XVIII Kremerata Baltica Festival. Gidon Kremer, Georgy Osokin. Schumman and Chopin

Se. 11. Septembris 2021 19:00

Mazā zāle

Performers: 

Gidon Kremer (violin)
Georgy Osokin (piano), 
Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone)
Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Fuad Ibrahimov

Programme:

Works by Robert Schumman, Frederic Chopin, Fikret Amirov and Georgs Pelēcis

In the concert on 11 September, in the romantic chords of old and new music, alongside maestro Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Orchestra, the outstanding pianist Georgy Osokin and percussionist Andrei Pushkarev will perform on stage. The concert will feature the rarely performed Chamber Symphony by Fikret Amirov. Amirov was a prominent 20thcentury Azerbaijani composer, who combined the traditions of Azerbaijani, Middle Eastern and Western music culture in his work.

Performed by Gidon Kremer, we will hear the end-of-life opus of the versatile romantic Robert Schumman – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin described the Schumman’s Concerto for Violin as a missing bridge between Beethoven and Brahms because of its human warmth, masculine nobility, rich imagination and versatile approach to the violin. We will also hear the Flower Suite by the well-known idealist and researcher Georgs Pelēcis, in which the composer has glorified the magic of dandelions, callas and peonies. It is Gidon Kremer, who brought international fame to music by Pelēcis.

The resident artist of Kremerata Baltica, pianist Georgy Osokin, will play Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, which is back then the confession of love of the 20-year-old composer to Polish singer Konstanz Gladkovska. The pianist is preparing to once again participate in the international Frederic Chopin’s Piano Competition in October this year, in which he was previously awarded as the winner. Until then, no pianist from Latvia had won an award in this prestigious competition.

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