09 November 2008

Fathers' Day

Today is Isadepäev (Father's Day) in Estonia. Yesterday, I was in the kontserdimaja (consert hall) in Jõhvi, which was opened in this eastern Estonian city in 2005, to hear the Grammy-award-winning Eesti rahvusmeeskoor (Estonian Men's Choir) and the Rahvusooper Estonia poistekoor (Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir) sing songs from "fathers to sons and from sons to fathers". The conductor was the famous Hirvo Surva. He is famous in his own right for sure, but I like him because he is just about the same age as I am and enjoys working with young people...and likes to have a little fun on stage.