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

POSTPONED TO UNSPECIFIED DATE! The 28th Liepāja International Stars Festival / FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT

14/03/2020   18:00
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall, Liepāja

Maija KOVAĻEVSKA / soprano
Armands ĀBOLS / piano

Atvars LAKSTĪGALA / conductor
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN, Giuseppe VERDI, Giacomo PUCCINI, Georges BIZET

The Festival will close with music by Beethoven, whose grand anniversary will be celebrated in 2020.

The programme will start with the “Fidelio” Overture and continue with Piano Concerto No. 4. It is one of the most beautiful works of this genre of all times – a surreal fantasy, conversation with pauses of silence, and moonlight, which take to a different reality. Armands Ābols’ intelligent, manly, considerate and refined musical thinking is perfect for playing this brilliant concerto.

Maija Kovaļevska will perform the longing aria of opera singer Floria Toska, the fragile story of Spanish girl Mikaela and of Parisian seamstress Mimi. We will be able to admire the orchestral colours and scope in the Overture of Verdi’s opera “Sicilian Vesper” and in fragments from Bizet’s “Carmen” and in Puccini’s quietly contemplative miniature “Chrysanthemums”.

The orchestra will be conducted by Aivars Lakstīgala who is well known to Liepāja audience and whose talent is blossoming in performing the emotional music of Romanticism as well as when interpreting the brilliant music by Beethoven.

Tickets are available here