“Gaudeamus 2018” Programme

Friday, 22nd of June 2018
21.00 – 21.30 Igniting the festival’s flame at Kassitoome near the stone of Gaudeamus
21.30 – 22.30 Performers´ march from Kassitoome to Vabaduse boulevard
23.00 – 00.00 The opening ceremony of the Gaudeamus festival at Vabaduse boulevard and the banks of Emajõgi. Cantata by Carl Orff “Carmina Burana” . Directed by Mart Koldits, Artistic Director Tõnu Kaljuste and Designer Tiiu Kirsipuu. Free admission.

Saturday, 23rd of June 2018
12.00 – 17.00 City events program
17.30 Lithuanian folk music concert in National Museum of Estonia.
21.00 – 00.00 Dance festival “The mystery of Midsummer Eve” at Tamme Sports court. Directed by Renee Nõmmik, Musical Director Ardo Ran Varres and Lighting Designer Meelis Lusmägi. 

Sunday, 24th of June 2018
12.00 – 15.00 City events program
15.00 – 16.00 Participant’s march to the Song Festival Ground
16.00 – 19.00 Song festival “Songs of Midsummer” at the Song Festival Ground. Directed by Ain Mäeots, Musical Director Kuno Kerge and Designer Maarja Meeru.