The Pärnu Music Festival and Järvi Academy were founded by Paavo Järvi in 2011 together with his father, Neeme, and its family atmosphere envelopes the visiting musicians, students and audience to create a unique summer refuge on the Estonian coast. Now in its eighth year the 2018 festival, which runs from 5-11 August, is dedicated to the country’s 100th Anniversary of Independence and will feature an Estonian composition in each concert. The Estonian Festival Orchestra reunites for two performances with Paavo Järvi, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Jüri Reinvere (8 August) and Arvo Pärt’s Symphony No.3 (11 August).  Neeme Järvi will take to the stage with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Kristjan Järvi conducts the Academy Youth Orchestra.