The Sounds of Liepāja in Rundāle Palace.
On 5 August the Rundāle Palace will host the “Sounds of Liepāja in Rundāle Palace” Festival organised by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.
This year, the Festival programme will include three events, so that the audience can enjoy not only the magic of symphonic music by Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also a magical night concert featuring music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach and Benjamin Britten.
The Festival will begin with a concert discussion, where Orests Silabriedis accompanied by the art historian Imants Lancmanis and the philosopher Uldis Tīrons, will discuss the inherited and lost things from the ancient world, the classicism era and the contemporary time.
CONCERT DISCUSSION: The ancient world and modern times: the inherited and the lost
At 16:00 in the Golden Hall of Rundāle Palace
Featuring: Imants LANCMANIS, Uldis TĪRONS, Orests SILABRIEDIS, Reinis LAPA (flute), Elizabeta LĀCE (harp)
In the conversation held by Orests Silabriedis with the art historian Imants Lancmanis and the philosopher Uldis Tīrons a symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which in the early 19th century was wilfully named Jupiter, will be used as a starting point for discussion. The ancient world, the classicism era and the contemporary times. The inherited and the lost. Mozart and the contemporaneity. The mundane and the spiritual.
The symphonic magic of Brahms and Mozart
At 19:00 in the White Hall of Rundāle Palace
Participants: Līga BALTĀBOLA (violin), Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Guntis KUZMA (conductor)
The Liepāja Symphony Orchestra conducted by Guntis Kuzma will conjure up the glorious world of symphonic sounds of Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in one of the most beautiful and luxurious rooms of Rundāle Palace, which is the White Hall.
The concert programme features Johannes Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No.41, which in the early 19th century was wilfully named Jupiter.
At 22:00 in the French Garden of Rundāle Palace
Featuring: Gunārs MŪRNIEKS (violin), Klāvs JANKEVICS (cello)
In the meditative closing concert of the “Liepāja Sounds in Rundāle Palace” Festival, the French Garden of Rundāle Palace will magically light up and be filled with music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Benjamin Britten.
The music will take the audience on a journey through time and space, revealing the new colours and moods of the facade of the Rundāle Palace and the fountain of the French Garden.
The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Cultural Capital Foundation and Liepāja City.