Arvo Pärt is a happy composer – he is the world's most performed living composer, and the timeless beauty of his music has touched and influenced a large portion of the music from the second half of the 20th century.
In 2010, Pärt returned to Estonia after many years working in Berlin. In the same year, the composer founded the Arvo Pärt Centre, the objective of which is to preserve and interpret the creative legacy of Arvo Pärt as a personal archive. In the anniversary year of the Republic of Estonia, the new building of the Arvo Pärt Centre that has been designed by the Spanish architectural bureau Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P will be completed under the pines of Laulasmaa (at a distance of 40 km from Tallinn). The 2,348 m2 centre will house the archive, a 140-seat lecture hall, an exhibition area, a video room and educational classrooms. The cornerstone of the new building was installed on 19 June by the beloved composer himself.
Pärt's pieces are not solely played at concert halls; they have also been used in more than one hundred films of varying genres, in numerous dance and theatre productions and other multimedia texts. On 23-25 August 2017, cinema Sõprus in Tallinn will hold Arvo Pärt Centre movie nights, which will show movies in which Arvo Pärt's music has an important role. Cinema Sõprus is located in Tallinn's Old Town, 5 min away from Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria. Book your stay and spend the evening on a cultural vibe.