The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
On 13 April at 6 p.m. in Liepāja Concert Hall “GREAT AMBAR”, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra (LSO) with cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs conducted by Kaspars Ādamsons will perform music by Brahms and Dvořák. The very same concert programme will also be presented on 11 April at 6 p.m. at Buka Cultural Centre.
For this spring concert, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra has prepared music by one of the greatest masters of music of all times – Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms, as well as Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 by Antonín Dvořák, to be performed by the orchestra and cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs. On the conductor’s podium will be Kaspars Ādamsons – the conductor who acquired knowledge in Latvia, Belgium, Estonia and Sweden and has extensive experience in choir music.
Although most music lovers have the perception that Brahms is a born master of symphonic style, actually he has written only four symphonies, which are excellent samples of very different genres. It took the composer 21 year to write his first symphony, which is a true masterpiece. One can hear sombre conversations, as well as graceful playing with fate, a complete spectre of emotions and reflections on life.
In turn, Dvořák up to nowadays is widely known for his two symphonic masterpieces – Cello Concerto and the Nineth Symphony “New World”. Both compositions were created simultaneously, the composer wrote the Ninth Symphony when he was living in America. Both opuses have similar musical motifs, colourful depiction of various sound images and rich instrumentation. Over a centenary since its creation, Dvořák’s Cello Concert has remained an unsurpassed masterpiece. It has always been one of the most exciting challenges for cellists, conductors and symphony orchestras, as well as an excellent source of musical treat for audiences.
“I played Dvořák’s Concerto with LSO many years ago when its principal conductor was Mihail Orehov. The Concerto excellently suits this concert programme. It is also real pleasure to play it with Liepāja Orchestra because I feel myself at home,” says Ivars Bezprozvanovs, former concert master of cellos of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and presently of the Latvian National Opera Orchestra, who has an extensive performing experience of a soloist as well as of chamber musician.
Tickets to LSO concerts can be purchased in all Box-Offices of “Biļešu paradise” and at www.bilesuparadize.lv.