32nd Liepāja International Stars Festival. Opening Concert. Louis Lortie

09/03/2024    18.00
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall, Liepāja

FROM NEW TALENTS TO GREAT MASTER

At the Liepāja International Star Festival opening concert, the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the conductor Guntis Kuzma will be joined on stage of the “Great Amber” Concert Hall by the Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, who has built his career for more than three decades as one of the most versatile pianists in the world.

Lortie has established long-term partnerships with such renowned ensembles as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester National de France, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many others.

At the Liepāja International Star Festival opening concert, Louis Lortie will play Frederic Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1, composed in 1831 and premiered in Paris, gaining huge success. However, some of the composer's contemporaries did not really accept this kind of music, accusing it of an “overly sensitive” musical style. But this might also mean that it could have just been friendly envy, because time has shown that it is very beautiful and emotional music.

Featuring:
Louis LORTIE (piano)

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Guntis KUZMA

Winners of Valdis Vikmanis’ Latvian Young Artist Competition:
Lueta ŽAGARE
(violin)
Reinis RUDZĪTIS
(cello)
Dāvis Matīss LEIŠAVNIEKS
(bass trombone)
Sonja MISIŅA
(marimba)
Elza SILIŅA
(violin)

Programme:
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Symphony-Concerto for cello, 1st movement
Soloist: Reinis Rudzītis (cello)

Ernst SACHSE (1813-1870) Concertino for Bass Trombone
Soloist: Dāvis Matīss Leišavnieks (bass trombone)

Jean SIBELIUSS (1865-1957) Violin Concerto, 1st movement
Soloist: Elza Siliņa (violin)

Emmanuel SÉJOURNÉ (1961) Concerto for Marimba and Strings, 3rd movement
Soloist: Sonja Misiņa (marimba)

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Soloist: Lueta Žagare (violin)

intermission

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano concerto No.1
Soloist: Louis Lortie (piano)

The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation, the Liepāja City, SEB Bank and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Riga.

 

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