sunday 15:00
Vestards Šimkus. Concert show “Novecento”
Chamber Hall’s series PERSONALLY

"Novecento" concert show tells the story about the fate of an extraordinary musician, who was raised on a ship, never stepping foot on land. He plays the piano like no one else before. People around the world seek to hear this piano genius, but in order to listen to him play, one must travel across the ocean. Our outstanding pianist Vestards Šimkus will take on the role of a musician - pianist, as he is the author of this show’s music. Narrated by Kristaps Ķeselis, actor at the Latvian National Theatre.

Dmitri Petrenko, concert show director, created this performance using the motifs of the work by the world-famous Italian writer and philosopher Alessandro Baricco (1958) with the same title. Baricco explores glass castles, silk and Homer, but in his younger days he thought a lot about music and even wrote books about it. The director invites us to look within ourselves, while transforming the master’s long story in the form of a monologue.

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".

Vestards Šimkus, piano
Kristaps Ķeselis, narrator
Dmitri Petrenko, director

Concert show after Alessandro Baricco’s story “Novecento” (Nineteen hundred);
composer - Vestards Šimkus.


Concert in one parts. Duration: approximately 1 hour.

Tickets: starts from EUR 10.00 

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 in cooperation with Latvijas Koncerti

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