Colonel Jukums Vācietis. The Song


The world premiere of Andrejs Selickis’ new chamber music composition will be at 7 p.m. on the 20th and 21st of August. Performers: Ieva Parša, Māris Jēkabsons, Andrejs Selickis. Cornet – Normunds Katajs Paeglis. Andrejs Selickis’ composition progresses from a bitter realisation of war to the celebration of spirit, fatherland and freedom. The premiere will be followed by the composer’s adaptations and arrangements of Riflemen songs, as well as his other original compositions.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 20.08.2014 16:00

Ends: 21.08.2014 16:00


  • Jānis Akuraters Museum, O. Vācieša iela 6a

Form of event:

  • Concert
  • Event

Category of event:

  • Music

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The title for the project “Café Spleen or August 1914” at Jānis Akuraters Museum has been borrowed from “Café Spleen”, a short story by Akuraters about a “humane refuge” that artists-turned-riflemen have created in a sauna building where they meet in the evenings to talk about life and art “beyond” the war. During the project, “Café Spleen”, an army tent, will be set up in the museum’s garden to house various shows and performances about poets and artists at war, causality, and the connections between various periods in history.

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