Concert series PERSONALLY
The life of Ukrainian singer, conductor, and musicologist Oksana Nikitiuk was changed by the war – she is currently a soloist with the State Academic Choir Latvija, she has performed with Sinfonietta Rīga and still continues performing in Ukraine, gradually introducing works by Latvian composers into her repertoire. A special program is being created for Liepāja to include folk melodies as well as folklore-inspired Ukrainian and Latvian original music. Agony and life, brutality and tenderness.
The first part of the concert will feature music by Ukrainian composers that is based on the most ancient layers of folklore. Using Oksana Nikitiuk’s teaching experience and excellent knowledge in Ukrainian music, performances will be interlaced with a conversation in which Orests Silabriedis will ask Oksana about a topic of which we knew almost nothing for many years, Ukrainian music shielded by the arms of the Russian imperialist worldview.
In the second part, we will enjoy a selection of Latvian music, and Oksana and Herta have paid special attention to composers who were interested in folklore.
The motto of the concert is: an interaction between the past and the present leads the way to the future.
Oksana Nikitiuk, mezzo-soprano, choir conductor, and musicologist with over ten years of experience in Ukraine and all over the world, has been a singer and soloist of the State Academic Choir Latvija since February 2023. Before that, Oksana had spent a year in Paris as the leader of several amateur choirs, and, prior to the war, she was the soloist of the National chamber orchestra Kyivska Kamerata, soloist of the National Choir of Ukraine Dumka, and a teacher at the Ukraine National Academy of Music. She has performed in Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, the UK, Canada, the USA, etc. The performer has been recognized with an honorary state award in Ukraine.
Pianist Herta Hansena is an Associate professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment at the Latvian Academy of Music. She is an active performer and participant of various chamber music projects, a trusted stage partner for many singers and instrumentalists. She received the Grand Music Award in 2013 for notable work in an ensemble.
Oksana Nikitiuk, mezzo-soprano
Herta Hansena, piano
Program: music by Ukrainian and Latvian composers
As with all concerts of the series Personally, the audience will be able to meet the musicians after the concert to enjoy informal conversations about their creative paths, sources of inspiration, and challenges, in the 2nd floor gallery.
!!! Free live stream of the concert: www.digitalaisdzintars.lv
"Lielajā dzintarā" skanēs ukraiņu un latviešu kamermūzika | Oksana Nikitjuka, Herta Hansena
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%
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10–30 persons – 20%
30 and more persons – 25%