With the cooperation agreement concluded in Tallinn today, the most contemporary concert hall in Estonia and the Baltics, located at the Solaris centre, has been given the name – Nordea Concert Hall. By giving the concert hall its name and as a long-time supporter of culture, Nordea bank wants to confirm its full and long-time commitment to promoting culture.
According to the Head of the Concert Hall, Aivar Sirelpuu, the agreement with the former name sponsor ended and Nordea, a big supporter of culture, was a natural choice as a cooperation partner. “The largest bank in the Nordics is well-suited to be the name sponsor of the most contemporary concert hall in the region,” noted Sirelpuu and affirmed that the transition to the new name will not entail any changes in the structure or programme of the concert hall.
“By giving our name to Estonia`s best concert hall, we gain a powerful beacon that represents and reminds everybody of our values and convictions in supporting culture,“ said the Head of Nordea bank, Andreas Laane.
The imposing concert hall, which now bears the name Nordea Concert Hall, has four levels with a total of 1829 seats and the most state-of-the-art lighting, video and sound technology, enabling many different types of events ranging from pop concerts, opera and theatre performances to fairs and international conventions. An average of 200 events a year take place in the building, visited by more than 200 000 people.
Nordea, awarded the Best Bank in Estonia title in 2013 by one of the world`s leading banking and finance magazines, The Banker, has been involved in supporting culture with great dedication for a long time already. Best examples of supported initiatives in Estonia are the Black Nights Film Festival and Tallinn Music Week. In addition, Nordea manages the “Five star“ (Viis tärni
) environments on Facebook and the web – facebook.com/kultuurisober
, where the bank, with the help of experts, highlights cultural events that do not receive enough attention due to financial constraints or some other reasons.