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Towards the light. The Sounds of Liepāja in Rundāle Palace | LIEPĀJA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Towards the light. The Sounds of Liepāja in Rundāle Palace

28/09/2024    18.00
Rundāle, Rundāle Palace, White Hall

This fall the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Guntis Kuzma, will take the brass and percussion ensemble of the Orchestra to the summer residence of the dukes of Kurzeme, the gem of baroque architecture.

The concert programme includes the new music piece “Towards the Light” by the Latvian composer Vilnis Šmīdbergs.

The list of works written by Vilnis Šmīdbergs, the founder of Latvian rock music, the founder of the art rock band “Katedrāle” and the creator of the key lineup of the band “Sīpoli”, is extensive.

For the symphony for wind orchestra Mr.Šmīdbergs received the “Grand Music Award 2010”, and for the Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra he was awarded the AKKA/LAA Author's Award (2014). This year, Vilnis Šmīdbergs received the Grand Music Award “For Lifetime Contribution”.

The concert will be complemented by the “Liturgical Fanfares” written in 1947 by the French composer Henri Tomasi.

Featuring:
Marta KAULIŅA-PELNĒNA (vibraphone)
Brass and Percussion Ensemble of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Guntis KUZMA

Programme:
Vilnis ŠMĪDBERGS (1944) Towards the Light
Rihards DUBRA
(1964) "Magnolia"
                                      solo: Marta Kauliņa-Pelnēna
Henri TOMASI (1901-1971) Liturgical Fanfares (Fanfares Liturgiques)

The Concert is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.  

INFORMATION FOR OUR VISITORS:

The seats in the White Hall of Rundāle Palace are not numbered.

Discounts:

Pupils, students, disabled persons, pensioners – 5 euros
3+ family card holders – 5 euros
Teachers, lecturers and medical workers – 5 euros

When attending the concert, the visitor must present a document certifying their eligibility to a discount.

Tickets are available here

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