Some new “things” seem to have an everlasting effect. In other words, we get the impression that it has always been there. The same applies to the memorial square of Jannsen and Koidula. In late summer, the audience of the Emajõe summer concert were chilling out on the steps above the river and on the Arch Bridge while the square also functioned as a flypaper for people rushing by with no initial plans to stay and listen. Jannsen had no complaints about joining the band accompanying the young singer for one night and sat “on the stage” next to the piano and percussions. We had not even planned such a great light show, but it was provided by the pink sunset. PS. In case anybody wonders where Koidula is rushing and demands a clear answer, we in Tartu suggest saying that to the Estonian National Museum.
Maris Peebo, concert organiser