The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
The concert series of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra “Symphony CLOSER” this season will end on April 9 with Peter Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. The concert series gathers more and more spectators with each show. Free live broadcast from Liepaja Concert Hall "Great Amber" is expected at 7 p.m.
The genius of Russian music, Peter Tchaikovsky, is one of the greatest melodics of all time, and his Fourth Symphony, often called the Fate Symphony, seems not only to music lovers, but also to the composer himself, an outstanding work, even the best of everything he has created. It is a piece where tragedy and melancholy turn into a life-affirming victory.
"Listen to the composer's story, but also hear your own story!" This time the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by the erudite professor Andris Vecumnieks, and this is his invitation to the listeners to experience this wonderful music.
The concert series "Symphony CLOSER" is created to acquaint the audience with the cornerstones of the world's symphonic repertoire - beautiful, classical symphonies that 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.
During the first meeting with the symphony, the listeners could enjoy the popular masterpiece of classicism - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 40th Symphony, played by the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra conducted by Guntis Kuzma. The second time was when the orchestra, led by conductor Normunds Šnē, introduced the audience to the wonderful world of music by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, playing his Third Symphony, full of extraordinary strength and energy. In the third concert of this cycle, maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius delighted the audience with a reading of the impressive Symphony No.9 by Antonin Dvorak, also called "From the New World". Now all these concert recordings are available for a small fee on the ticket sales site “Bilesu Paradize”.
On April 9, the concert, which lasts about an hour, will be available for watching in the webcast mode free of charge both here, in the video gallery of orchestra’s home page, and on orchestra’s Facebook page. After the free live webcast, all concert recordings will be available in “Bilesu Paradize” for a fee.