The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
On 23 December at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall "GREAT AMBER" Liepāja Symphony Orchestra conducted by Atvars Lakstīgala, State Choir Latvija and soloists of Latvian National Opera Laura Grecka and Mikhail Chulpayev will perform Christmas Oratorio by Rihards Dubra.
Rihards Dubra’s ”Oratorio in Natali Gaudio" is a large-scale musical work for orchestra, choir and soloists, which was premiered at the end of 2011 and recorded and released on CD in 2013. Before the premiere of the piece the composer said: "My Christmas music is more philosophical than people are used to, because I am more interested in the feelings experienced at Christmas night than the joviality of the festive morning." Christmas Oratorio invites listeners to experience the wonderful Christmas night sensations, such us dreaming, feeling of light happiness, consolation and presence of absolute mysticism.
After the premiere of the Oratorio in Riga metropolitan archbishop of Riga Zbignev Stankevic admitted that "Rihards Dubra has heard the sounds of jubilance in heavens when creating this music ".
The performance of Rihards Dubra's mysterious Christmas Oratorio will feature mezzo-soprano Laura Grecka and tenor Mikhail Chulpayev, who last year was nominated for the Latvian Great Music Award as "The Young Artist of the Year".
The principal conductor and artistic director of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra Atvars Lakstīgala says: “I am very much looking forward to the 23rd of December when I will be conducting Rihards Dubra's Christmas Oratorio. Some years ago I was at the Riga premiere of this composition and was deeply impressed by the music. Knowing the Choir Latvija, I was eager to perform this opus in the Concert Hall "GREAT AMBER". It will sound marvellous and bring about the true Christmas feeling."
Tickets to the LSO concerts can be purchased in all Box Offices of "Biļešu paradīze" and at www.bilesuparadize.lv.
The concert "Christmas Oratorio" is organised by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Concert Hall "GREAT AMBER".