“Rimbenieks” Music Festival - The Berči Quartet and Czech Romanticism

10/08/2023    19.00
Gramzda Church

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.

The quartet named after the prominent architect of Liepāja City, Pauls Makss Berči, consists of four outstanding orchestra musicians of the younger generation, who will delight us not only with the interplay of violins and viola in the compositions by the Czech romanticists Antonin Dvořák and Bohuslav Martinů, but also with the Third String Quartet by Pēteris Vasks, composed in 1995.

Featuring: 
Gunārs MŪRNIEKS (violin)
Diāna REIMANE (violin)
Elīna ČIPĀNE (viola)
Klāvs JANKEVICS (cello)

Programme:
Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Four miniatures, op. 75a
Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Serenade No.2 H 216
Pēteris VASKS (1946) Third String Quartet (“Christmas Quartet”)

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.