The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.

LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL

LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL will be held for the twenty-fifth year in a row. Once as the International Piano Stars Festival it was started in 1993 by former artistic director of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra – Imants Resnis. There have been more than 170 pianists participating from all of the world − Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia. We have had the privilege of seeing such high class artists as Julian Joseph, Mikhail Voskresensky, Freddy Kempf, Noriko Ogawa, Robert Mitchell, Christina Ortiz, Dmitrij Bashkirov, Stanislav Igolinsky, Brigitte Engerer, Lazar Berman, Rolando Luna, Chano Dominguez, Eldar Djangirov and many more.

During the closure of the 23rd International Piano Stars Festival Uldis Lipskis, Board member of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra pointed out that the festival will have its rebirth in the coming year, acquiring a broader scope and featuring not only pianists but also outstanding singers and virtuosos of other instruments to attract even greater audiences. Therefore this is no longer the International Piano Stars Festival, but the Liepāja International Stars Festival.

The Festivals' successful cooperation with the foreign soloists and conductors makes the world aware of Latvian culture and ensures residents of Latvia and not only with a high quality live performances.

25th LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL  03. – 31.03.2017.

3. March 7PM 
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall

FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

conductor
ATVARS LAKSTĪGALA

soloists
IVETA APKALNA / organ
DITA KRENBERGA / flute
REINIS ZARIŅŠ / piano

also participating
ARTŪRS ŠULTS / French horn
EGILS UPATNIEKS / oboe
GUNTIS KUZMA / bass clarinet
MIKS VILSONS / flute
ANETE TOČA / piccolo flute

programme
Samuel Barber – Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 36
Pēteris Vasks – Flute Concerto
Arturs Maskats – Liepāja concerto No.12 for Piano and Orchestra
Pēteris Plakidis – “Interplay”, Concerto for Soloist Group and Orchestra

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11. March 6PM 
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall

KEKKO FORNARELLI JAZZ TRIO

KEKKO FORNARELLI / piano & synth, Italy
GIORGIO VENDOLA / double bass, Italy
DARIO CONGEDO / drums & percussions, Italy

programme
Music by Kekko Fornarelli

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16. March 7PM 
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall

BAROCCO SOLO. KLAIPĖDA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

KLAIPĖDA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / Lithuania

conductor
MINDAUGAS BAČKUS / Lithuania

soloist
DMITRY SINKOVSKY / Baroque violin, countertenor, Russia

programme
Antonio Vivaldi - Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 (Al Santo Sepolcro)
Antonio Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 277 (Il Favorito)
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello - Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op.1
Antonio Vivaldi Double - Concerto for violin, cello and continuo in B-flat major, RV 547
Francesco Geminiani - Concerto grosso in D minor op. 5 No.12 (La Folia)
Johann Adolf Hasse - Fuga e Grave in G minor
Antonio Vivaldi - Violin Cconcerto in D Major RV 208 (Il Grosso Mogul)

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24. March 7PM
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall

TUTTI I VIRTUOSI

LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

conductors
MAXIM RYSANOV / Ukraine
DAVID GERINGAS / Lithuania

soloists
SERGEI DOGADIN / violin, Russia
MAXIM RYSANOV / viola, Ukraine
DAVID GERINGAS / cello, Lithuania

programme
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Three for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonie Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364
Johannes Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102

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31. March 7PM 
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall

FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT

LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

conductor
ANDRIS POGA

soloist
DMITRY MASLEEV / piano, Russia

programme
Wolfgan Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491
Dmitry Shostakovich – Symphony No. 12 in C minor, op. 112

 

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