18/02/2022
FRIDAY 19:00
25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF KREMERATA BALTICA
With a special concert program, one of the world's most famous chamber orchestras, Gidons Krēmers' Kremerata Baltica, will celebrate its 25th anniversary season at Concert Hall Great Amber.

The anniversary concert will feature a special guest – rising Polish pianism star Adam Kośmieja, who has already made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, released a solo album under the prestigious Warner Classics label and gotten brilliant reviews all over the world. His first concert in Liepāja will be together with the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra. The expressive pianist will perform Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Piano and Strings, the interpretation of which by Kośmieja has been especially highly praised by critics.

The second part of the program will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the sound perfectionist and researcher Georgs Pelēcis. The global ambassador of Georgs Pelēcis' music is his collaborator and schoolmate Gidons Krēmers, to whom Pelēcis has dedicated many of his pieces. Krēmers is the one who has brought Pelēcis' music to international stages. We will hear floral magic in his Dance of the Peonies for vibraphone and strings, Astor Piazzolla, Oskar Strock and Me (Buena Riga) (2001) – a phantasy dream where Buenos Aires tango melodies meet motifs by the king of Latvian tango, Oskars Stroks, and the brightly joyous and lively Concertino Bianco for piano and strings.
The celebration will be enriched by several pieces created for Kremerata – Jēkabs Jančevskis' Lignum and Kristaps Pētersons’ Music for a Large Ensemble.

Participants:
Adam Kośmieja, piano
Geraldas Bidva, violin
Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone

Jēkabs Jančevskis (1992)
Lignum (2017)

Kristaps Pētersons (1982)
Music for a Large Ensemble (2021)

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
Concerto for Piano and Strings (1979)

Part II. Georgs Pelēcis (1947) – 75th anniversary

Georgs Pelēcis
Dance of the Peonies for vibraphone and strings, from the Flower Suite

Georgs Pelēcis
Astor Piazzolla, Oskar Strock and Me (Buena Riga) for violin and strings (2001)

Georgs Pelēcis
Concertino Bianco for piano and strings (1984)
I. Con intenerimento
II. Con venerazione
III. Con anima

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Organized by: Great Amber
Supported by: Liepāja City Council
Tickets: from 12.00 euros. Ticket prices may change approaching the event.
Place: Great Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:

We will ask all attendees to present a Covid-19 certificate at the entrance, confirming vaccination or recovery from Covid-19. We will also ask you to present personal identification and an event ticket. You must wear a face mask during your visit to the Concert Hall and observe a distance of 2 meters from other attendees. Assigned seats will be located at a distance of 2 seats.
  • Attendees younger than 12 years of age do not need to show a covid-19 recovery certificate or a covid-19 test.
  • Attendees aged 12 and up must present a certificate of covid-19 vaccination, recovery, or testing, or a laboratory certificate of a negative screening test performed within the last 72 hours as part of an educational process.
Ticket holders must personalize their tickets: https://www.bilesuparadize.lv/lv/person

Discounts:
  • Students, teachers, seniors – 25%
  • Persons with group I and II disabilities and their companions – 50%
  • Family tickets: 1 or 2 adults + 2 (or more) children – 25%
NB. Upon attending a concert, the attendee must show personal identification.

Group tickets:
  • 10–30 persons – 20%
  • 30 and more persons – 25%