XI “Kremerata Baltica” Festival “Riga’s Stars” in Early July

XI “Kremerata Baltica” Festival “Riga’s Stars” in Early July
Kaspars Garda, Riga 2014 . Gidon Kremer
From the 2nd to the 5th of July, Riga and Sigulda will host the 11th “Kremerata Baltica” festival “Riga’s Stars”, this time dedicated to outstanding Rigans, according to Inese Zagorska, a representative of the festival’s organisers. For four days, the Latvian public will have a chance to enjoy concerts by the “Kremerata Baltic” orchestra and Latvia-born international stars.

The festival will open with an official presentation of Gidon Kremer’s book “A Letter to a Young Pianist” at the “Splendid Palace” cinema. Gidon Kremer will dedicate the next day of the festival to Rigans Žanis and Johanna Lipke, whereas two concerts in Sigulda will feature the “Kremerata Baltica” orchestra performing together with violinist Baiba Skride, pianist Lauma Skride, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, and the young and very talented violinist Daniils Bulajevs. The Swiss conductor Jacques Cohen will be a special guest of the festival. The festival is being organised in co-operation with the “Riga 2014” foundation’s creative team.

Festival programme

Wednesday, the 2nd of July at 8 p.m., the “Splendid Palace” cinema – film night “Gidon’s Riga”. Official presentation of Gidon Kremer’s book “A Letter to a Young Pianist”. Exhibition “Born in Riga – Famous Worldwide”.

Thursday, the 3rd of July at 7 p.m., the Great Guild Hall – “Žanis & Johanna. Love”. Participants: the “Kremerata Baltica” orchestra, soloists Gidon Kremer, Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, Andrei Pushkarev. Set design by Reinis Suhanovs, director – Viktors Jansons.

Friday, the 4th of July at 7 p.m., the “Baltais flīģelis” concert hall in Sigulda – “Masters and Masterpieces”. Orchestra “Kremerata Baltica”. Conductor Jacques Cohen, soloist – Lauma Skride.

Saturday, the 5th of July at 6 p.m., the “Baltais flīģelis” concert hall in Sigulda – “Time for Schubert. Love and Loneliness”. Participants: the “Kremerata Baltica” orchestra, soloists Baiba Skride, Ksenija Sidorova, Daniils Bulajevs and Andrei Pushkarev.

Tickets to these events are available from the “Baltais flīģelis” concert hall’s booking office every workday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (booking office can be reached at 67974787) and from “Biļešu paradīze” outlets and online shop.

Further information at Sigulda official website and the website of the concert hall “Baltais flīģelis”.

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