Pühajärve Wind Music Days festival orchestra Photo: Valju Aloel

On 28-30 July were the XXVI Pühajärve Wind Music Days held in Otepää and Rõngu, Estonia.

On the first day played at the opening concert at Otepää flag square Pühajärve-Rõngu Wind Orchestra and Elva musicschool wind orchestra clarinet section. At the opening concert played also Sunny Groove Dixie (Latvia).

In the morning of the second day played Otepää- and Tõrva musicschool wind orchestras and Rapla Pasunakoor (brass ensemble) at Otepää flag square. At midday played trio: Kristin Müürsepp (flute), Priit Peterson (guitar) and Stefan Heinrich Kerstan (bassoon) at Otepää Culture House. In the evening was the concert of festival orchestra and esnembles in Rõngu Michael Church.

On the third day played the festival orchestra and esnembles in Otepää Church.

Conductors of the festival orchestra were Bert Langeler, Ülo Laanesaar, Karl Abro and Arno Anton.

The repertoire was:

Bert Appermont: “The Sword in the Stone”

Percy Aldridge Grainer: “Willow, Willow”, arranged by Douglas E. Wagner

Irish folk song: “An Irish legend”, arranged by Jack Bullock

Jaqcues Offenbach: “Barcarolle”, arranged by Jack Bullock

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Vienesse Sonatina no 1”, arranged by Jerry Nowak

Ludwig van Beerhoven: “Symphony no 5 c-minor, 1 movement”, arranged by Christoph Günzel

Wim Laseroms: “Pasovario”

Pärt Uusberg: “Lootuse laul” (Song of Hope)

Felix Mendelsshon-Bartholdy: “Wachet auf!”