The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
The musician who has made a major contribution to the musical lives of Liepāja and Latvia would have turned 50 on 3 April. On this day at the Chamber Music Hall (of Liepāja Concert Hall “Great Amber”), named after Dzintars Jurgelaitis, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will present a commemorative concert titled "DZINTARS JURGELAITIS ‒ 50". It will feature musicians of Liepāja and Helsinki symphony orchestras ‒ friends and students of the man who unexpectedly passed away 4 years ago.
The concert will feature such musicians as Ints Dālderis (clarinet), Sweden-based Anrijs Ivanovskis (bassoon), Janne Pulkkinen - the principal bassoonist of Helsinki Opera Orchestra, Liepāja String Quartet, LSO musicians - Artis Zēns (bassoon), Mārtiņš Zālīte (oboe) and Jānis Ivuškāns (trumpet), as well as pianist Agnese Egliņa, and musicians from the orchestras of Riga – bassoonists Aivis Klibinskis, Normunds Zvejnieks, Reinis Burkins and Mārtiņš Grīnbergs. The diverse programme will include popular opuses by Mozart, Poulenc, Mendelssohn and many other composers, as well as the Latvian premiere of “Conversations with a Friend” for bassoon and electronics by Emīls Zilberts, performed by Anrijs Ivanovskis. It will be a unique concert with the greatest number of bassoonists ever performing on a single stage.