22 July will mark three centuries since the construction of Kadriorg Palace and its park, that is but a stone's throw away from Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria. Anniversary celebrations, which have been ongoing throughout the year, will reach their peak with three key events: a big birthday bash will be held on 22 July, with an anniversary exhibition at Kadriorg Art Museum and the ‘100 Estonian Roses' exhibition also being opened.
22 July 1718 is considered the birthday of Kadriorg, as it was the day on which the construction of a summer palace in European style close to Tallinn commenced on the orders of Tsar Peter I of Russia.
The anniversary will be celebrated throughout the park on 22 July. The official opening ceremony will be held in front of Kadriorg Palace at 12:00. The day will culminate in a gala concert, ‘Kadriorg 300', starting at 16:00 on the park's Concert Square. Music will be provided by the All-Estonian Youth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jüri-Ruut Kangur. Taking to the stage as soloists will be Elina Nechayeva, Kalle Sepp and Andreas Lend, with artists from the historic dance theatre Petit Trianon in St Petersburg also contributing. The concert is free of charge for the public.
The major anniversary exhibition ‘Kadriorg 300' will open at Kadriorg Art Museum on 21 July. It will run until 21 October 2018.