visit

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April 28 of 2012 at the Barbican Centre, London. Tõnu Kaljuste leads the the closing concert of the "Arvo Pärt Total Immersion” daym featuring the Berliner Messe


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