“Symphonic hit with Goran Gora” starts the season with the story of composers Pēteris Vaskas and Arvo Perts / Article

For the ninth year in a row, LNSO continues a concert cycle with educational value, in which the orchestra and storyteller Goran Gora introduce young people and academic music enthusiasts to classical music hits and their authors – world-famous composers. Each concert program is created as a multimedia adventure, supplementing the music and lifestyle of the bands with specially created animations, which dress up the informative information in a bright, attractive and youthful form. Also in this season, the creative team of “Symphonic Hit” is unchanged – writer Jānis Jonevs, artist Krišs Salmanis, director Roberts Rubīns and musicologist Orests Silabriedis.

At the concert on September 22, the LNSO and Goran Gora will present the First Symphony of the most famous Estonian composer Arvo Pert and the Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra by our own outstanding composer Pēteras Vaskas.

“Perth’s creative work has been a source of inspiration for Vaska – the composer listened to his music when he was just starting his career. Both composers are united by a range of spiritual and spiritual themes, as well as a balanced and thoughtful use of musical means of expression. experienced in 1990 with the Stamford Chamber Orchestra, is permeated with a Latvian color. In the performance of the concert, the part of the English horn was entrusted to Egils Upatnieks,” the organizers explained.

Egils Upatnieks is one of Latvia’s leading oboists, who will play the English horn, an instrument related to the oboe, in this concert. The musician says about the upcoming performance of Vaska’s opus on September 22: “Vaska’s Concerto for English Horn is without any exaggeration the best concert for English horn in the world music repertoire. I say this because I am Latvian – the concert is also extremely Latvian – in the same at the time it is universal, with a humane view of the nature of things. You can find everything there, and maybe it’s even redundant. I only played the second part called “Folk Music” at a song festival concert, so it fit in there so well. Anyway, it’s a concert that every English horn player would like to play. Although the autumn will be quite busy, I’m looking forward to this performance!”

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The orchestra will play music in the concert under the direction of Guntas Kuzmas, who has been working as a conductor of the LNSO since 2014 and has also become the artistic director and chief conductor of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra from this season.


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