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Festival gala concert GALA GALANTE
Inese Galante (soprano), LV
Martin Achrainer (baritone), AT
Camille Bertault (vocal), FR
Sergejs Jegers (countertenor), LV
Intars Busulis (vocal), LV
Daniil Kramer (piano), RU
Denis Mazhukov (vocal, piano), RU
Greta Erharter-Sargsyan (piano), AT
Ekhart Wycik (conductor), DE
Festival Orchestra, LV
Winners of Inese Galante Talents contest
The Gala Concert of the international music festival "Summertime – Inese Galante & Friends" is a bright tradition and a vivid event eagerly awaited by all the admirers and participants of the festival. “Gala Galante” is not only the culmination of the festival itself but also a round-up of the entire music season, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of memories about the summer in Jurmala. This year, the gala concert "Gala Galante" will be even more special – in honour of the anniversary of Inese Galante’s festival, the organisers have prepared a special programme and a series of surprises. A truly musical and aesthetic enjoyment and a dose of positive emotions awaits the guests: the gala concert programme will provide a variety of genres – from the favourite classics to the amazing symbiosis of music styles – and, as always, a glorious and stunning display of new and powerful musical performances.
On August 11, during the festival’s “Summertime – Inese Galante & Friends” gala concert the brightest Latvian and foreign stars along with the young talents – winners of the Inese Galante's Talents' contest will perform. In the concert “Gala Galante” guests will have the unique opportunity to hear the compilation of stars - performers and musicians: the baritone from the Vienna opera Martin Achrainer and pianist Greta Erharter-Sargsyan from Austria, the well-known Latvian countertenor Sergejs Jegers, and, of course, the festival's muse and world-renowned opera diva Inese Galante (soprano). During the evening, two Russian showmen and piano geniuses – Daniil Kramer and Denis Mazhukov – will come together on the stage of Dzintari Concert Hall, and the charming French contemporary jazz singer Camille Bertault, whose performance at the anniversary year’s festival "Summertime – Inese Galante & Friends" will remain as a lasting and vivid discovery for Latvian public.
All gala concert performances will be accompanied by the Festival orchestra that has been an integral part of Inese Galante's music festival for 15 years, where particularly for the festival the best Latvian musicians have joined together under the leadership of its permanent conductor - Ekhart Wycik, from Germany. "Gala Galante" concert guests will also be conventionally delighted by the winners of the Inese Galante's Talents contest. Young talents will once again surprise the audience with their growing mastery, make them smile and feel a sense of pride for such a talented young generation of our country.