02/02/2019
Saturday 18:00
MENDELSSOHN AND RAVEL. SPĪĶERI STRING QUARTET

Chamber Hall’s series PERSONALLY


The Spīķeri Quartet’s programme features Felix Mendelssohn’s romantic String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13, filled with excitement and young passion, as well as Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, considered to be one of the highest peaks of the string quartet genre.

Spīķeru String Quartet plays together since 2011. Its members are Sinfonietta Rīga concertmaster Marta Spārniņa, her substitute Antti Kortelainen, the orchestra’s violist Ineta Abakuka, and the concertmaster of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra’s cello group Ieva Upatniece. The name of the Quartet has been borrowed from its place of residence – Spīķeru Concert Hall. The diverse repertoire of the Quartet spans from the golden standards of Vienna Classics to contemporary scores, but a special place is reserved for Latvian composers’ string quartets and their promotion. Record company Wergo has published CDs of Spīķeru String Quartet’s complete recordings of all string quartets of Pēteris Vasks. The Quartet members enjoy the company of other musicians for performances and other activities, and are united by their sense of humour, cheerfulness and, surprisingly, the secrets of child-rearing.

Program:

Part I

Andris Dzenītis/ Trešais stīgu kvartets "Introversija un atvadas" (2014) 14’
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy/ The String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 (1827) 30’

Part II

Maurice Ravel/ String Quartet in F major (1903) 30’

Concert in two parts. Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

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 - 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 in cooperation with Latvijas Koncerti