Ilomantsi, the summer residence of Ensemble XXI Moscow
The orchestra spends two weeks in the premises of the Orthodox Parish

Deep in the Karelian countryside the orchestra rehearses

Composers in residence in Ilomantsi have included Arvo Paert and Gordon Kerry The world premiere of Paert’s work “The Introductory Prayers”, later called “Trisagion” took place during the 500th anniversary of the Ilomantsi Orthodox Church
 


concert in a village