Lossimuusika: Leonora Palu (flute), Kristo Käo (theorbo, classical guitar)

Posted by on March 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

25th of March 2016. The ‘Lossimuusika’ (literally ‘castle music’) is a series of chamber concerts that takes place in the summer residence of the emperor Peter I. We played a mixed program of J.S. Bach, C.P.E Bach, Couperin, Reinvere,Takemitsu and Telemann. I think Telemann was Leonora’s solo. Total effort was 37 h (includes driving to Tallinn […]

Early Baroque with Ensemble Floridante

Posted by on March 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm

March, 21st, the European Day of Early Music. At St Mikael’s, Tallinn. Ensemble Floridante: Meelis Orgse – baroque violin, Saale Fischer – harpsichord, Tõnu Jõesaar – viola da gamba, Kristo Käo – theorbo. Program: “Alla romana” About 50 listeners which is pretty good considering there was another baroque concert in a neighbor church. Photos from the […]

Estonian Chamber Music with Accordeon, Guitar and Violin

Posted by on March 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

March, 5th at St Luke’s Tartu. Contemporary Music Festival dedicated to Heino Eller. Kadri Sepalaan – violin, Külli Kudu – accordeon, arrangements, Kristo Käo – guitar, theorbo. Program: Jõeleht, Arro, Steiner, Jaanson, Eespere, Sumera. A beautiful contemporary sacral building and good acoustics, too. Audience: about 30 which is normal.

Playing a Martin From Year 1921

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 4:39 am

During my recent stay in the United States I had the rare chance to play a Martin from 1921 which is in a very good shape. I almost never touch anything that has other than gut or nylon strings but this time I thoroughly enjoyed playing this beautiful instrument. I think this is as close […]

Duo Floridante and Sensitive Baroque in Liepaja

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 11:02 pm

The beginning of January saw two members of our baroque ensemble Floridante – Meelis Orgse and me – performing a duo program Sensitive Baroque in the Hika Hall of the Hotel Promenade in Liepaja, Latvia. The program mostly consisted of works by the early Italian baroque masters but not only: Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 – 1651). […]

Charpentier for Christmas

Posted by on January 3, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Between Christmas and New Year I was invited to play with the Corelli Baroque Orchestra. The program consisted of music by Marc Antoine Charpentier: the famous Te Deum, Messe de minuit pour Noel, and a Concerto for strings. The concerts took place in the St John’s of Tartu and Tallinn. Both freshly renovated and beautiful […]

Russian Songs with Alexander Ivashkevitsh

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

It was already a a few yers ago when we first performed with Alexander . I had played at his famous tap dance show and accompanied him a couple of times. We also recorded some music a while ago. But last year we took it up more seriously and have performed with a full program since then. We […]

Playing at Unusual Venues: Hospital and Jail

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Yesterday was the international day of music – 1st of Oct. On that occasion Estonian Music Council organized 147 free concerts around the country. The performers included all major orchestras, most of the important chamber ensembles and soloists. The venues ranging from schools, trains and plain to jail and mental hospital. My day started at 10:30 […]

A Program of Early Italian Baroque Music

Posted by on September 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

On Sat, 20th of Sep 2014 at 4:00 PM in Pärnu St Elisbeth’s we played a program with the baroque music ensemble Floridante and soprano Kai Kallastu. Members of Floridante that played in that program: Meelis Orgse (baroque violin), Saale Fischer (harpsichord), Tõnu Jõesaar (viola da gamba) and Kristo Käo (theorbo). Meelis has studied the violin […]

My Solo Program for Summer 2014

Posted by on June 13, 2014 at 11:13 am

This summer I have to carry around three instruments because my solo program includes music for theorbo, classical and flamenco guitar. The first concert was on 27th of May at the tower of Tartu Jaani (St. John) church The first floor of tower accommodates 50 listeners and has a mystical atmosphere. And the floor is uneven, […]