The outstanding piano virtuosos Sergejs, Andrejs, and Georgijs Osokins invite you to meet the year 2022 with an especially glorious and conceptually rich musical program. On this night of pianism, the stage of Concert Hall Great Amber will simultaneously hold three concert grand pianos for the first time ever, so that the black-and-white keys played by two generations can produce pieces by Scriabin, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Ravel.
During his lifetime, Alexander Scriabin, whose 150 years will be celebrated in 2022, was not only a composer, aesthete and generator of great ideas, but also a pianist, and the synergy of these areas can definitely be observed in his piano music. The style of early Scriabin strongly resembles the music of Fryderyk Chopin and his protagonist of a romantic loner, however, Russian-born British pianist and interpreter of Scriabin’s music, Yevgeny Sudbin, once noted a difference between the two: “Compared to Chopin, there are darker undertones in Scriabin’s music, sometimes with the Devil in the background.” Three études by Scriabin will draw a broad line through the composer’s entire life and the growth of his music, and the panorama of his work will be crowned by Piano Sonata No. 9 – the quintessence of evil forces, which the author himself called the Black Mass.
The other center of gravity in this program will be another titan of Russian music – Modest Mussorgsky, whose suite Pictures at an Exhibition is a dedication to architect and painter Victor Hartmann’s posthumous exhibition of paintings. The exuberant arrangement of the suite was once created by Maurice Ravel, the master of French orchestration. This time, his Bolero will be performed in an arrangement for three pianos by another master – Sergejs Osokins. 70 years ago, another admirer of Mussorgsky’s, Dmitri Shostakovich, created Concertino for Two Pianos op. 94 for himself and his son Maxim, and the practice of father-son partnership will be used in this concert as well.
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. You must wear a face mask during your visit to the Concert Hall and observe a distance of 2 meters from other attendees. Assigned seats will be located at a distance of 2 seats.
INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES WITH CHILDREN:
This concert can be attended by adults with covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificates, taking minors with them.
Parents with children who do not have a covid-19 certificate must purchase tickets here: https://www.bilesuparadize.lv/lv/event/103889
The concert hall will provide a separate entrance (service entrance from Dubelšteina Street) and a family sector on the 1st balcony for those families with children without a covid-19 certificate.
Ticket holders must personalize their tickets: https://www.bilesuparadize.lv/lv/person
Organized by: Great Amber
Supported by: Liepāja City Council and State Culture Capital Foundation
Tickets: from 15.00 euros. Ticket prices may change approaching the event.
Place: Great Hall
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
NB. Upon attending a concert, the attendee must show personal identification.