11/04/2024    19.00
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall, Liepāja

In April, in the “Symphony Closer” concert series, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra invites the audience to discover the Symphony No.3 by Robert Schumann, also known as the Rhenish Symphony, which is the last symphony written by the composer.

It was composed in 1850 after an inspiring trip through the Rhineland with his wife Klara. Schumann included elements of this journey in this music piece, reflecting other events of his life as well.

Schumann composed music in different genres, including chamber music and songs. Although Schumann wrote an incomplete G minor symphony as early as 1832–1833, he only began seriously composing for the symphonic genre after receiving his wife's encouragement in 1839.

Schumann gained quick success as a symphonic composer and his First Symphony, composed in 1841 and premiered in Leipzig with Felix Mendelssohn conducting, was very warmly received.

The work which was later to be published as his Fourth Symphony was also finished in 1841.

The concert series “Symphony CLOSER” created by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra was created to introduce the listeners to the cornerstones of the world symphonic repertoire – beautiful classical symphonies that everyone should know.

The concert and discussion “Symphony CLOSER” will begin with a welcome speech given by the music reviewer Orests Silabriedis, revealing the context of the time when the symphony was created and the structural specifics of the masterpiece. After the concert guests will also be encouraged to engage in an informal conversation with the conductor Normunds Šnē.


Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Normunds ŠNĒ

(1810-1856) Symphony No.3, Rhenish Symphony

The Concert is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Cultural Capital Foundation and Liepāja City. 




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3+ family card holders – 30%
Teachers, lecturers and medical workers – 20%

Groups (10 or more people) – 20%
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