Ottawas toimub suur Euroopa Liidu Jõulukontsert reedel, 6. detsembril 2013 kell 7 õ Notre Dame Cathedral’is, 385 Sussex Drive. Kontserdil kõlavad Euroopa jõululaulud erinevates euroopa riikide keeltes kolme Ottawa laste- ja noortekoori – Ottawa Children’s Choir’i, Chorale De La Salle ja Calixa Lavallée Choir’i esituses. Kõlab ka Eesti jõululaul. Kiriku uksed avatakse publikule kell 6.30 p.l. Kontsert on tasuta.
Elavad pildid (Living Images)
dir. Hardi Volmer (Estonia, 2013, 135 minutes) Estonian,
with English sub-titles,
will be shown at the
28th European Union Film Festival,
in the Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.,
on Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:30 pm
For more information -
Members and friends of the Ottawa Estonian community came together on Monday July 29th, 2013, to wish Riho Kruuv and his wife Kristine well as they prepare to depart Ottawa and return to Estonia. Riho’s term as Charge d’Affaires for the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa has been completed.
RIHO KRUUV Charge d’Affaires for the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa, is leaving Ottawa at the end of July. Come and join us to say farewell -
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, 283 Elgin St., (just south of Somerset St.) Third floor.
Food can be ordered from their menu.
Come to wish Riho well as he returns to Estonia.
Please RSVP to
Mother Nature may have slowed the coming of spring this year to the Ottawa region but neither Mother Nature nor a tardy spring could stop Armas Maiste from performing his magic on the piano. On the evening of Saturday April 20th at Barrhaven United Church in Ottawa, following performances by the Manotick Brass and other local groups in the first half of the concert, Armas came out to enthral the audience with his wizardry on the keyboard. Spring flowers may not have been out yet, but Armas brought forth the full bloom of sounds on the piano.
When Armas sits down at the piano, the sound is so fluid and ethereal that there is an impression of the piano playing by itself. Armas began with masterful renditions of two contrasting pieces, Chopin’s beautiful Valse Brillante followed by Rachmaninoff’s Prelude Opus 3, number 2. As if the contrast between two pieces was not enough, Armas, as only he is capable of doing, spirited the audience from the gracefulness of classical music to the swinging world of jazz and spring. Accompanied by long-time bass player and violinist, Sol Gunnar, Armas played close to a dozen pieces related to the theme of spring, including Cole Porter’s What is This Thing Called Love, Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite Selections and Rogers and Hammerstein’s It Might As Well Be Spring. By the end of the concert Armas and his music had brought spring into the air and a spring into everyone’s step. What else could the audience do but rise to give him a much deserved standing ovation.
There is always a temptation to ask, after a long and illustrious career such as Armas has had, how long can he keep up such brilliant playing. The question we should really be asking is how long the piano can keep up with Armas. We await the next concert.
For a complete photo album of the President’s visit to Canada go here and click on Fotoalbum.
Friday January 4th, 2013, two celebratory performances of Jan Järvlepp’s compositions will take place at GIGSPACE. Along with Jan, Armas Maiste and other musicians will be performing in the concert. Further details including ticket information can be found at