“Rimbenieks” Music Festival - Baroque music geniuses

17/08/2023    19.00
Bārta House of Culture

From 4 August until 20 August the “Rimbenieks” Music Festival, which is being held for the third time already, organized by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra in cooperation with the Local Government of the South Kurzeme Municipality, will tour South Kurzeme with 10 different concerts.

The main focus of the Festival will be on chamber music, which will be performed by ensembles consisting of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra musicians, involving other soloists as well.

At Bārta Cultural Centre a lively, invigorating and refreshing baroque music programme, rich in ornamentation, featuring compositions created by geniuses, such as George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi and Jean-Marie Leclair will be performed. The programme will be performed by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra artists playing under the direction of the Orchestra concertmaster Līga Baltābola, and also by the nominee of the Great Music Award 2018 and passionate interpreter of ancient music, harpsichordist Gertruda Jerjomenko. 

Featuring: 
Līga BALTĀBOLA (violin)
Jānis BALTĀBOLS (violin)
Zane BALTĀBOLA (violin)
Ginta ALŽĀNE (violin)
Ingars ĢIRNIS (viola)
Dina PUĶĪTE (cello)
Gertruda JERJOMENKO (harpsichord)

Programme:
Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Sonata for two violins, op. 3. no. 5 in E minor
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Trio Sonata in G minor, op. 2 no. 8 HVW 393 and Concerto grosso in A major, op. 6 no. 11 HVW 329
Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)La Follia in D minor and Violin Concerto with Orchestra in C major RV 191

ENTRANCE TO ALL THE FESTIVAL CONCERTS IS FREE! 

The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the South Kurzeme Municipality.