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It is for the 28th time that Liepāja International Stars Festival will present to the audience unforgettable moments of classical, jazz, modern and vocal music in interpretation of outstanding musicians. In five concerts given in the Great Hall of “GREAT AMBER” and in the Jurgelaitis Chamber Hall, it will feature renowned conductors Gintaras Rinkevicius, Andris Veismanis, and Atvars Lakstīgala, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and Latvian Radio Big Band, singers Maija Kovaļevska and Maria Mendes, virtuosos Michael Pipoquinha un Karel Dohnal, pianists Armands Ābols and Wilhem Latchoumia, a premiere of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Concerto for Saxophone with Oskars Petrauskis as soloist, the Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL male group, and Orests Silabriedis. Supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Latvian Republic, the State Culture Capital Foundation and Liepāja city.
This will be a salon music concert similar to the concerts in the 19th century - a cosy atmosphere with musicians performing close to the audience and having similar thoughts.
Maija Kovaļevska, a favourite singer of Liepāja audience starts year 2020 with the role of Alise Ford at Hamburg State Opera and will continue with Mimi at Semperoper Dresden. In between there is Liepāja Festival where she will sing beautiful and contemplative songs by Lūcija Garūta and Jānis Mediņš. Armands Ābols, a Latvian virtuoso and a high school docent residing in Chile, will be at the piano in this programme. Maija and Armands have always wanted to perform together and now the dream has come true.
Armands will give a solo performance of Chopin’s popular nocturnes (night music) Opus 9, and a selection of Shumann’s “Children’s Scenes”. In turn, the Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL male group will enrich the programme with Franz Shubert’s choir songs that are undeservedly rarely performed and range from idyllic scenes to sacral experience and back to the table songs.
Let us imagine a civic interior of the 19th century in Vienna or Berlin with porcelain, hangings, and muffled conversations; let us make ourselves comfortable and enjoy!
Maija KOVAĻEVSKA – soprano
Armands ĀBOLS – piano
Māris KUPČS – guitar
The Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL male group
Conductor Andris VEISMANIS
Lūcija GARŪTA, Jānis MEDIŅŠ, Frederic CHOPIN, Franz SHUBERT, Robert SHUMANN
Dear visitors of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra concerts!
Concert Hall “Great Amber” already awaits its visitors an hour before the event.
Tickets for the events at the Concert Hall must be purchased by each visitor
For visitors in wheelchairs and their companions we offer special seats in the stalls by prior arrangement. Special tickets can only be reserved and purchased at the Info centre at “Great Amber” by phone +371 63424555, e-mail [email protected]