The Liepāja International Stars Festival organized by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra this week, on March 2 and 4, in Liepāja Concert Hall "Lielais dzintars", invites the audience to enjoy the masterpieces of Latvian choral music performed by the Riga Chamber Choir "Ave Sol" and conductor Jurģis Cābulis, as well as symphonic music and the virtuoso performance of trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov and trombone player Christian Lindberg.
On 2 March 7PM the Riga Chamber Choir “Ave Sol” under the direction of Jurģis Cābulis, who is a representative of the new generation of choir conductors and the chief conductor of the Latvian Song Festival, will play the songs written by the masters of Latvian choral music.
The dreamy graphic artist Jānis Ivanovs will be played alongside Pēteris Vasks' Latvian piece “Flatland Landscapes”, where the musicians of the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra (violinist Līga Baltābola and cello player Klāvs Jankevics) will play solo.
We will also hear the “Trident” by Pēteris Plakidis in the interpretation of the owner of a heavenly clear voice, Aleksandra Špicberga.
The musicians of the orchestra will also play Jēkabs Jančevskis' tribute to Vincent van Gogh's paintings, while the orchestra's frequent guest, pianist Edgars Tomševics, will play some of Ivanov's sketches.
On 4 March 6PM two great masters of modern brass music will take the stage of the Stars Festival. One of them is trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov, who is well-known to Liepāja residents. The other is Christian Lindberg, who is not only a brilliant trombonist, but also a vital conductor and a composer.
At the Stars Festival he will play solo in his own Trombone Concerto “Black Hawk Eagle” and also conduct two other masterpieces: Meczysław Weinberg's Trumpet Concerto full of mystical colours and sudden changes in temperament and Jean Sibelius's popular Symphony No.2 – Finland's Manifesto of Independence.
The 31st Liepāja International Stars Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Cultural Capital Foundation, Liepāja City and SEB bank.
Tickets for the Festival concerts can be purchased at “Biļešu paradīze” ticket offices.