The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
Kristīne Balanas/ violin
Ints Dālderis/ clarinet
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
J. C. BACH – Symphony in D major (Op. 18, No. 4),
C. M. von WEBER – Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
C. P. E. BACH – Symphony in E minor (H. 653),
V. A. MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major
Johann Sebastian Bach was the brightest musical genius of the vast and talented Bach family, however, several of the great composer’s sons have had a large impact on the development of music as well. Liepāja Symphony Orchestra under Guntis Kuzma will present readings of symphonies by two of Bach’s sons – Johann Christian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The concert will be crowned by a meeting with two brilliant solo artists. Internationally acclaimed Latvian violinist Kristīne Balanas will perform Violin Concerto No. 5 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and excellent clarinetist Ints Dālderis will perform Clarinet Concerto No. 2 by early Romantic star Carl Maria von Weber.
The new Southern Kurzeme festival bears the name of Evalds Rimbenieks. This man, whose fate not only brought him from a farm in Gramzda, Priekule municipality, to Aizpute and Liepāja, but also made him perform minister duties with Kārlis Ulmanis’ government, was the mayor of Liepāja for many years. Nearly 100 years ago, he was also the founder of the Liepāja Opera, the People’s Conservatory, and the Art School, as well as the restorer of the Liepāja Philharmonic.
The festival invites on a journey around Southern Kurzeme to reveal its cultural and historical heritage, the beauty of its nature and the hospitality of its people while meeting at summer concerts and enjoying passionate performances by musicians of Liepāja. Evalds Rimbenieks’ dream of a developed and highly cultured society is still alive, and it will be promoted by Southern Kurzeme Festival RIMBENIEKS.
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
ATTENTION: Concerts are planned with eased safety measures in mind, which means only hosting attendees who are vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19 and can confirm it with a valid Covid-19 certificate. More information on the website of the Culture of Ministry https://www.km.gov.lv/lv/jaunumi and www.Covid19sertifikats.lv