Festival “Dominant” in St. Peter’s Church

Festival “Dominant” in St. Peter’s Church
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St. Peter’s Church in Riga will host the festival “Dominant” from the 21st to the 23rd of August. The triad of concerts follows the famous formula that Paul the Apostle gave in his First Epistle to the Corinthians – “faith, hope, love”. The concerts of the festival will be streamed live on our portal on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August.

All three festival concerts will be made up of two parts, with German composer Paul Hindemith’s (1895 – 1963) opera “The Long Christmas Dinner” performed during the first part of every concert.

Our portal will broadcast festival “Dominant” concerts live on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August.


The programme of this year’s festival: 
“Faith”, the 21st of August – a piano evening featuring Olivier Messiaen’s “Visions de l'Amen” for two pianos, performed by the duo of Sandra Jalaņecka and Lelde Tīrele

“Hope”, the 22nd of August – a chamber music night featuring piano quartet Quadra that will perform a new composition by Armands Aleksandravičus and chamber music by Agris Engelmanis, Tālivaldis Ķeniņš and Olivier Messiaen

“Love”, the 23rd of August – a three-dimensional sound theatre presents a 3D version of Carl Orff’s oratorio “De temporum fine comoedia”, recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 1973

More information about the festival is available on the website of St. Peter’s Church.

The festival was first organised in 2013. Last year, “Hope” was represented by Ottorino Respighi’s “Maria egiziaca”, staged by Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music opera studio “Figaro”, with Jolanta Strikaite in the title role. “Hope” was a concert programme created by three young and very talented musicians’ association “Art-i-Shock”, featuring several new compositions, whereas “Love” offered the public a recital of pianist Reinis Zariņš performing music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen. Reinis Zariņš’ solo concert and the “Maria egiziaca” performance were later nominated for the Latvian Grand Music Awards 2013 in the categories “For Outstanding Achievement in Music” and “Production of the Year”.

In 2014, the festival “Dominant” will be aired live from St. Peter’s Church on the culture portal “Riga 2014”.

Tickets available from St. Peter’s Church booking office from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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