Kremerata Baltica Festival. Kremer, Bach and Apkalna

Se. 07. Septembris 2019 19:00

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Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Iveta Apkalna (organ), Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, conductor Fuad Ibrahimov


Although Johan Sebastian Bach did not visit Latvia, he would take delight in hearing and seeing the scope, force and capacity Iveta Apkalna uses to enliven the sounds he composed with her flashing fingers and feet.  This will be a rare opportunity to hear the live performance of the first piece of Ēriks Ešenvalds composed for organs five years ago – concert “Voice of the Ocean”, inspired by the famous Toccata in D Minor by Bach, as well as to be one of the first to hear the first performance of the composition by Andris Dzenītis dedicated to Gidon Kremer and the orchestra Kremerata Baltica; a composition inspired by the beautiful autumnal scenery of Leipzig. In the third part of the concert after the coffee break - truly nightly chamber music provided by the team-work of the masterly soloists of Kremerata Baltica. 

Three part programme

Part I

1. Johann Sebastian Bach
Chaccone in D minor, arr. by Ferruccio Busoni and Gidon Kremer

2. Andris Dzenītis
Leaves leaving Leipzig for violins and string orchestra. Dedication to Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, first performance

Part II

3. Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia in G major BWV 572
Performed by Iveta Apkalna

4. Marģeris Zariņš
Allegro gaio. Part I of the First concert for organ and chamber orchestra Concerto Innocente.
Performed by: Iveta Apkalna and Kremerata Baltica

5. Ēriks Ešenvalds
Concerto for organ and chamber orchestra “The Voice of Ocean”
Performed by: Iveta Apkalna and Kremerata Baltica

Part III  “Night Serenades ad libitum”

6. Bohuslav Martinů
Easy Etudes for 2 violins, H. 191
Performed by: Alīna Vižine and Zane Kalniņa

7. Dmitri Kourliandski
String quartet No.3 “Sweet new style”
Performed by: Konstantīns Paturskis, Sabīne Sergejeva (violin), Jevgeņija Frolova (viola), Kristers Šīmanis (cello)

8. Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and Scherzo, op.11


Project is supported by: Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds, Latvenergo, Lexus, TVNET un radio SWH.

Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall