Diva of the intricately graceful accordion Ksenija Sidorova invites you to enjoy her new program – a deeply human and almost intimate conversation, where the flaming rhythms of seguidilla and fiery tango twists have been swapped for luscious pastels.
Ksenija is one of the most prominent accordion virtuosos in the world, and her wisely formulated and carefully arranged programs have allowed us to see the accordion, usually considered a folk music instrument, in a completely new light.
The program Between Dreams and Waking, stemming from reflections and contemplations of the past year, offers a rather wide variety of authors and presents both Italian accordionist and composer Pietro Roffi and modern songsmith Sergey Akhunov, born in Kiev, whose musical expression is rather close to New Yorker minimalist vocabulary. The program also presents original compositions by two brilliant virtuosos – Head of the Bayan Department at Donetsk State Musical Academy and composer Artem Nizhnik and the Paganini of Russian balalaika, Alexey Arkhipovsky, who has performed in Latvia before. A fragment of Philip Glass’ Glassworks as well as several arrangements of piano miniatures by Spanish composers will be performed on the accordion. The reflections will also feature prominent Argentinian Astor Piazzolla’s themes from the album Piazzolla Reflections, which was recorded during the pandemic in Madrid and dedicated to the centenary or Piazzolla’s birth, as well as music by genius Johann Sebastian Bach, so rarely heard in Ksenija Sidorova’s interpretation.
Ksenija Sidorova has chosen the Sinfonietta Rīga String Quartet to share the stage with: Kristiāna Krūskopa, Agnese Kanniņa, Artūrs Gailis un Kārlis Klotiņš, as well as double bass player Jānis Stafeckis.
Concert with no intermission, duration: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
Organized by: Great Amber
Supported by: Liepāja City Council and State Culture Capital Foundation
Tickets: from 10.00 euros. Ticket prices may change approaching the event.
Place: Great Hall
INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
We will ask all attendees to present a Covid-19 certificate at the entrance, confirming vaccination or recovery from Covid-19. We will also ask you to present personal identification and an event ticket. Face masks will not be mandatory during the event.
The event is intended for an adult audience. Children under the age of 5 may be denied attendance to events for adult audiences.
Students, teachers, seniors – 25%
Persons with group I and II disabilities and their companions – 50%
Family tickets: 1 or 2 adults + 2 (or more) children – 25%
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10–30 persons – 20%
30 and more persons – 25%
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