The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
This year “Liepāja Summer” Festival will have seven concerts at Liepāja Concert Hall “GREAT AMBER” from 27 July to 23 August and offer memorable evenings for every taste.
“The Festival will be very interesting and present a variety of genres as well as musicians,” says the manager of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra Uldis Liskis. In the Festival opening concert (on 27 July) Liepāja Symphony Orchestra under its principal conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius will perform legendary rock ballads with such soloists as Daumants Kalniņš and Atis Ieviņš as well as with well-known in Lithuania Jeronimas Milius. Under conductor Andris Veismanis Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will perform with harpist Dārta Tisenkopfa and an awardee of the Great Music Award 2019 – clarinetist Anna Gāgane (on 9 August).
The Festival audience will be offered exquisite chamber music concerts. One of them (on 2 August) will feature the charming soloist of Latvian National Opera and Staatsheater Nürnberg – Liepāja born Margarita Vilsone – accompanied by Brasilian pianist residing in Germany Marcelo Amaral. There will also be a memorable solo concert of ever dynamic and optimistic pianist Agnese Egliņa (17 August), as well as exciting chamber music performed by cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs and pianist Rihards Plešanovs with narrative by musicologist Orests Silabriedis (on 14 August). The Festival invites popular music lovers to attend the 25th anniversary celebration concert of “Willow Farm” band in the chamber hall (on 7 August).
As every year, “Liepāja Summer” Festival will close with a concert (on 23 August) in collaboration with the Sacred Music Festival. Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and Choir “Latvija” will perform the Sixth Symphony by Imants Kalniņš and Requiem by Maurice Duruflé with a soloist of Latvian National Opera Laura Teivāne.
“Liepāja Summer” Festival, annualy organised by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, is the spiritual heir and continuation of the legendary summer symphony music cycle LIEPĀJA SUMMER, in 1783 iniciated by Peter von Biron, the Duke of Kurland. Many decades residents of Liepāja city and their families have been able to enjoy the symphony music concerts on the open air stage in the seaside park. In the last few years the festival was participated by such artists as Giora Feidman, Gidon Kremer and „Kremerata Baltica”, Avi Avital, Tokiko Kato, Maija Kovaļevska and others.