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

LSO, Kristīne Blaumane and Liepāja Cello Concert

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra with maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius and cellist Kristīne Blaumane will play the 2nd Liepāja Concerto for cello and orchestra.

The concert will begin with a symphonic piece for orchestra –“Latvija” by Alfrēds Kalniņš. After its premiere in 1919, the critics wrote: “It is a relatively small poetry in sound in six parts – simple, sincere, with wide flowing sound in the last part; without doubt will take a permanent place in our scarce literature of orchestra music.”

The concert will feature the 2nd Liepāja Concerto for cello and orchestra written by Kristaps Pētersons. The soloist – like it was 7 years ago at the premiere of the piece – will be Kristīne Blaumane, the principal cellist of London Philharmonics, who received the Latvian Great Music Award twice and this year was awarded the Great Music Award in the nomination “For outstanding performance during the year”. The 2nd Liepāja Symphony Orchestra has been released in a double CD “Liepāja Concerto II. Live”, which include four other Liepāja Concertos commissioned by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.

In the end, the audience will have a chance to enjoy music by Viennese classic – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which starts according to the legend with “fate knocking at the door”, in interpretation of maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius.