„S!gulda Thrills!” announces at „Esplanāde 2014”

„S!gulda Thrills!” announces at „Esplanāde 2014”
Publicity photo . Musician Andrejs Puškarevs
11-07-2013 A+ A-
Starting from this Saturday, 13 July, Sigulda as the official partner of The European Capital of Culture announces its application at „Esplanāde 2014” creative and information space. Every Saturday from 15.00 to 17.00 „S!gulda Thrills!” programme will be presented, said Jolanta Borīte, Culture authority manager at Sigulda City Council to „Rīga 2014” web portal.

All visitors will be introduced to accomplished projects in Sigulda district within the programme not forgetting about the events in 2014 and presenting several concerts. Sigulda application will be announced with „Muzikālās brokastis” („Musical Breakfast”) or summer chamber music concert „Bēthovens un Sigulda” („Beethoven and Sigulda”).

Everyone is invited to enjoy summer chamber music concerts curated by „Baltais Flīģelis” („The White Grand Piano”) Sunday mornings at 11.00. This event has been held for the third year. Pianist Ērika Apeine and bariton Kalvis Kalniņš together with Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andris Veismanis and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra „Trio NYX” will perform at concerts this year.

On Saturday, 13 July at 15.00, „Sinfonietta Rīga” brass quintet (Ilona Meija/flute, Pēteris Endzelis/oboe, Guntis Kuzma/clarinet, Jānis Semjonovs/bassoon and Artūrs Šults/French horn) will perform at „Esplanāde 2014”. But at 16.00, solist Andrejs Puškarevs from „Kremerata Baltica” will play vibraphone.

String quartet „Euphonia” played trio composed by Beethoven, a musical piece dedicated to his friend Count Johann Georg von Browne, showing a unique, yet unexplored fact about Beethoven: his connection to Sigulda. „Euphonia” performed this piece at Sigulda New Castle or historical real estate of Count von Browne in 2008.

From summer 2011, chamber music concerts „Beethoven and Sigulda” in Sunday mornings continue the story of Beethoven by telling more about this unexplored fact. Concerts presented at Sigulda New Castle Garden are dedicated to Beethoven and his musical heritage. Also pieces from his contemporaries, several Wien composers, will be played at the events.

Entrance is free of charge.

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