Next in the symphony series - Sibelius's Third Symphony

On February 19 at 19:00, for the second time in a free live broadcast from the Liepāja Concert Hall “Great Amber” you will be able to enjoy the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra concert series “Symphony CLOSER”, which in the first broadcast experienced great love from the audience.


This time, listeners will have the opportunity to get to know the Third Symphony by the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius – symphony full of unusual strength and energy. Normunds Šnē will be leading the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra in this magical music.

“This symphony will always be special and unforgettable for me, because it was the first large form symphonic piece which I conducted. It allowed me to understand the beauty of this profession, the endless challenges, the kaleidoscope of mistakes and discoveries, to survive sleepless nights and sometimes to enjoy ecstatic moments of happiness,” tells the conductor, “For the Finnish genius, this work was a breakthrough in freedom - in music as the highest peak of a fantasy flight, without frames, rules, but with a strong and enlightened mind, a score created with wildly burning heart.”

The concert series “Symphony CLOSER” is made to get to know the symphonic masterpieces of the world - beautiful, classical symphonies which everyone should know.

Before the symphony, music reviewer Orests Silabriedis and the conductor of the concert program will together reveal the context of the symphony’s creation time and structural details of the masterpiece, but after the symphony is played, Timurs Tomsons, director of the Concert Hall “Great Amber”, will hold a conversation, in which specially invited regular listeners of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, who we know as never-absent guests in all of our concerts, will share the experience from their musical adventure.

In the first meeting with the symphony, which was watched in live stream by several thousand households on January 29, the listeners were able to enjoy the popular masterpiece of classicism era – the Symphony No.40 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Liepāja Symphony Orchestra was performing under lead of conductor Guntis Kuzma. Now this concert recording is available in on the ticket sales website (ticket price per household - 3 euros).

This year you will be able to experience some more concerts of the series: On March 12, the chief conductor of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra Gintaras Rinkevicius will be the one conducting the Symphony No.9 by Antonin Dvorak. But on April 9, we will get closer to Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, which will be interpreted by the erudite professor and conductor Andris Vecumnieks.

You can enjoy about an hour-long concert in a live stream mode on the internet for free both in the video gallery of the Orchestra’s website and on the orchestra’s Facebook page Afterwards all the concert recordings will be available on the ticket sales website already for a fee.