In August, “Rimbenieks” Music Festival jointly organized by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and the local government of South Kurzeme Municipality, which is returning to delight the audience for the second time already, is touring South Kurzeme with 14 different concerts.
The closing concert of the Festival will take place in Liepāja St. Joseph's Cathedral, the largest Catholic church in Kurzeme, which is an architectural and historic cultural monument of national importance.
Concert special guests – the State Academic Choir “Latvija”, which in cooperation with the soloists Ēriks Kiršfelds (cello), Kārlis Catlaks (clarinet), Gertruda Jerjomenko (harpsichord) and Guntis Kolerts (double-bass) will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Agris Engelmanis, Johannes Brahms, Olivier Messiaen and Felix Mendelssohn.
The aim behind establishing the “Rimbenieks” Festival was bringing performance of high-quality music closer to people's homes, to popularize Latvian music, while also promoting travelling around Latvia and getting to know the rich history of South Kurzeme.
Ēriks Kiršfelds (cello)
Kārlis Catlaks (clarinet)
Gertruda Jerjomenko (harpsichord)
Guntis Kolerts (double-bass)
State Academic Choir “Latvija”
conductor Krista Audere
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): motet “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied”, BWV 225
Agris Engelmanis (1936-2011): meditation for solo cello
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): motet “Warum ist das Licht gegeben”, op.74 no.1
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): motet “Komm, Jesu, komm”, BWV 229
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): “Abyss of the Birds”, Part 3 of the Quartet for the End of Time
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): “Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren”, Op. 69 No.1
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): motet “Jesu, meine Freude”, BWV 227
The concert is organised in cooporation with the 25th International Sacred Music Festival.
Supported by: the Ministry of Culture and South Kurzeme Municipality