Suure-Jaani is situated
in natural beauty spot and has copious cultural heritage, so it
is the best place for several cultural events. Such concentration
of culture we can find here: famous composes and conductors Artur
Kapp, Villem Kapp, Mart Saar, Julius Vaks; worldfamous painter Johann
Köler; naivestic painter Paul Kondas – those are some
of famous and notable people, who are worked and lived in Suure-Jaani.
The first Suure-Jaani Music Festival was arranged in midsummer
of 1998. It was dedicated to composers family Kapp and artistic
leader and the arranging committee includes producer and organist
Andres Uibo as consultant.
The concerts of the festival will take place in Suure-Jaani Baptizer Johannes
Church, Home-museum of composers Kapp, Suure-Jaani Hunting house and Suure-Jaani
Song Festival dais. Every year the list of perfomance places is growing
and now there are some new and interesting places: restaurant “Arturi
Juures”/”At Artur`s Place”, fire-fighting tower, Olustvere
castle ja Hüpassaare swamp island. Concerts and perfomance had taken
place indoors and outdoors, in daytime, nighttimes in the evenings and
even in the early mornings!
On the first Music Festival there was pieces of music composed only by
Artur Kapp, Villem Kapp, Eugen Kapp and Mart Saar, now the program has
increased and includes work pieces from several estonian and worldwide
composers, from classic and contemporary creation. In additional traditionally
concerts full of feeling historical dancing perfomances by Strauss-band
recitation and afternoon music sessions take place at restaurant “At
Artur`s Place", where several musicians and composers talk about
music and play some music. There are also several photographic and art
exhibitions during the music festival.
Suure-Jaani Music Festival takes place traditionally in every Midsummer.