Risto Joost returns to Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

On December 3, at 19 o'clock in Liepāja Concert Hall "Great Amber", Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will perform under the guidance of outstanding Estonian conductor Risto Joost. The programme features Estonian composers Heino Eller’s music, the premiere of a Double Concerto by Latvian composer Rihards Dubra, as well as Jean Sibelius's First Symphony.

Risto Joost has met with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra before, in the programmes together with the State Academic Choir "Latvija" playing Georg Frideric Handel's ode "Alexander's Feast" in 2012 and in 2019 at the Liepāja International Stars Festival Edward Elgar’s oratorio "The Dream of Gerontius".

"I have wonderful memories of our cooperation so far. This orchestra is open to various musical ideas and has always played with maximum commitment," the conductor does not hide the joy of the upcoming meeting.

Under the leadership of Risto Joost, a premiere of the new work "Concert pour Deux Dames" by Latvian composer Rihards Dubra and percussion instruments is expected. Risto Joost has been known for R. Dubra's music since his studies and in modern terms calls it friendly to the public.

The concert will also feature the First Symphony of the Finnish introverted genius Jean Sibelius and one of the best-known works by the Estonian composer Heino Eller – the symphonic poem "Dawn".

"In Finland Sibelius is regarded as the true native composer who has the capability to project something that is universally considered Finnish, but for Estonians his music represents a very close conncetion to our culture as well, while Heino Eller's "Dawn" reflects the emotional spectrum that is profoundly connected to the Estonian nature, and Heino Eller can be considered one of the main representatives of Estonian symphony music," says Risto Joost.

The concert on December 3 in Liepāja Concert Hall "Great Amber" will take place both with the audience in person and in a live video. Tickets can be found here.