The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
LIEPĀJA SUMMER festival programme offers two exclusive chamber music concerts (on 10 August at 4 p.m. in Rundāle Palace and on 14 August at 7 p.m. in GREAT AMBER Concert Hall) featuring captivating ensemble performance of cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs and pianist Rihards Plešanovs. Orests Silabriedis will be the conferancier unveiling the magic of their music.
Cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs, celebrating his 50th birthday on 14 August, has an important place in musical life of Latvia. His creative achievements testify true devotion to music – thousands of opera and ballet performances, hundreds of chamber music concerts, and tens of solo concerts with orchestra. Currently he is a principal cello of Latvian National Opera Orchestra and a cellist of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra. Ivars frequently gives solo recitals and performs in various chamber ensembles in Latvia and in other European countries.
On his 50th anniversary the cellist wishes to offer a special treat for the audience - an exquisite concert programme with such stage partners as talented pianist Rihards Plešanovs and witty, erudite musicologist Orests Silabriedid. There will be music; there will be conversations and the pleasure of being together – like in once famous European salons. In Rundāle, the audience will hear the musical pearls by Lūcija Garūta and Jānis Ķepītis, whereas the concert highlight will be Sergey Rachmaninov’s symphonic-scale, tenderly intense and romantic Sonata for cello and piano. The Liepāja concert programme will differ slightly – instead of Lūcija Garūta’s piece it will feature Pēteris Plakidis’ “Dzirnavas”, music by Robert Schumann and Dmitry Shostakovich, as well as the world premiere of Kristaps Pētersons’ “Music for Cello and Piano”.
“It will be music and conversation, as well, in a friendly, homely and salon-like atmosphere. We will talk about life – which is work – work in Latvian National Opera Orchestra, work on Latvian music, work with numerous extremely beautiful pieces of classical romantic music. If you wish to talk about cello, piano and the birthday person, you are warmly welcome!” invites musicologist and concert conferansier Orests Silabriedis.
Music Festival "Liepāja Summer", 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.