The double bass and the piano are a rare duet. For the first time in their respective musical careers, the stage will unite two brilliant Latvian performers who have been highly praised abroad – Berliner Philharmoniker double bassist Gunārs Upatnieks and laureate of the Echo Klassik award, pianist Lauma Skride, presenting a concert program inspired by the Romantic era.
The program selected by the duet will feature German lyricists with Robert Schumann’s expressly melodic Pieces in Folk Style, composed for the cello, a truly Italian double bass repertoire composed by Lombardian Giovanni Bottesini, dubbed the Paganini of Italian double bass, as well as playfully romantic French chamber music in the well-known Sonata in A major by César Franck, which was originally composed for the violin but will be performed as a solo by the heftiest and lowest instrument of the string group, in an arrangement created by Upatnieks himself.
Gunārs Upatnieks (double bass)
Lauma Skride (piano)
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. Face masks will not be mandatory during the event.
The event is intended for an adult audience. Children under the age of 5 may be denied attendance to events for adult audiences.
2021 Fall Season events of Concert Series Personally:
03/10 | SUNDAY | 3 p.m. Gunārs Upatnieks & Lauma Skride. Reflections of Romanticism
24/10 | SUNDAY | 3 p.m. Carion Quintet. Carnival of Venice
28/11 | SUNDAY | 3 p.m. Trio Palladio. Masterpieces of Chamber Music
12/12 | SUNDAY | 3 p.m. Trio Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall. Swedish Folk Music
Organized by: Great Amber
Supported by: Liepāja City Council and State Culture Capital Foundation
Tickets: from 10.00 euros. Ticket prices may change approaching the event.
Place: Chamber Hall
Duration: 2 hours
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.
10–30 persons – 20%
30 and more persons – 25%