20/10/2019
sunday 15:00
Conversation with Bach
Chamber Hall’s series PERSONALLY

What music would Johann Sebastian Bach compose, if this extraordinary and gifted composer were alive today? We can only imagine, but it is clear that there is a close connection between his sometimes extremely multilayered notes and improvisations of contemporary jazz music.

The encounter on the same stage between the harpsichordist of the Swiss ancient music ensemble Les Passions de l`Ame, Grand Music Award winner Ieva Saliete and the award-winning jazz guitarist Matīss Čudars is not accidental. It will be a conversation in sounds across the ages and borders, sometimes leading to astonishment of Bach's bold and surprisingly free searches of expression for musical thoughts, which quite often coincide with the spiritual desires of a modern man for the once-beautiful and elusive. Inspired by Bach's preludes and fantasies, played by Ieva Saliete, reflections of Bach by Matīss Čudars will be born on the guitar - the queen of string instruments of the 21st century.

Typical to the Chamber Hall series PERSONALLY - meeting with the musicians after the concert, for a chance to enjoy conversations in an informal atmosphere with a cup of coffee from the sponsor "Andrito Kafijas Grauzdētava".

Musicians:
Ieva Saliete, harpsichord
Matīss Čudars, electric guitar
 
Program: 
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        Prelude in C minor, BWV 921
        Fantasia in A Minor, BWV 922
        Harmonic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
        Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 944
        Sarabande from score in E minor 
Santa Ratniece (1977) Piece for the harpsichord
Matīss Čudars (1991)
       Improvisations
       Chess with Bach for harpsichord and electric guitar
J. J. Fux
       Capriccio
       Fugue in G minor

Video:

Concert in one parts. Duration: approximately 1 hour.

Tickets: starts from EUR 10.00 

Discounts:
School children, students, teachers, seniors - 25%
Seniors with group I and II disabilities, and their carers - 50%
Family tickets - 1 or 2 adults + 2 children (or more) – 25%

Group tickets:
10-30 persons - 20%
30 and more persons - 25%

Venue: Chamber Hall

Organised by: Great Amber

Concert is included in the Autumn subscription of the Chamber Hall series PERSONALLY. Subscription to all four PERSONALLY concerts is available at a very reasonable price of EUR 30. Price available until 1 June. 

Concerts of the Autumn subscription of the Chamber Hall series PERSONALLY:

       1. Sunday, 22 September, at 15.00: Vestards Šimkus. Concert show “Novecento”
       2. Sunday, 20 October, at 15.00: Conversation with Bach
       3. Sunday, 10 November, at 15.00: Exile Meditations. Riga Vocal Quartet
       4. Sunday, 8 December, at 15.00: India Meets Turkey. Traveller’s Prayer