XVIII Kremerata Baltica Festival. Gidon Kremer, Giya Kancheli and Pēteris Plakidis

Pk. 10. Septembris 2021 19:00

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Gidon Kremer (violin)
Madara Pētersone (violin)
Agnese Egliņa (piano)
Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone)
Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Fuad Ibrahimov


Giya Kancheli  - Twilight
Lera Auerbach - Serenade for a Melancholic Sea
Victor Kissine - In Memoriam Philippe Hirschhorn
Kristaps Pētersons - Music for a Great Ensemble
Pēteris Plakidis - Music for Piano, Timpano and Strings

On the opening day of the Festival, on 10 September, there will be a special gift for the visitors of Dzintari Concert Hall – a premiere entitled Serenade to the Melancholic Sea from the unusually versatile composer, pianist and poet Lera Auerbach, whom Gidon Kremer has described as “One of the most gifted artists I have ever encountered. Her creativity is genuine and sincere, as well as innovative and bold.”

In the concert programme we will hear the composition In Memoriam Philip Hirschhorn by the contemporary Russian composer Victor Kissine, performed by the outstanding musicians of Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, pianist Agnese Egliņa and vibraphonist Andrei Pushkarev, as well as Madara Pētersone and Magdalēna Ceple. This composition is a tribute to the great violinist, teacher and friend of Gidon Kremer during his school years – Philip Hirschhorn. The collaboration between Kremerata Baltica and Kissine began in 2001 and has culminated in several albums published by the prestigious record company ECM. 

We will hear the composition Twilight for two violins, vibraphone and string orchestra by Giya Kancheli – Gidon Kremer’s close companion – the composer of silence and tears, which, like many of the composer’s opuses has been inspired exactly by Gidon Kremer. 

Music for Piano, Timpano and Strings by our own Pēteris Plakidis is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Latvian music, surprisingly fresh and original in its sound, while the scores of Kremerata Baltica musician, composer and double bassist Kristaps Pētersons are always sophisticated concepts with an aura of mystery – Music for a Great Ensemble has been composed especially for the musicians of Kremerata Lettonica and will experience the first public performance in the anniversary concert.

Visitors of the Festival concerts will be required to present an interoperable certificate of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, as well as personal ID. The rules also apply to children.

The Festival takes place thanks to the support of Jurmala City.

Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall